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University City in St. Louis County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Dick Gregory

Born October 12, 1932

 
 
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By Devry Jones, October 7, 2018
1. Dick Gregory Marker
Inscription.  Born in St. Louis, Dick Gregory grew up at 1803 N. Taylor Ave. shining shoes to help feed his family. At Sumner High School, he led a march against conditions at segregated schools and set a state record in track. As a star comedian in the early 1960s, he used biting racial satire and shunned the stereotypes of early black comics. Prompted by Martin Luther King, Jr., he became a civil rights and anti-war leader, running for president in 1968 and fasting for human rights both here and abroad. Bringing wit and dedication to countless causes for decades, Dick Gregory started the "Campaign for Human Dignity" in 1992 to fight crime in St. Louis neighborhoods.
 
Erected 1995 by St. Louis Walk of Fame.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the St. Louis Walk of Fame marker series.
 
Location. 38° 39.367′ N, 90° 18.337′ W. Marker is in University City, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker is on Delmar Boulevard west of Melville Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6611 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis MO 63130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Dick Gregory: Needed [Public citizen #1 -president of the United States in exile,inaugurated 3-4-69] image. Click for full size.
Peace and Freedom Party (courtesy of the Library of Congress), 1969
2. Dick Gregory: Needed [Public citizen #1 -president of the United States in exile,inaugurated 3-4-69]
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peter Raven (a few steps from this marker); Theodore Link (a few steps from this marker); Carl & Gerty Cori (a few steps from this marker); Agnes Moorehead (a few steps from this marker); Charles Eames (a few steps from this marker); Lou Brock (a few steps from this marker); A.E. Hotchner (a few steps from this marker); Chuck Berry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in University City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 13, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on October 15, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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