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Born at Hempstead in Essex in 1706, Turpin served an apprenticeship with a butcher in Whitechapel in the East End of London. However, he soon turned to a life of crime and became notorious for robbery, terror and murder. Much of his career as a highwayman was spent in Essex as a member of the Gregory Gang who used Epping Forest as a place for deer stealing and robbery, raiding isolated farmhouses in adjoining villages.

Comedian and author Dick Gregory has been active since the ’60’s and is showing no signs of slowing down. Gregory turns 84 today and the activist remains fiery and opinionated as ever. …

The other baby has to watch in terror/confusion.... "If you had to kill your own calf before you ate him, most likely you would not be able to do it. To hear the calf scream, to see the blood spill, to see the baby being taken away from his momma, and to see the look of death in the animal's eye would turn your stomach. So you get the man at the packing house to do the killing for you." ~ Dick Gregory

#Dick Gregory, comedian, actor, and civil rights activist, was born Richard Claxton Gregory in 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri.  Gregory's father left the family when Gregory was a child forcing his mother, Lucille, a maid, to raise him and his five siblings.  During his high school years Gregory j

Scandal’s Joe Morton and Dick Gregory Talk Turn Me Loose, a New Play About the Activist-Comedian’s Life

Dick Gregory taught us to think for ourselves and to take ownership of our opinions. Through laughter, he influenced our consciousness and raised our awareness. It is now our turn to carry the torch and liberate ourselves and others through self-education and self-awareness.

Nigger : An Autobiography - Published in 1964, the autobiography of comedian Dick Gregory is by turns funny, poignant, and thought-provoking. #africanbookstore