Dick Gregory holding a telephone

March 01, 1971 - University of Illinois Broadcast Archives

Civil Rights: Black World Perspectives

On the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, comedian Dick Gregory says young people have inherited social problems from “old fools” that must now be solved.


Dick Gregory holding a telephone

November 21, 1967 - University of Illinois Broadcast Archives

White Supremacy is Dead, by Dick Gregory

Comedian Dick Gregory provides a social commentary on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign about how everyone is inherently racist.

Note: This speech contains potentially offensive language that may not be suitable for listening in work situations, or for those sensitive to racially charged terms.


October 25, 1952 - University of Illinois Broadcast Archives

Prejudice: A lecture by Percy Lavon Julian

A lecture on race and prejudice at the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by Percy Lavon Julian, one of the first American American to receive a doctorate in Chemistry. Dr. Julian begins by discussing the definition of prejudice: a judgment arrived at without sufficient thought or knowledge, and help without reasonable grounds.