From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
When comedian and social activist Dick Gregory died in August at age 84, he left behind a widow, 10 offspring — and the manuscript of “Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies.”
Gregory’s life, if not his story, began in St. Louis, where he grew up the son of a housemaid. He graduated from Sumner High School and attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. But then he moved north to Chicago and into show business.
In “Defining Moments,” Gregory in effect tells black readers that he knows what their lives are like — and tells white readers what they don’t know.
Check out the book today!