Dick Gregory was an outright hoot. The comedian and activist, who died Saturday at age 84, couldn’t have been conjured up by any author, though Chester Himes or Langston Hughes might have come close if they had tried. The age of vaudeville would have loved him.
"One Day With Dick Gregory Made Me Know He Was Truly One of a Kind" is from the August 20, 2017 Style section of The Washington Post. It was written by Wil Haygood and narrated by Sam Scholl.