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Comedian & Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dies at 84

HeadlineAug 21, 2017
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Pioneering comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory has died at the age of 84. In the early 1960s Gregory became one of the most popular comedians in the country and paved the way for generations of African-American comedians, from Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor to Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle. After headlines, we’ll spend the rest of the hour playing clips of Dick Gregory speaking in his own words about comedy, activism, race in America and his long struggle for social justice.

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