Ho Chi Minh was born in 1890, on May 19, and passed on September 2, 1969.
Dick Gregory wrote this remembrance for the Quicksilver Times. He first came to the nation’s attention as a “no-holds-barred” comedian mocking bigotry and racism. However, long before that, he served as a civil rights activist. As such, the Los Angeles Free Press often placed him in its pages. Afterwards he was a social critic, writer, conspiracy theorist, entrepreneur and, occasionally, even an actor.