Category: Dick Gregory

Ruby Dee and Dick Gregory on the set of the British television drama “Armchair Theatre” in 1966.

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Jet magazine covers from 1964

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JET Magazine covers from 1964

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Dick Gregory visits John Lennon and Yoko Ono during their Bed-in For Peace at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, May 1969.

Gregory unsuccessfully ran for President of the United States in 1968 as a write-in candidate of the Freedom and Peace Party. If elected, he promised to ‘paint the White House black’.

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JET magazine covers from 1972

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JET Magazine covers from 1964

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Ebony magazine covers from 1971

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Ebony magazine covers from 1971

Dick Gregory with Bob Marley & The Wailers at The Amandla Festival of Unity was a world music festival held at Harvard Stadium in Boston on July 21, 1979. 

The festival was held in an effort to support and celebrate the liberation of South Africa and the on-going efforts of people in Boston to address racism in their families, schools, workplaces and communities.

(Photos by Sharon Donahue)

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JET Magazine covers from 1964