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D i c k Gregory, groundbreaking comedian and activist who ran for Chicago mayor, dies at 84 (539 hits)

D i c k Gregory, groundbreaking comedian and activist who ran for Chicago mayor, dies at 84
By Dennis McLellan --

In the late ’60s, he began going on 40-day fasts to protest the Vietnam War.

In 1980, impatient with President Carter’s handling of the Iranian hostage crisis, he flew to Iran and began a fast, had a “ceremonial visit” with revolutionary leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and met with the revolutionary students inside the embassy. After four and a half months in Iran, his weight down to 106 pounds, he returned home.

But before D i c k Gregory the activist, there was D ick Gregory the groundbreaking comedian.

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...It is with great sadness in receiving this news, while understanding that 'None Of Us Is Getting Out Alive!'

It's also sad to know that this great man will not be with us in this new fight...this general of course, would have been the first to fight on the front lines of racial injustice.

Rest In Peace "Brother Gregory!" I'll most certainly miss you!

Thank you for posting this Brother Deacon Ron Gray...

In Peace,

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