|I don't like this black guy, troublemaker.|
- Dick Gregory was a pioneering comedian and civil rights activist who passed away on Aug. 19, 2017, age 84.
|Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman|
"We lost a king. They’ll never be another. Read his books. Look him up you won’t be disappointed. Unfortunately the America that produced Dick Gregory still exists."
Dick Gregory was the first African-American comedian to sit on the couch of The Tonight Show, then hosted by Jack Parr [before Johnny Carson got the job]. As his popularity grew, so did his activism.
|ARCHIVES: Dick Gregory LIVE in 2002|