Remembering Dick Gregory

Remembering Dick Gregory

“We are here to pay tribute to a hometown hero’s incredible journey from a pioneering comedian who successfully crossed over to white audiences, to a civil rights activist who sacrificed a career of comedy for a lifetime of service for the oppressed and voiceless,” said Sylvester Brown Jr.
Brown was the keynote speaker for the first of the two-part tribute to Dick Gregory Sunday at Washington University’s Graham Chapel.
The second program will take place November 30.

He joined Holden Thorp, Washington University’s provost and executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, Gregory’s brother Ron and U.S. …

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