WorldCat Identities

Gregory, Dick

Works: 286 works in 526 publications in 2 languages and 14,950 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographical films  History  Drama  Historical films  Documentary films  Autobiographies  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Performer, Actor, Speaker, Conductor
Classifications: PN2287.G68, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dick Gregory
Code name "Zorro" : the murder of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Mark Lane( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals details of King's assasination and presents premise that the killing had was sanctioned on a high government level
No more lies : the myth and the reality of American history by Dick Gregory( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explodes such American myths as free elections, the Mason-Dixon line, free enterprise, Emancipation, and the Puritan Pilgrims
The shadow that scares me by Dick Gregory( Book )

11 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In remembrance of Martin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal comments from family members, friends, former classmates, and advisors are chronicled in this moving piece honoring Dr. Martin Luther King. Includes the "I have a dream" speech on the Lincoln Memorial and other memorable events
Dick Gregory's political primer by Dick Gregory( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defining moments in Black history : reading between the lies by Dick Gregory( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America. A friend of luminaries including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Medgar Evers, and the forebear of today's popular black comics, including Larry Wilmore, W. Kamau Bell, Damon Young, and Trevor Noah, Dick Gregory was a provocative and incisive cultural force for more than fifty years. As an entertainer, he always kept it indisputably real about race issues in America, fearlessly lacing laughter with hard truths. As a leading activist against injustice, he marched at Selma during the Civil Rights movement, organized student rallies to protest the Vietnam War; sat in at rallies for Native American and feminist rights; fought apartheid in South Africa; and participated in hunger strikes in support of Black Lives Matter. In this collection of thoughtful, provocative essays, Gregory charts the complex and often obscured history of the African American experience. In his unapologetically candid voice, he moves from African ancestry and surviving the Middle Passage to the creation of the Jheri Curl, the enjoyment of bacon and everything pig, the headline-making shootings of black men, and the Black Lives Matter movement. A captivating journey through time, Defining Moments in Black History explores historical movements such as The Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance, as well as cultural touchstones such as Sidney Poitier winning the Best Actor Oscar for Lilies in the Field and Billie Holiday releasing Strange Fruit. An engaging look at black life that offers insightful commentary on the intricate history of the African American people, Defining Moments in Black History is an essential, no-holds-bar history lesson that will provoke, enlighten, and entertain." -- Publisher's description
Soul food junkies by Byron Hurt( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Byron Hurt looks at the past and future of soul food, covering its roots in Western Africa, its incarnation in the American South, and the role it plays in the health crisis in the African American community. Examines the socioeconomics of the modern American diet, and how the food industry profits from producing cheap calories while healthy options remain expensive and hard to find
From the back of the bus by Dick Gregory( Book )

11 editions published between 1962 and 1966 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One bright shining moment : the forgotten summer of George McGovern( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary retraces George McGovern's bold presidential campaign of 1972 - a grassroots campaign that fought for peace and justice, and positioned ideas and people first. However, what is remembered today as being the ultimate political defeat of the American Century may also have been its high watermark. The film poses this central question: what does the crushing electoral defeat of a man so well respected for his decency and intellect say about the electoral process, the American government, and more importantly, what does it say about the forces at work on the American people---then and now?
Make 'em laugh : the funny business of America( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The documentary explores the currents of American comedy throughout a century of social and political change, illuminating how comedy has tackled and poked fun at our political system, race relations, gender issues, and the prevailing American standards and taboos in everyday life. Melding performance, biography and history, it features interviews with over 90 comedians, writers, producers, and historians
Murder in Memphis : the FBI and the assassination of Martin Luther King by Mark Lane( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., was shot & killed in Memphis, Tennessee. Although James Earl Ray was arrested & charged with the murder, his hearing-conducted without cross-examination or challenge by defense-raised more questions than it answered. In Murder in Memphis (previously titled Code Name "Zorro"), authors Mark Lane & Dick Gregory examine these questions & more: Why was Dr. King's police protection removed on the day of the assassination-and by whom? Why was the same FBI squad, originally assigned to "destroy" King, then directed to investigate his murder? What did the ballistics tests reveal-or fail to reveal-about the alleged murder weapon? How has the most reliable witness been prevented, perhaps forever, from testifying in court? From an extraordinary assemblage of evidence-exclusive documents & interviews with former FBI agents, King's security guards, eyewitnesses, & James Ear Ray himself-Mark Lane & Dick Gregory present the case as it really was, so that the American public can decide for themselves. Mark Lane is the author of bestsellers Plausible Denial & Rush to Justice. Dick Gregory is a writer & activist who was a friend & co-worker of Dr. King during the 1960s
Dick Gregory's Bible tales, with commentary by Dick Gregory( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1983 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hidden colors 3 : the rules of racism( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This installment of Hidden Colors tackles the taboo subject of systematic racism. The film explores how institutional racism effects all areas of human activity and the rules, laws and public policies that are utilized to maintain this system
Shadows of liberty( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shadows of Liberty reveals the extraordinary truth behind the news media: censorship, cover-ups, and corporate control. Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes a journey through the darker corridors of the US media, where global conglomerates call the shots. For decades, their overwhelming influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values.Tracing the story of media manipulation through the years, Shadows of Liberty poses a crucial question: why have we let a handful of powerful corporations write the news? We're left in no doubt--media reform is urgent and freedom of the press is fundamental."--Container
Nigger; an autobiography by Dick Gregory( Book )

35 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dick Gregory's story begins in St. Louis where his family was on relief, goes through his sports career in school and college, and includes his success as an entertainer and recent front-line work in the civil rights movement
Write me in! by Dick Gregory( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dick Gregory attacks the political and social climate in the United States in this comic-serious effort to be effort to be a write-in candidate for President
Malcolm X by Spike Lee( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CBS News examines the facts of the extraordinary life of Malcolm X in exclusive, never-before-shown footage and excerpts from some of his most important speeches. Family, friends, and contemporary artists discuss his legacy in the black community
Dick Gregory's natural diet for folks who eat; cookin' with Mother Nature! by Dick Gregory( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's happening? by Dick Gregory( Book )

3 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irwin & Fran( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Irwin Corey finally reveals the magic behind his subversive double-talk act. Irwin and his chain-smoking wife Fran afford filmmaker Jordan Stone intimate access to the inner workings of The World's Foremost Authority. Blacklisted at the peak of his career, the centenarian comedian now returns with Fran at his side as he unbuckles the controversial wisdom of 77 years of pure comic genius, all the while showcasing New York City and his remarkable place in its pantheon of comedic legends
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In remembrance of Martin
Alternative Names
Dick Gregory Amerikaans komiek

Dick Gregory amerikai komikus, aktivista

Dick Gregory attivista statunitense

Dick Gregory comediante americano

Dick Gregory militant américain , écrivain, entrepreneur, comique et acteur.

Dick Gregory US-amerikanischer Comedian, Aktivist, Gesellschaftskritiker und Unternehmer

Gregory, Richard C. 1932-

Gregory, Richard Claxton.

Gregory, Richard Claxton 1932-2017

Дик Грегори

דיק גרגורי

ديك غريغوري سياسي أمريكي

دیک قرقوری

دیک گرگوری

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English (196)

Russian (1)

Murder in Memphis : the FBI and the assassination of Martin Luther KingNigger; an autobiographyCallus on my soul : a memoirContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black communityContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community