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Dick Gregory

Dick GregoryAKA Richard Claxton Gregory

Born: 12-Oct-1932
Birthplace: St. Louis, MO
Died: 19-Aug-2017
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist [1]
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist, Comic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Autobiography: NIGGER!

Military service: US Army (discharged 1956)

[1] Interview, Satya magazine, April 1996.

Wife: Lillian Smith ("Lil", m. 1959, ten children)

    High School: Sumner High School, St. Louis, MO
    University: Southern Illinois University (dropped out)

    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
    Youth International Party
    Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
    Thomas Merton Award 1974
    St. Louis Walk of Fame
    Hunger Strike Tehran, Iran (1980)
    Civil Disobedience New York City (22-Mar-1999)
    Trespassing Washington, DC (9-May-2001)
    Assisted by the ACLU
    Risk Factors: Lymphoma, Vegetarian

    What Happened, Miss Simone? (22-Jan-2015) · Himself
    When Comedy Went to School (6-Jun-2013) · Himself
    Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (12-Sep-2009) · Himself
    One Bright Shining Moment (16-Sep-2005) · Himself
    The Hot Chick (2-Dec-2002) · Bathroom Attendant
    Panther (3-May-1995)
    Sweet Love, Bitter (30-Jan-1967)
    The Wrong Box (4-Jul-1966) · Leicester Young Fielding

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Author of books:
NIGGER! (1963, autobiography)
From the Back of the Bus (1964)
What's Happening (1965)
The Shadow That Scares Me (1968)
Write Me In (1968)
Callus on My Soul: A Memoir (2000, memoir, with Sheila P. Moses)

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