In “Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies,” Dick Gregory pulls back the curtain on what we think we know about some of history’s most pivotal moments. He argues that many celebrated events and icons have been whitewashed, while others have been outright fabricated-and he provides compelling evidence to support his claims. This powerful book offers a unique and eye-opening perspective on American history and black culture.
For who is this book for ?
Dick Gregory provides a unique and eye-opening perspective on American history and black culture in his book “Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies.” This book is for anyone interested in gaining a more accurate understanding of American history.
- Dick Gregory is a celebrated author and speaker who brings an unique perspective to American history
- The book offers compelling evidence that many hallowed moments in black history have been whitewashed or fabricated
- This eye-opening look at America’s past is sure to provoke discussion and debate
- Dick Gregory is not an accredited historian.
- The book relies heavily on first person narrative, which may be biased.
- Some of the information presented has been debunked by other historians.
Learn more about the author
Dick Gregory is a comedian, social critic and civil rights activist who has been breaking ground since the early 1960s. A pioneer of stand-up comedy, he performed at segregated clubs in the South during the Jim Crow era and was one of the first black comics to cross over into mainstream white audiences. His political activism has included marches, hunger strikes and imprisonment. Over his long career, Dick Gregory has won numerous awards including two Emmys and a Grammy nomination.
“Defining Moments in Black History is a must read for anyone who wants to get an accurate understanding of African American history. Dick Gregory does an excellent job of exposing the lies and distortions that have been perpetuated about some of the most famous moments and figures in our past.”
“Gregory blends history with current events to give the reader a well-rounded view of just how important it is for African Americans and all people to have an understanding of our past. This book is crammed full of information that I never learned in school!”
“A necessary read for anyone interested in history,black culture or just the human condition.”
“A honest, well-documented account of some key moments in black history. Gregory does a great job of bringing to light information that has been hidden or distorted for too long.”