R.I.P. Dick Gregory

Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in Blog | No Comments

A pioneering comedian turned crusader for social justice has exited the planet. Many knew Dick Gregory for his sharp comedic wit as well as his deep insights into problems that threatened the tranquility of this nation.

Who can forget Dick Gregory’s sagacious comedic lines, such as:

  • Segregation is not all bad. Have you ever heard of a collision where the people in the back of the bus got hurt?
  • We tried to integrate a restaurant, and they said, “We don’t serve colored folk here,” and I said, “Well, I don’t eat colored folk… bring me some pork chops.”
  • I sat in at a lunch counter for nine months. When they finally integrated, they didn’t have what I wanted.

Take a peek at Gregory’s comedy in his early days:

Dick Gregory’s sagacity went beyond the nightclubs to social gatherings where he delivered insightful lectures such as this:

The internet overflows with the comedy and wisdom of Dick Gregory. Remember him and his legacy… and carry it forward.

Dick Gregory

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 21: Comedian and Social Activist Dick Gregory speaks onstage at the Independent Lens ‘Soul Food Junkies’ panel during day 1 of the PBS portion of the 2012 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 21, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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