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Civil Rights and Comedy: The Unforgettable Dick Gregory

  • Burke Theatre | The United States Navy Memorial 701 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20004 United States (map)
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Join us for a preview clip of I Am Dick Gregory, a Cinemation Productions & Buffalo 8 Productions film. Before Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle, there was Dick Gregory. The comedian, activist, and author broke ground by becoming the first black stand-up comic to perform in major white nightclubs. Gregory used his platform to support the fight for civil rights, ran for President in a write-in campaign in 1968, and devoted decades to promoting health and wellness.

Performance: Ayanna Gregory, daughter of Dick Gregory

Moderator: Rock Newman, Host, The Rock Newman Show

Participants: Sylvia Traymore Morrison, comedian/impressionist; Joyelle Nicole, comedian; Christian Gregory, son of Dick Gregory; Andre Gaines, Director and Producer, I Am Dick Gregory; Dr. E. Faye Williams, President and CEO of the National Congress of Black Women; Franqi French, writer, producer, and comedian. 

Director: Andre Gaines
USA | 2017 | ENGLISH