*The Dick Gregory Clebration of Life weekend event concludes today (09-17-17) in Washington, DC with a parade featuring actor/comedian/activist Nick Cannon as Parade Marshall.
Richard Claxton Gregory – an African American comedian, civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, conspiracy theorist, and occasional actor – died (08-19-17) at the age of 84.
Here’s the schedule/info:
WHO: The family of Mr. Dick Gregory and special guests will include; Stevie Wonder, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Myrlie Evers-Williams, Minister Louis Farrakhan, C.T. Vivian, Martin Luther King III, Ilyasah Shabazz (daughter of Malcolm X), Cathy Hughes, Rain Pryor (daughter of Richard Pryor), Rev. William Barber, Joe Morton, Nick Cannon, India Arie, Donnie Simpson, Killer Mike and many more to be announced, who will pay tribute to Mr. Gregory at the service on Saturday.
WHAT: “Celebration of Life” service for Civil Rights Leader, Icon, Legend and Humanitarian, Mr. Gregory, Richard Claxton “Dick” (Born, October 12, 1932, St. Louis, Mo.)
WHEN/ WHERE; Saturday, September 16th (Service in MD) & Sunday, September 17th (Parade in DC)
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Dick Gregory Tribute Parade in Washington, D.C.
10:30am -Parade from Howard Theatre (620 T Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001) To Ben’s Chili Bowl
Open to the Public, No Ticket Required
Parade is Open to the Media For Coverage
For Media Access Availability, coverage and approval, send requests to; [email protected]
The Gregory family thanks everyone for the outpouring of love and support. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, please consider purchasing copies of Dick Gregory’s newest book “Defining Moments in Black History” for your family or friends to keep the words and passions of Dick Gregory front and center, or, please consider a tax-deductible donation to the Dick Gregory Foundation and Dick Gregory Society.
For additional information or updates, please visit: www.DickGregoryTribute.com
Official Spokesperson for The Dick Gregory Family
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