Read The Most Defining Moments in Black History According to Dick Gregory Online Free - 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 has been a provocative and incisive cultural force for more than fifty years. As an entertainer, he has 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, The Most Defining Moments in Black History According to Dick Gregory 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, The Most Defining Moments in Black History According to Dick Gregory is an essential, no-holds-bar history lesson that will provoke, enlighten, and entertain.
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July 23, 2017
If you have ever seen, heard or read Dick Gregory then you already know he will bring some information that you probably were unaware of, or at the very least he will provide a different angle to things you may be familiar with. And that is mostly what he does here in this book, takes us on a soj...
September 13, 2017
Everything my soul needed
If you're looking for easy reading that stimulates thought and conversation, buy this book! Dick makes you question everything you've ever learned...and look at it through a new lens. Our black lens. Our black stories. Our black lives. It's humorous, educational, and insp...
October 11, 2017
I must confess that Gregory's tendency to lead everything back to a conspiracy theory hampered my overall enjoyment of this book. BUT, there were moments when I laughed aloud and he clearly loved history and politics. Definitely want to check out some of his earlier autobiographical writings.
September 21, 2017
~ 3.5 Stars ~
October 12, 2017
Lots and lots of really good information in this. He's taken 100 years of history and compiled it in one book. However, his conspiracy theories blew me out of the water, and make the truth he's sharing suspect. I've heard, and read, a lot of what he's shared before, so I don't doubt the truth in...
October 11, 2017
woulda been a 4 if not for some of the...interesting conspiracy theories