Dick Gregory, civil rights activist and comedian, dead at 84

20 Août, 2017, 06:37 | Author: Lucrece Courtet
  • Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory In Hospital Because Of Unknown Condition

Dick Gregory was an American civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, comedian, conspiracy theorist and occasional actor.

- The family of comedic legend and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, confirms that he passed away at the age of 84, Saturday night in Washington DC.

Muhammad Ali embraces Dick Gregory, comedian, social activist and nutritionist, after a workout in New Orleans, Sept. 13, 1978. "The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very hard time".

Christian Gregory, Dick's son, shared the news on Facebook on the 17th of August to update his fans on his current status.

"It was the first time they had seen a black comic who was not bucking his eyes, wasn't dancing and singing and telling mother-in-law jokes", Gregory said in a 2000 Boston Globe interview.

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"I went in, and as I sat on the couch, talking about my children, so many people called the switchboard at NBC in NY that the circuits blew out", he said in that same interview. His sharp commentary soon led him into civil rights activism, where his ability to woo audiences through humor helped bring national attention to fledgling efforts at integration and social equality. He joined forces with people like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, marched in Selma and protested the Vietnam War.

"My career is interfering with my demonstrating", Gregory shot back. He even tried to run for President in 1968 as a write-in candidate on the Peace and Freedom Party Ticket, generating close to 50,000 votes.

"He taught us how to laugh. He taught us how to live", said the Rev. Jesse Jackson. I miss him already.

"He challenged America at every turn". And then one day Professor Irwin Corey decided that he wasn't going to work seven days, and they brought me in [as a replacement at the Playboy Club] because Hefner saw me.

"His comedy showed his education, intelligence, and was inclusive of humanitarianism along with great timing", Cosby tweeted.

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