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Dick Gregory, 84, Dies; Found Humor in the Civil Rights Struggle

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Dick Gregory, the pioneering black satirist who transformed cool humor into a barbed force for civil rights in the 1960s, then veered from his craft for a life devoted to protest and fasting in the name of assorted social causes, health regimens and conspiracy theories, died Saturday in Washington. He was 84. READ MORE @ THENEWYORKTIMES

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