Richard Claxton Gregory
October 12, 1932
in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
August 19, 2017 (aged 84) in Washington, D.C., U.S.
Lillian Smith (m. 1959)
Active Years of Activism
Real & Current WIkipedia Activism ABstract
Richard Claxton Gregory (October 12, 1932 – August 19, 2017) was an American comedian, civil rights and vegetarian activist, and conspiracy theorist. He spent the last decade of his life speaking regularly about numerous conspiracy theories. His writings were best sellers. Gregory became popular among the African-American communities in the southern United States with his "no-holds-barred" sets, poking fun at the bigotry and racism in the United States. In 1961 he became a staple in the comedy clubs, even appearing on television, and officially releasing comedy record albums.
Gregory was at the forefront of political activism in the 1960s, when he protested the Vietnam War and racial injustice. He was arrested multiple times and went on many hunger strikes. He later became a speaker and author, primarily promoting spirituality.
Gregory died of heart failure at a Washington, D.C., hospital at age 84 in August 2017.
For the Canadian football player, see Dick Gregory (Canadian football).
Virtual YogA Assignment
& Contemplative Practice
LISTEN TO DICK GREGORY'S SPEECH
AT THE START OF THE ABOVE VIDEO
AND CONSIDER THE LOGIC
AROUND WHAT IS SAID.
AS YOU TAKE IN
THE REST OF THIS
BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
AT HARVARD STADIUM
IN BOSTON, MA, USA,
DESIGN YOUR OWN
VIRTUAL ACTIVISM PLAYING CARD
WITH BIOGRAPHICAL STATS,
A VISUAL REPRESENTATION,
NOTABLE WORKS & ROLES,
& / OR
IMAGINE YOUR OWN
WIKIPEDIA ACTIVISM ABSTRACT
DRAW A PICTURE
OF YOUR OWN LI-GER & DESCRIBE
WHAT IT'S KNOWN FOR,
AND SPECIAL SKILLS & POWERS
(SEE NAPOLEON DYNAMITE
CONSIDER, WHAT HAS BEEN MISSING
FROM HOW DICK GREGORY
CONSIDER, WHY DOES WIKIPEDIA
DOCUMENTS BOB MARLEY'S
WITHOUT IDENTIFYING HIM
AS AN ACTIVIST?
NAMASTE ~ TEAGAN
Special Skills & Powers:
Skills as a Singer, Songwriter, and Musician,
with the power to unify people across race, religion, and generation, around music and messages of peace, Jah, unity, and one love.
A VIRTUAL ACTIVISM PLAYING CARD
& WIKIPEDIA ACTIVISM ABSTRACT
Created for Bob Marley
[OR, My thought about What it MIGHT look like
iF wikipedia Were to Frame Bob Marley
MORE as an activist than a musician]
Virtual activism Playing Card
Robert Nesta Marley
6 February 1945
Nine Mile, Saint Ann Parish, British Jamaica
11 May 1981 (aged 36)
Miami, Florida, U.S.
Rita Anderson (m. after 1966)
Cindy Breakspeare (1977–1978)
Active Years of Activism
Notable Works and Roles
An IMagined Wikipedia Activism Abstract
Internationally, Marley's message continues to reverberate among various indigenous communities. For instance, the Australian Aboriginal people continue to burn a sacred flame to honour his memory in Sydney's Victoria Park, while members of the Native American Hopi and Havasupai tribes revere his work.:5 There are also many tributes to Bob Marley throughout India, including restaurants, hotels, and cultural festivals.
Marley evolved into a global symbol, which has been endlessly merchandised through a variety of mediums. In light of this, author Dave Thompson in his book Reggae and Caribbean Music, laments what he perceives to be the commercialised pacification of Marley's more militant edge, stating:
"Bob Marley ranks among both the most popular and the most misunderstood figures in modern culture ... That the machine has utterly emasculated Marley is beyond doubt. Gone from the public record is the ghetto kid who dreamed of Che Guevara and the Black Panthers, and pinned their posters up in the Wailers Soul Shack record store; who believed in freedom; and the fighting which it necessitated, and dressed the part on an early album sleeve; whose heroes were James Brown and Muhammad Ali; whose God was Ras Tafari and whose sacrament was marijuana. Instead, the Bob Marley who surveys his kingdom today is smiling benevolence, a shining sun, a waving palm tree, and a string of hits which tumble out of polite radio like candy from a gumball machine. Of course it has assured his immortality. But it has also demeaned him beyond recognition. Bob Marley was worth far more."
Several films pour spotlights on Marley and his message. For instance, a feature-length documentary about his life, Rebel Music, won various awards at the Grammys. With contributions from Rita, The Wailers, and Marley's lovers and children, it also tells much of the story in his own words. The film, Marley, was released on 20 April 2012. In 2011, ex-girlfriend and filmmaker Esther Anderson, along with Gian Godoy, made the documentary Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend, which premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. In October 2015, Jamaican author Marlon James' novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, a fictional account of the attempted assassination of Marley, won the 2015 Man Booker Prize at a ceremony in London. In February 2020, the musical Get Up Stand Up!, the Bob Marley Story was announced by writer Lee Hall and director Dominic Cooke, starring Arinzé Kene as Bob Marley. It will open at London's Lyric Theatre in February 2021.
BOB MARLEY'S SONG "WAR" REIMAGINED AS "ROAR"
That until there no longer first class and second class citizens of any nation, until the color of a man's skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes, Me say "ROAR!"
That until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race, dis a "ROAR!"
That until that day the dream of lasting peace, world citizenship, rule of international morality will remain in but a fleeting illusion to be pursued, but never attained, now everywhere is "ROAR!" "ROAR!"
And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes that hold our brothers in Angola, in Mozambique, South Africa, Sub-human bondage have been toppled, utterly destroyed, well, everywhere is "ROAR!" Me say "ROAR!"
"ROAR!" in the east. "ROAR!" in the west. "ROAR!" up north. "ROAR!" down south. "ROAR!" "ROAR!" Rumors of "ROAR!"
And until that day, the African continent will not know peace, we Africans will fight we find it necessary and we know we shall win as we are confident in the victory of good over evil. Good over evil, yeah, good over evil. Good over evil, yeah, good over evil.
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