From The Vault 1 Hour Version:FTV 0571 Dick Gregory 
Series: Title: Sub-title:
From The Vault 1 Hour Version  FTV 0571 Dick Gregory   
Producer: Program type: Broadcast Restrictions:
Mark Torres  Pacifica Radio Archives  For non-profit use only. 
Summary: Featured speakers/guests:
From Pacifica Radio Archives, recordings of Dick Gregory, honoring the life of the comedian and civil rights activist who broke barriers in the 1960s and became one of the first African-Americans to perform at white clubs.

Gregory used satire and cool humor as a force for civil rights in the 1960s and devoted his life to speaking out on social justice and health. Gregory died on August 19. He was 84.

Gregory said, "Humor can no more find the solution to race problems than it can cure cancer."

Nonetheless, he became a cross-over entertainer who reached both black and white audiences and, with humor, was able to generate deeper public understanding for the nations shameful racial history.

Dick Gregory sat on the Pacifica National Board at one time.
Dick Gregory 
Notes: Credits:
  Produced by Mark Torres, Pacifica Radio Archives 
Arts and Humanities | Health | Politics and Activism | Society and Culture | Film | History | Food and Nutrition | Human Rights | African-American  
Version 1: From The Vault  
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Dick Gregory 
Transcript, Announcer Script Location Recorded Release Date Language
View Script  Los Angeles  08-19-2017  English 
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fromvault1hourversion  128Kbps mp3 (52.4MB) Stereo 


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