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Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory

Comedian Dick Gregory who spoke to about 2,000 students at the University of South Florida, April 14, 1971, said the fate of America depends on youth. Gregory used humor to make pointed jabs at racism, the CIA, President Nixon, the frozen orange juice industry, and the economic recession.

Dick Gregory 1965

Comedian Dick Gregory is escorted to a police van in Grant Park as police broke up a march of civil right demonstrators who refused to obey an order to reduce their line to a single traffic lane in Chicago, June 11, 1965.

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Dick Gregory

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19: Comedian/civil rights activist Dick Gregory attends the opening night performance of “Turn Me Loose” held at The Westside Theatre on May 19, 2016 in New York City.

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Gregory On The Campaign Trail
American comedian and social activist Dick Gregory campaigns for president with the Freedom & Peace Party, New York, New York, 1969. (Photo by Anthony Barboza/Getty Images) ** OUTS - ELSENT, FPG, CM - OUTS * NM, PH, VA if sourced by CT, LA or MoD ** (Anthony Barboza / Getty Images)
Muhammad Ali with Dick Gregory

World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali spoons through a dish of health food which he was promoting for Dick Gregory, right, at a Chicago press conference on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1978 in Chicago. Calling Gregory his nutrition specialist, Ali said he attributed his victory over Leon Spinks in New Orleans last week \

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Dick Gregory 1964

Comedian Dick Gregory addresses a group of youngsters at a Freedom School sponsored by the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church during a one-day boycott called by black leaders to protest alleged de facto segregation at Milwaukee’s core area schools, May 18, 1964.

 (Charles Knoblock / AP)