The HistoryMakers video oral history with Dick Gregory.

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Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Description:1 online resource (13 video files (6 hr., 7 min., 13 sec.)) : sound, color.
Subject:Gregory, Dick -- Interviews.
Gregory, Dick.
African Americans -- Interviews.
African Americans.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Oral histories.
Oral histories.
Internet videos.
Nonfiction films.
Format: E-Resource Video Streaming Video
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Varying Form of Title:History Makers video oral history with Dick Gregory
Dick Gregory
Other authors / contributors:Gregory, Dick, interviewee.
Brock, Paul, 1932- interviewer.
Hickey, Matthew, director of photography.
HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection), production company.
Sound characteristics:digital
Digital file characteristics:video file
Notes:Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Paul Brock, interviewer.
Recorded Washington, District of Columbia 2007 July 29.
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Summary:Comedian and social activist Dick Gregory was born on October 12, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri. Gregory attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, on a track scholarship. His college education was interrupted when he was drafted into the U.S. Army where he first worked as a stand-up comedian. In 1961, Gregory was hired to work at the Chicago Playboy Club. In 1964, Gregory released his autobiography Nigger, which sold seven million copies. In the mid-1960s, Gregory became involved in the Civil Rights Movement and ran unsuccessfully in elections against Chicago Mayor Richard Daley in 1967 and against President Richard Nixon in 1968. A nutrition guru, Gregory was the creator of the Bahamian Diet Nutrition Drink. He ranked eighty-first on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time. Gregory published the following several books. Gregory passed away on August 19, 2017.