Nigger

An Autobiography
Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
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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.

©1964 Dick Gregory Enterprises, Inc. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Beautiful, moving, devastating

I’m so glad I purchased this book. I’m crying at work now. It’s so beautifully written and so raw. Incredibly moving. I would recommend this book to everyone and anyone who asked me what I recommend. Don’t pass this book up.

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Touching

This book was absolutely amazing...I felt his words in my soul!! Thank you Dick Gregory for sharing your beautiful story!

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His Story

Mr. Gregory thank you for the story of so many Americans in this country Rest in peace

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I laughed, I cried, I learned.

hopefully I have changed. a profoundly interesting and moving book. worthy of not only a second listen but a third as well.

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I want to thank Mr./Mrs. Gregory and others for the sacrifices they made, so I can have and my children/grandchildren can have the freedom we have today.

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Hate is Alive and Well

Nigger was a glimpse into the souls of AfricanAmerican children. Through systematic hate and jealousy (of Black women in particularly)children are trained to see themselves as less than...

Dick Gregory's story started with his childhood and how he overcame the systematic brainwashing. And than began to expose it to the world unapologetically. I personally was a student of his teachings, His legacy is a blueprint for AfricanAmericans, in particularly, how to overcome systematic hatred.

The download is a treasured gift. Thank You

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perfectly narrated

A good book to have by your side,a story you can drift into. "thanks baby"

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Great Book!!!

I'm from Jackson, Mississippi. I appreciate Mr. Gregory, so much. He made Jackson a better place for me to grow up. My wife and I, had the honor to meet Mr. Gregory at the Alamo in Jackson. A few months, before he died. We took a picture with him. And before, we left him, he said "Let me pray for yall". He was so humble, I thank God for him.

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A must read (listen)!!!

Thank you Mr Gregory for sharing your story with us. A new perspective of a ugly word.

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Awesome Book

I first read this book in high school. Twenty years later it’s still a great read. I think I’ll give this one as a gift.