Birth Name: Richard Claxton Gregory
Date of Birth: October 12, 1932
Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.
Date of Death: August 19, 2017
Place of Death: Washington, D.C., U.S.
Dick Gregory was an American comedian, civil rights and vegetarian activist, actor, social critic, writer, and entrepreneur.
He was a write-in candidate for President of the United States for the Freedom and Peace Party in 1968.
He was the son of Lucille Franklin and Presley Eugene Gregory. He was married to Lillian Smith, with whom he had eleven children.
Dick’s paternal grandfather was Riley Gregory (the son of Tom Gregory and Millie Tyler). Riley was born in Tennessee.
Dick’s paternal grandmother was named Lucy Taylor. Lucy was born in Tennessee.
Dick’s maternal grandfather was named Thomas Jefferson.
Dick’s maternal grandmother was Nellie Council (the daughter of Edward Council and Ellen/Ella Gilbert). Nellie was born in Mississippi. Edward was the son of Troy Council and Sarah. Ellen was the daughter of James Gilbert and Ella Smith.
Sources: Genealogy of Dick Gregory – https://www.wikitree.com
Dick Gregory on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Dick Gregory (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Dick’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Dick’s maternal grandmother, Nellie Council, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Dick’s maternal great-grandfather, Edward Council, on the 1870 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
his maternal great-grandfather was half-white: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWD4-CC9
or white: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3DC-NJ6
or black: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8ZJ-DBM
depending on the Census
I guess he was a mulatto
I think Troy/Tron Council was white: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWD4-CHY