Comedian And Activist Dick Gregory

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We lost a comedic legend this past Saturday (August 19) and some big time celebrities are mourning. Dick Gregory was a pioneer in comedy who crossed over, despite unrelenting race commentary. If you wanted to get the gritty of what it was to be a Black man in America — and chuckle at the same time — Dick Gregory was your guy. Political to the core, Gregory gave his voice to causes such as the the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, the anti-Vietnam War movement, and the feminist movement of the late 70s. The man even ran for President of the United States.

Since Gregory’s passing at age 84, everyone from politicians to music artists have mourned his death. You can check out some of the heartwarming tributes below.

A great example of using your art for activism! Rest well brother! #dickgregory

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RIP Dick Gregory.

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