Yesterday CBS put a spotlight on the iconic comedian Dick Gregory and his life on their series, Sunday Morning. The feature looks to tell the story of Gregory as he stood up to racism while coming up in the ranks of comedy. The show goes on to talk with some of Gregory’s children, and some of his biggest moments like that time when he ran for president. Pull up a seat.
In the early 1960s, a young Dick Gregory emerged as one of the hottest comics in the country. Today, at 84 years of age, he is still saying it as he sees it. “If them cops was shooting your children, if they shot dogs like that, white folks would burn the police station down all over the f****** world, right?” he said recently at an appearance at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York.