John Zangas interviews comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace March in Washington, DC. Gregory says he prefers accomplishments to dreams. He also thinks that the FBI and CIA pose an even greater threat to social movements today than they did in the 1960s.
JZ: So you feel the dream is still alive?
DG: I don’t deal in dreams. Dreams are dead…. All those trifling things, they never say dreams. The electric chair, that ain’t no dream. It’s real. The only thing I didn’t agree with, he said we should overcome “someday.”
- Dick Gregory: Spike Lee Is A Thug And A Punk (huffingtonpost.com)