Gregory’s social satire has changed the way white America perceives African-American comedians. His autobiography, “Nigger,” has sold over 7 million copies. Gregory’s activism during the civil rights movement paired him with such other African-American luminaries as Martin Luther King Jr. and Medgar Evers. He devoted much of his time to nonviolent protest with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and was jailed many times for his dedication to the cause. As a human rights activist and civil rights speaker, Gregory continues protesting for the greater good, including conducting fasts and protests for fishermen’s rights, ending hunger and ending the drug problems in the United States. His lasting legacy will be one of nonviolence and his belief in social responsibility for all. [From Keppler Speakers.]
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