Civil-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
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Comedian/civil rights activist Dick Gregory attends Dick Gregory & Friends Tribute and Toast at The Ricardo Montalban Theatre on February 3, 2015 in Hollywood, California.
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UAW president Bob King, Detroit NAACP President Wendell Anthony, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr's son Martin Luther King III, comedian and activist Dick Gregory, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, Reverend Jesse Jackson and march grand marshal Tony Brown march during the 50th Anniversary Freedom March on June 22, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Comedian/Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory is joined by the legendary recording artist Stevie Wonder as Dick Gregory receives his star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame on February 2, 2015 in Hollywood, California.
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Comedian Dick Gregory (L) and wife Lillian Gregory attend his being honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 2, 2015 in Hollywood, California.
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Comedian Dick Gregory performs at the Bud Light Presents Wild West Comedy Festival - at Zanies on May 14, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Behind the scenes of Adrian Steirn's portrait shoot of Sophia Williams De Bruyn, 'In Prayer and Protest', Adrian Steirn, 21 Icons creator, photographer and filmmaker walks with Sophia Williams de Bruyn on location at the State Union Building, Pretoria on March 4, 2012 as part of photographer and filmmaker Adrian Steirn's 21 Icons South Africa Series. Inspired by Nelson Mandela, 21 Icons is a series of short films and photographic portraits documenting the stories of key figures in South Africa's recent history, including former presidents FW de Klerk and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Proceeds from the syndication of this portrait will be donated to The Sophia De Bruyn and Henry Benny Nato De Bruyn Legacy Foundation.