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Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies

Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies

Scritto da Dick Gregory

Narrato da James Shippy


Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies

Scritto da Dick Gregory

Narrato da James Shippy

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Sep 19, 2017
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9780062742247
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With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America.

A friend of luminaries including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Medgar Evers, and the forebear of today's popular black comics, including Larry Wilmore, W. Kamau Bell, Damon Young, and Trevor Noah, Dick Gregory has been a provocative and incisive cultural force for more than fifty years. As an entertainer, he has always kept it indisputably real about race issues in America, fearlessly lacing laughter with hard truths. As a leading activist against injustice, he marched at Selma during the Civil Rights movement, organized student rallies to protest the Vietnam War; sat in at rallies for Native American and feminist rights; fought apartheid in South Africa; and participated in hunger strikes in support of Black Lives Matter.

In this collection of thoughtful, provocative essays, Gregory charts the complex and often obscured history of the African American experience. In his unapologetically candid voice, he moves from African ancestry and surviving the Middle Passage to the creation of the Jheri Curl, the enjoyment of bacon and everything pig, the headline-making shootings of black men, and the Black Lives Matter movement. A captivating journey through time, The Most Defining Moments in Black History According to Dick Gregory explores historical movements such as The Great Migration and the Harlem Renaissance, as well as cultural touchstones such as Sidney Poitier winning the Best Actor Oscar for Lilies in the Field and Billie Holiday releasing Strange Fruit.

An engaging look at black life that offers insightful commentary on the intricate history of the African American people, The Most Defining Moments in Black History According to Dick Gregory is an essential, no-holds-bar history lesson that will provoke, enlighten, and entertain.

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Informazioni sull'autore

Richard “Dick” Claxton Gregory was an African American comedian, civil rights activist, and cultural icon who first performed in public in the 1950s. He was on Comedy Central’s list of “100 Greatest Stand-Ups” and was the author of fourteen books, most notably the bestselling classic Nigger: An Autobiography. A hilariously authentic wisecracker and passionate fighter for justice, Gregory is considered one of the most prized comedians of our time. He and his beloved wife, Lil, have ten kids.


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  • (5/5)
    Dick Gregory was an iconic figure, as well as an insider, and I admire him for taking up a lifelong mission to wake our people up.
  • (5/5)
    Dick Gregory is an excellent story teller and he tells stories of our history in the United States in his distinctive and unique style. I heartily endorse this work.
  • (5/5)
    One of the most important books I’ve read in a long time. Everyone in America should read this book.
  • (5/5)
    From the perspective of a man that actually witnessed history in the making! Greatest history lesson I’ve ever read!
  • (5/5)
    This was an eye opener I’m so glad that i picked that book.
  • (5/5)
    So much stuff in this book made me say wow and make me look at the government a different way.
  • (5/5)
    Great book, filled with lots of information on African Americans!
  • (4/5)
    Dick Gregory knew 50% of the people he reflects on in this book. Some aspects of his recollection and commentary regarding Marvin Gaye, MLK, Malcom X and Metgar Evers I found to be extremely personal and shocking. His life of activism, healthy living, political satire and comedic entertainment is revealed throughout the book.
  • (5/5)
    this was a great book from a legend. the insight and thoughts are spot on and it will give you history of events that you may not have know about.
  • (5/5)
    One of the best!! I absolutely loved it! ??
  • (5/5)
    I learned so much Thank You Mr. Gregory you are truly missed!your work lives on. I absolutely love this book! ❤️
  • (5/5)
    Had to buy a few copy’s and give to my family
  • (4/5)
    Fascinating and funny read from one of the greatest social commentators of our time
  • (5/5)
    Read this and Shook One, and you'll know all you need to know.
  • (4/5)
    Some very interesting history that you’ll never be taught about in regular school being brought to light!
  • (4/5)
    Information that ive never heard before i love learning new details about black history
  • (5/5)
    There are some sections the narrator read that aren't in the book but overall it's a fantastic narration. Feels like listening to Dick Himself
  • (5/5)
    Thank you for sharing ,let’s continue the Works.I really enjoy and appreciate all the works
  • (5/5)
    This was a wonderful piece of literature! I didn't realize how much history he was a part of! Fascinating!
  • (5/5)
    This book contains valuable historical and sociological information that impacts the quality of life in an anti-black society.

    I have listened to this audio presentation twice (back-to-back) and I am elated!

    As I process the intellectual and emotional morsels of this book, I know that I am a changed person ... I can feel my personal positive growth.

    I am grateful that Mr. Gregory gave this gift to the world.

    Thank you Father Gregory!

  • (3/5)
    Interesting historical tidbits with generalizations that fall short of verifiably.
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    I absolutely loved this book. I'm a 23 yr old young woman and sifting through tons of information in this day and age is stressful, especially not knowing what's fully fact or fiction. Baba Dick definitely refreshed my thirst for learning all about black history, with the hopes of being inspired enough to be the change I want to see. I could go on and on and on about his storytelling skills and his ability to make you feel in the moment hes talking about. I just loved it, I hope hes somewhere in the heavens enjoying his new life.

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  • (5/5)

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    The BEST book I've ever read!! This book gave me chills!!!

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