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Article "Gregory To Speak Here This Week"

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Article "Gregory To Speak Here This Week"

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A Collegian article announcing an upcoming talk to be given by Dick Gregory, a black comedian, author, lecturer, and actor. Gregory was best known for his "outspoken battle for freedom and equality, not only for the Negro but the entire human race." In previous speeches, Gregory had said that "the present system must be changed by the young people." Gregory wrote an autobiography titled "Nigger," which described his climb to prominence and his views on American society. Gregory wrote, "That's why so many people are willing to lay down their lives to save this great country from the cancer of hate that is destroying it. Where else in the world could a Negro, born and raised on relief, make Who's Who in 1952 I was a welfare case, and in 1963 I was on a list of famous men." Gregory was also Black civil rights leader, and famous on television, stage, and motion pictures.

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"Gregory To Speak Here This Week." The University of Richmond Collegian LVIII, no. 11, (December 4, 1970): 1. http://collegian.richmond.edu/cgi-bin/richmond?a=d&d=COL19701204.2.5&srpos=1&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN

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The Collegian, University of Richmond

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1970-12-04

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English

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Richmond (Va.)

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“Article "Gregory To Speak Here This Week",” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 12, 2019, http://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/347.