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The Eugene History Pub Talks is pleased to present

“A One-Man NAACP: Dick Gregory and the Black Freedom Struggle”
featuring Malcolm Frierson, visiting assistant professor of history, University of Oregon

Monday, February 21, 2022
7:00–8:30 p.m.
Virtual via Zoom

Please note, the event date was changed from February 14. This event is cosponsored by the University of Oregon’s Department of History, Lane County History Museum, and Viking Braggot Co. Open to the public and free to attend. For any questions, please email

Register for Event

Please register by 5:00 p.m., February 21 to receive Zoom event link.

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About the Speaker

Malcolm Frierson is a professor of African American history, specializing in the politics of African American culture in the twentieth century. His book, Freedom in Laughter (SUNY Press, 2020), investigates African American comedy as a tool of social mediation in the Civil Rights Movement.

Learn more about Frierson’s research and career in this article from the Register Guard, “Comedy intersects with Black history for visiting UO assistant professor Malcolm Frierson.”

book cover, Freedom in Laughter by Malcolm Frierson