Dick Gregory - Activist


Civil-rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory arrives with his... News PhotoActivist,Arrival,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Comedian,Daughter,Dick Gregory - Activist,Females,Gala,History,Horizontal,Opening Event,Theatrical Performance,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPCivil-rights activist and comedian Dick Gregory arrives with his daughter Ayanna for the opening gala of the historic Howard Theater in Washington, DC on April 12, 2012. First opened in 1910 in the 'Black Broadway' neighborhood of the capital, it has remained closed for the past 32 years until reopening on April 09, 2012. In its heyday, the Howard Theater featured vaudeville, live theater, musicals and local talents shows, bringing the newest and biggest names of the era in black entertainment. Some of the most celebrated entertainers who performed there include Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughn, Sammy Davis Jr., Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Marvin Gaye and Miles Davis. AFP PHOTO / Eva HAMBACH (Photo credit should read EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images)