Dick Gregory Speaks

Posted On January 7, 2015
Categories News 2015

Dick Gregory has been a successful comedian and human rights activist since the 1960′s. Gregory began performing stand-up comedy in the mid-1950’s, and became a headliner at Chicago’s Playboy Club. By 1962, he was selling out nightclubs, recording albums and appearing on television.

Throughout the 1960’s Gregory was active in the civil rights movement. He supported a number of causes, including opposition to the Vietnam War, economic reform and anti-drug rallies. He took part in hunger strikes and was a U.S. presidential write-in candidate for the Peace and Freedom Party in 1968.

He continued performing and speaking on social issues throughout the years, has published several books and became an advocate for the health food industry in the 1980’s.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Comedian and activist Dick Gregory will be speaking at Georgia State as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series on Jan 22.

Event Information:
Thursday, Jan. 22
4 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom