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Dick Gregory, comedian and civil rights activist, dies at 84

Dick Gregory, comedian and civil rights activist, dies at 84
Posted at 11:14 PM, Aug 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-20 11:45:10-04

(RNN) -  Dick Gregory, the groundbreaking African-American comedian and civil rights activist has died, social media posts from his family report. He was 84.

His son, Christian Gregory, said he died in Washington, giving no details.

In the 1960s, Gregory was the first black comic to perform in major nightclubs. The bulk of his material was satirizing segregation and race relations. 

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