Dick Gregory: A Life Educating & Seeking Justice

Dick Gregory talking Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on stage  with Dr. Benjamin Spock, Rev. Ralph Abernathy (BETTMANN ARCHIVE).

By Rachel Mack for Americans Who Tell The Truth. The great civil rights activist Dick Gregory died this week. His book, Nigger, was published when I was nine years old and had a long-lasting impact on my political development and views. He spoke at my university and added to helping to shape my political views and push me toward activism. When we organized the Occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC he was a regular visitor and spoke at the event.