Dick Gregory , the pioneering standup comedian and civil rights activist who made his advocacy work a key component of his on-stage persona, died Saturday night in Washington, D. He was Gregory was active on the standup and public speaking circuit on and off for more than a half-century. He had recently been making comedy appearances until he was hospitalized on Aug. Gregory made his mark in the early s as a rare African-American comedian who was successfu in nightclubs geared to white audiences.
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I remember the day my life changed forever. I was a sophomore at Amherst College; it was Our Black Student Union brought Dick Gregory —the global human rights activist and Civil Rights Movement icon—to campus to talk about the state of black America, but, instead, he decided to talk about the plate of black America. I talk more about the interconnectedness of food and activism here. Most of us in the audience didn't know that Gregory had become a vegetarian in based on the philosophy of nonviolence practiced during the Civil Rights Movement, which he extended to the treatment of animals. I had been a participant in all of the "major" and most of the "minor" civil rights demonstrations of the early sixties.
Dick Gregory, Groundbreaking Comedian and Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 84
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, Dick Gregory is an influential African American comic who has used his performance skills to convey to both white and black audiences his political message on civil rights. Influenced to stand up for civil rights by his early surroundings of poverty and violence, Gregory became the first comedian to successfully perform for both black and white audiences. James and earned a track scholarship to Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
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