Gregory was active in the civil rights movement. On October 7, 1963, he came to Selma, Alabama, and spoke for two hours.
Dick Gregory, African-American comedian, civil rights activist, and spokesman for health issues, who became nationally recognized in the.
Comedian Dick Gregory got his big break performing as a stand-up comedian at the Playboy Club in the early 1960s. He also participated as an activist in the Civil Rights Movement and eventually ran for political office. In his later years, he worked as a lecturer and pursued his.