Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory

The comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory died this past weekend. During the course of his career, his voice carried from network television studios to the front lines of the civil rights movement. But his voice had a particular resonance in local Washington, a place he called home. We reflect on Gregory’s life and legacy.


  • Joe Madison Host, SiriusXM
  • Ayanna Gregory Artist, Educator, Activist
  • Wil Haygood Patrick Henry Writing Fellow at the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, Washington College

Dick Gregory As Remembered By His Daughter, Ayanna

Ayanna Gregory, a local artist, activist and educator, shares with Kojo her experiences of “growing up Gregory.”

What Dick Gregory Meant To The Fight For D.C. Statehood

Kojo chats with U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton about Dick Gregory’s activism – and his support for his adopted hometown, Washington, D.C.

When Dick Gregory Ran For President

From the Ball State University archives, an interview with Dick Gregory during his 1968 presidential campaign.

The Local Effort To Put Dick Gregory On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Dick Gregory chats with Joe Madison about his effort to have him recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

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