Essential Dick Gregory with Christian Gregory

About this event


On October 11 at 6:30 pm, we will host a program highlighting the new publication The Essential Dick Gregory edited by Christian Gregory. The curated anthology of selected writings reflects and celebrates Dick Gregory’s wisdom and his vision. Divided into three sections—Body, Mind, and Spirit—it includes previously unavailable transcriptions and excerpts taken from his sixteen books, fifteen albums and audio compilations, and more than 1,200 hours of archival video, including lectures, interviews, and comedic performances.

Christian Gregory, editor of this latest collection and Dick Gregory's son, will be joined in conversation with Guadalís Del Carmen, writer, screenplay for a Dick Gregory biopic; Ayanna Gregory, performer, educator, activist, and daughter of Dick Gregory; along with invited guests. The program comes on the eve of what would have been Dick Gregory's 90th birthday.

Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory was one of the pioneering satirists of his generation, a reformer and brilliant spokesperson for the downtrodden and forgotten who dedicated his life to speaking unadulterated truth—and to improving ordinary lives. A revered human rights and environmental activist, fearsome and uncompromising social critic, lauded bestselling author, and beloved nutrition guru, Gregory aimed not only to educate souls, but to liberate them. His words shaped a generation and remain vital for our own turbulent times, offering wisdom to enlighten and inspire a new activist age.


This event will also be live streamed to our YouTube channel.


Readers who wish to purchase The Essential Dick Gregory edited by Christian Gregory, can do so in-person from The Schomburg Shop in Harlem. All proceeds benefit The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.




October 11, 2022 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm


Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10030
United States
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