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Richard "Dick" Claxton Gregory was an African American comedian, civil rights activist, and cultural icon who first performed in public in the 1950s. He was on Comedy Central's list of "100 Greatest Stand-Ups" and was the author of fourteen books, most notably the bestselling classic Nigger: An Autobiography. A hilariously authentic wisecracker and passionate fighter for justice, Gregory is considered one of the most prized comedians of our time. He and his beloved wife, Lil, have ten kids.
"Gregory's examination of American history from a black perspective
is both humorous and inspiring."--Booklist
"In an unprcedented show of compassion and courage, Dick Gregory has knitted together side-splitting humor and hard truths. He has awakened generations of Americans who bow when they hear his name."
--Susan L. Taylor, Founder of the National Cares Mentoring Movement and Editor-in-Chief Emerita of Essence Magazine