American comedian and social activist/critic
His autobiography, "Nigger" (1995), sold 7 million copies
Named #82 of the "100 Greatest Stand-ups of all time" (Comedy Central)
The social satire of legendary comedian Dick Gregory has changed the way white America perceived African-American comedians.
His autobiography, “Nigger” (1995), has sold over seven million copies. Dick ‘s activism during the civil rights movement paired him with other African-American luminaries as Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers. He devoted much of his time to non-violent protest with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and was jailed many times for his dedication to the cause.
Human rights activist and civil rights speaker Dick Gregory continues protesting for the greater good, including conducting fasts and protests for fishermen’s’ rights, ending hunger, and ending the drug problems in the United States. His lasting legacy will be one of non-violence and his belief in social responsibly for all citizens of the planet.
Dick is number 82 on Comedy Central’s list of the “100 Greatest Stand-ups” of all time and has his own star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
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