Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Feb 03 2003

Dick Gregory Coming to Concord College “For People”

Athens, W.Va. - Dick Gregory will speak Wednesday, February 5, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. in the Main Auditorium of the Alexander Fine Arts Center as part of the Artists-Lecture Series.

Gregory is a comedian, civil rights activist, nutritionist, author and a public speaker. He is known mainly for his groundbreaking use of socially conscious racial humor. Gregory became the first African-American comedian to perform for white audiences.

Throughout the 1960s, Gregory's fame as a civil rights activist and nightclub performer made his name synonymous with progressive social and political causes. He ran for mayor of Chicago in 1966 and for the U.S. presidency in 1968 to publicize human rights issues.

This lecture is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture & History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

The Dick Gregory lecture is free of charge to the general public.

For more information contact the Concord College box office at 1-304-384-5101 or by email at boxoffice@concord.edu.

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Concord College Notes: Persons with disabilities should contact Rick Dillon,
1-304-384-5276 or Alice Dillon, 1-304-384-5177, if special accommodations are required for this event.

This press release was written by Max Sopher from Beckley, W.Va. He is a senior majoring in communication arts with a concentration in public relations and advertising.

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