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.
Dick Gregory is still on the front lines speaking out for human and social rights as well as empowering people of color to stand up be part of the solution and not the problem. Born Richard Claxton Gregory on October 12, 1932, in St. Louis, Missouri, Mr. Gregory just celebrated his 84th birthday and is currently performing his stand-up show around the country to sold-out crowds. Also, actor Joe Morton produced, wrote, and performed in his one-man show titled "Turn Me Loose" on Broadway t...
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. www.nickswords.com
#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