Dick Gregory


Born
in St. Louis, Missouri
October 12, 1932

Died
August 19, 2017


Richard "Dick" Gregory was an American civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, comedian, motivational speaker, author and actor. He became the first black comedian to successfully cross over to white audiences.

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Nigger

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4.35 avg rating — 7,135 ratings — published 1964 — 19 editions
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The Most Defining Moments i...

4.03 avg rating — 604 ratings — published 2017
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Callus on My Soul

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4.32 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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Dick Gregory's Natural Diet...

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4.35 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 1973 — 2 editions
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From the Back of the Bus

3.85 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 1962 — 3 editions
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The Shadow That Scares Me

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4.32 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 1968 — 2 editions
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No More Lies

4.10 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 1971 — 4 editions
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Defining Moments in Black H...

4.27 avg rating — 49 ratings2 editions
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Up from Nigger

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Dick Gregory's Bible Tales,...

4.18 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1974 — 3 editions
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“Last time I was down South I walked into this restaurant, and this white waitress came up to me and said: 'We don't serve colored people here.' "I said: 'that's all right, I don't eat colored people. Bring me a whole fried chicken.”
Dick Gregory

“No kid in the world, no woman in the world should ever raise a hand against a no-good daddy. That's already been taken care of: A Man Who Destroys His Own Home Shall Inherit the Wind.”
Dick Gregory

“One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.”
Dick Gregory