Dick Gregory

Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory (born October 12, 1932 – August 19, 2017) was an American comedian, social activist, social critic, writer, conspiracy theorist, and entrepreneur.

Gregory is an influential American comedian who has used his performance skills to convey to both white and black audiences his political message on civil rights. His social satire helped change the way white Americans perceived black American comedians since he first performed in public.