Dick Gregory

AALBC.com Mourns the Loss of Dick Gregory

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Dick Gregory is a Top 100 AALBC.com Bestselling Author Making Our List 4 Times

Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory, was born, October 12, 1932 in St. Louis, Mo. He is a comedian and civil rights activist whose social satire changed the way white Americans perceived African American comedians since he first performed in public.

Gregory’s autobiography, Nigger, was published in 1963 prior to The assassination of President Kennedy, and became the number one best-selling book in America. Over the decades it has sold in excess of seven million copies. His choice for the title was explained in the forward, where Dick Gregory wrote a note to his mother. “Whenever you hear the word ‘Nigger’,” he said, “you’ll know their advertising my book.”

Gregory passed August 19, 2017. He was 84.

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9 Books by Dick Gregory

Book Cover Callus on My Soul: A Memoir by Dick Gregory

Callus on My Soul

Book Cover Nigger by Dick Gregory


Book Cover Up from Nigger by Dick Gregory

Up from Nigger

Book Cover No more lies: The myth and the reality of American history, by Dick Gregory

No more lies