Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory's million-copy-plus best-selling memoir - now in audio for the first time, and featuring an all-new exclusive foreword written and performed by Dr. Christian Gregory, son of Dick Gregory, in which he shares why that word still carries so much weight and why his father's message of activism still endures.
"Powerful and ugly and beautiful...a moving story of a man who deeply wants a world without malice and hate and is doing something about it." (The New York Times)
Fifty-five years ago, in 1964, an incredibly honest and revealing memoir by one of the America's best-loved comedians and activists, Dick Gregory, was published. With a shocking title and breathtaking writing, Dick Gregory defined a genre and changed the way race was discussed in America.
Telling stories that range from his hardscrabble childhood in St. Louis to his pioneering early days as a comedian to his indefatigable activism alongside Medgar Evers and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Gregory's memoir riveted readers in the '60s. In the years and decades to come, the stories and lessons became more relevant than ever, and the book attained the status of a classic. The memoir has sold over a million copies and become core text about race relations and civil rights, continuing to inspire readers everywhere with Dick Gregory's incredible story about triumphing over racism and poverty to become an American legend.