Dick Gregory a man with a purpose

Comedian Dick Gregory delivers a speech on
February 12, 1967, in the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York City. (AP Photo/stf)


African-American Poiltical Pundit says: "Sometimes its good to go back in time to read and hear about our fight for civil rights and human rights. This is a great speech to be shared with those young brothers and sisters who are not awareof Dick Gregrory and his work" Dick Gregory has remained active in politics and human rights. In 1967, he fasted for forty days to protest the Vietnam War. He also ran for mayor of Chicago and the U.S. presidency. In the 1970s and 1980s, Gregory became a widely quoted advocate of dieting and nutrition. Listen to the speech or read his speech from St. John's Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama – May 20, 1963.

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