Laying to rest a King

More than 7,000 people attended my father’s funeral services. They spanned three days and included a viewing, six hour memorial service, a parade/ funeral march through the streets of DC and a private burial. Ft. Lincoln funeral home and cemetery did a phenomenal job. I will never forget the folks there and their care and respect. It was evident they were passionate about what they do and I was fortunate to have found them. From August to January, I’ve had one focus: legacy protection. Now, I intend to continue my focus while we hit the road. The first leg of our travel will have us in Los Angeles. Currently, there is a Broadway-bound play, a documentary and a feature film in varying stages of completion, all based on my father’s life. This first entry is about our relocation to LA after shutting down our lives in Washington, DC.

Published by Dr. Christian Claxton Gregory

Dr. Christian Claxton Gregory (Bio) Christian Gregory is the eighth child of Dick and Lillian Gregory. Born in Chicago, he was raised on a 1,000 acre farm in Plymouth, Massachusetts, where the pastoral setting and lifelong lessons in wellness spurred his interest in physiology and the mind-body connection. After graduating from Morgan State University, he earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University in Atlanta. Dr. Gregory practiced in Washington for twenty-five years, caring for DC natives, leading entertainment figures, and friends in the movement including Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Betty Shabazz, Dorothy Height, Cicely Tyson, and Stevie Wonder. When Dick Gregory decided to resume an active speaking and entertainment schedule, he became his father’s manager. Together they formed Dick Gregory Media, Inc. in 2015. Dr. Gregory’s unique combined experiences in patient care and entertainment management fostered the desire to develop the linkages between activism, communication, the performing arts, and physical well-being. To that end, he established Tower Hill Farm Health & Wellness and Tower Hill Farm Entertainment. Since his passing in 2017, Christian Gregory has managed his father’s estate and intellectual property, and has successfully guided the development of other projects on his father’s life, including the stage play TURN ME LOOSE and the film THE ONE AND ONLY DICK GREGORY.

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