JOHN WILCOCK: In Chicago to Interview Dick Gregory


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/10/06/john-wilcock-in-chicago-to-in.html

A visit to Chicago in 1966 to interview activist and comedian Dick Gregory.


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“No, sir, Mayor Daley no longer dines here. He’s dead, sir.”


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This is fascinating–the “kiss the chicken” story appears to be a staple of stories KKK encounters with black diners, part of the folklore. Here is the version given by Johnny Lee Clary, former Klan leader, about the black minister responsible for converting him: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqV-egZOS1E


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A gentle reminder:

Regrettably, John suffered a stroke in 2014, which has dissolved nearly all of his life’s savings on medical expenses.


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