Richard Claxton Gregory

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General Information

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Name: Richard Claxton Gregory

Pen Name: Dick Gregory

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: October 12, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri


Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Gregory attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale on a track scholarship. He also lived in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gregory is an American comedian, social activist, social critic, writer and entrepreneur. After returning from the Southern Illinois University after the draft, he decided to move to Chicago to perform comedy professionally. There, he became part of a new generation of black comedians that included Nipsey Russell, Bill Cosby, and Godfrey Cambridge.

Gregory also ran for mayor of Chicago in 1965 and was the Freedom and Peace Party's canidate for President in 1968.

Published Works

  • Nigger:An Autobiography, Pocket, 1990
  • No More Lies:The Myth and Reality of American History, Harper & Row, 1972
  • Gregory's Political Primer, Harper & Row, 1972
  • Up From Nigger, Stein & Day Pub, 1976

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library


ISBN: 0671735608
Release Date: 1990-11-15

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No more lies: The myth and the reality of American history,

ISBN: 0060802367
Release Date: 1972

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Dick Gregory's Political Primer

ISBN: 0060116013
Release Date: 1972

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Richard Claxton Gregory on WorldCat

Richard Claxton Gregory on Amazon

Dick Gregory on Wikipedia


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