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Comedian and long time civil rights activist,  Dick Gregory turns 81 today. he was born 10-12 in 1932.

Author, Comedian, Actor, and Activist Dick Gregory shares inside info about recent events mainstream news media are covering up.

Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory is a comedian and activist who became well known for his biting brand of comedy that attacked racial prejudice.

School for black civil rights activists; young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, 1960  photo by Eve Arnold

Eve Arnold: School for black civil rights activists; young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face or her hair being pulled. Virginia, 1960 (no link, but a reminder to find out more about SNCC training)

James Baldwin, 50 years ago on the Dick Cavett show: Racial inequality in social structure matters whether or not individuals hold onto racial prejudices.

From PBS American Masters James Baldwin, "The Price of the Ticket" Unfortunately comments became derisive and certain viewers resorted to name calling.


Best Black History Quotes: Dick Gregory on the Civil Rights Movement "This isn't a revolution of black against white; this is a revolution of right against wrong. And right has never lost" -- Dick Gregory


Sylvester Magee (1841-1971) The man who lived 130 years

Civil War veteran Sylvester Magee lived to be 130 years old . He was likely the last living human being who possessed any firsthand memory of the trials of the Civil War or institutionalized slavery.

This is a photo of the first Black girl to attend an all white school in the United States—Dorothy Counts—being jeered and taunted by her white, male peers

thisiswhiteculture: Never forget…Dorothy Counts being mocked by an entirely white audience on enrollment day at Harding High School. September 1957 and they call US savages

Angela Davis - 1960's

Angela Davis, Angela Davis is an american political activist, scholar, and author. Davis emerged as a nationally prominent activist in the when she was associated with the Communist Party USA, the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Panther Party.