Dick Gregory, a Legendary Activist Who Spanned Six Decades, Dies at 84

August 20, 2017 Lauren Victoria Burke

“Never before in the history of this planet has anybody made the progress that African Americans have made in a 30 year period.” That was one of many memorable Dick Gregory statements. The activist, comedian and writer died on August 19, in Washington D.C. He was known for saying things others were scared to say

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