Friends, family gather to celebrate the life of Dick Gregory
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LANDOVER, Md. — Friends and family of Dick Gregory have gathered at a Maryland church in the suburbs of the nation's capital to celebrate the life of the comedian and activist.
The service was held Saturday at City of Praise Family Ministries in Landover, Maryland.
Reena Evers-Everette, the daughter of slain Civil Rights activist Medgar Evers, says they gathered "to hear about the funny man, the straight man, who impacted our minds and impacted our hearts."
Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s, used his
He died in Washington, D.C., last month at the age of 84.