Sunday, August 20, 2017

Mr. Dick Gregory RIP MY FRIEND

 

Our Friend  Richard Claxton "Dick" Gregory African American comedian and civil rights activist whose social satire changed the way white Americans perceived African American comedians since he first performed in public.Humorist and activist Dick Gregory passed away yesterday in Washington at age 84. The comedian long used his act to attack racism, and proudly proclaimed his role as an "agitator" for social change.

LISTEN TO MR.GREGORY ON HIS FIRST VISIT TO THE TANYA FREE AND FRIENDS TALK SHOW JUNE 22 2011




Comments

1. Long Time Listener in Memphis said...

I remember this show. He is one of our kind. National Treasure! His quote that he can recognize a "HO" on the street but not a Christian. SO TRUE

2. Grace said...

His words still ring true today.What we don't know is taking us down

3. Lawrence said...

I was there when you brought Mr. Gregory to the Byrd Theater.He was so gracious. I have my picture with him framed at home

4. Shawn said...

He could make you laugh and cry at the same time.Rest In Power Mr. Gregory

5. Trudy said...

Thanks for the flashback.RIP

6. Kevin said...

Thank you for bringing him to Richmond.It was a great night for the Urban League.

7. Long Time Listener said...

This show brings back such memories.Where are William and Benita these days?

8. Cameron said...

Wow,your show was only an hour back then?

9. Vivian Burke said...

Such a loss,but a life lived with purpose.Thanks Tanya for sharing.Love your show and your style. I noticed you as I was leaving the movies last night,you were coming in.I love the hair.You always look great on air and in the community

10. RobertBrown said...

RIP

11. Laura said...

He didn't just talk the talk,he walked the walk.He and his wife.We need walkers today.

12. Long Time Listener said...

Huge footprints in the sand.



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