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Rest in Peace, Dick Gregory

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posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 10:38 PM
Gregory has passed at age 84. He was a stand up comedian back when I was young and was a social critic who embraced freedom with his humor. He not only spoke out on racial issues but was one of the first entetainers of that generation to call out the sickness of the whole system.
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posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 11:08 PM
a reply to: TerryMcGuire

Links don't work.

Here he is.

I remember him from my childhood too.
R.I.P. good sir.😔

posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 11:19 PM
a reply to: Bigburgh Thanks Burg. First I hit the wrong button and posted early and then tried to add a video and that didn't work so thank you again.

Gregory was standing up against the system when i was a teenager when Carlin was still doing straight comedy with no little political comentary. Gregory used to get in a lot of trouble for his view and finall, as I recall gave up his chance for top flight celebrity status for not bending to the established level of censorship at the time.

posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 11:33 PM
a reply to: TerryMcGuire

I'm going to have to delve back into time a bit. He seemed to disappear after the 90s for me (he just went off the radar).
I do remeber him doing the charity "Comic Relief". He made me laugh no doubt. Just like the photo I presented, that Smile and Beard made me happy. That's how I want to remember him.

Swear to god he did Sesame Street too. But I can't find it in the bio.

posted on Aug, 19 2017 @ 11:56 PM

This is the closest he got to Sesame Street.

He should have been a member of ATS for what he did during his life.

Gregory appeared as "Mr. Sun" on the television show Wonder Showzen (the third episode, entitled "Ocean", aired in 2005). As Chauncey, a puppet character, imbibes a hallucinogenic substance, Mr. Sun warns, "Don't get hooked on imagination, Chauncey. It can lead to terrible, horrible things."

posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 03:13 AM
Dick Gregory . Another Civil Rights Champion.
Go with honor.

posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 03:52 AM
another one of my hero's gone! rest in peace Dick

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