Richard “Dick” Claxton Gregory (born October 12, 1932) is an American comedian, social activist, writer and entrepreneur. 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. Find out about dick!
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