Skip to comments.Dick Gregory Has Passed
Posted on 08/19/2017 7:29:11 PM PDT by Morgana
therealdickgregory It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, DC. The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time. More details will be released over the next few days - Christian Gregory
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Not too bright ... but RIP Dick Gregory.
He was the first person I voted for President running on the Peace and Freedom Party ticket back in my hippie days.
I met him a long time ago and liked him. I liked his attitude although I didn’t agree with everything he said.
Singer Prince said the same thing.
Plus remember that tainted water in Chicago in the last two years?
What if this man and Prince was right?
Didn’t always agree with him but had a lot of respect for Dick Gregory as someone who stood by his beliefs. RIP.
You mean what if democrats that run these urban cities were intentionally poisoning their black population? There are definitely people stupid enough to believe that.
My memory of Dick was that he seemed a decent guy. I haven’t heard his name mentioned in years, though.
May he be in a better place.
Me too, left the same impression. RIP.
Exactly like those who are freaking out over "contrails".
Then there's Flint Michigan.
In Fun City back in the 60s, we thought it was the ink on the welfare checks.
RIP Dick Gregory.
My son, Captain "Ace" (a real, line flying airline jock) assures me it's ("Chemtrails") just a joke by flying types. He's the self-appointed leader of one of the chapters.
“Segregation is not all bad. Have you ever heard of a collision where the people in the back of the bus got hurt?”
He ran for Chi Mayor as a Write in against Daley in 1967, I didn’t know that. Peace and Freedom nominee for POTUS in ‘68, didn’t know that either, placed 5th behind Socialist Labor Party, 47K votes, I don’t know many states he was on the ballot in but over half his votes came from NY.
He allegedly picked it up and kissed it
Because of a snowstorm in Atlanta many years ago, my connecting flight was cancelled and Delta put me up in a hotel room for the night. The next morning they put me on a flight that had only one seat remaining and it was in First Class. When I sat down this black man was sitting in the next seat with a three foot high stack of newspapers that he was reading. After the flight took off, we had a brief conversation and I asked him where he was traveling to and he responded he was on his way to speak at a college campus. I innocently said, “Are you famous?” He laughed and said, “I’m Dick Gregory”. The remainder of the flight we chatted and while we didn’t agree on one single subject, it was one of the most interesting flights I ever had. He frankly was very cordial and extremely intelligent and when we left the plane, I apologized for disrupting him from finishing his reading materials. He said,” That’s all right, I enjoyed the conversation and I’ll catch up on my reading in my hotel room.” I shook hands with him and I have never forgotten that brief encounter and how extremely nice he was to me, despite our philosophical differences.May he Rest in Peace!
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