Dick Gregory wants an explanation of some comments Andrew Young made in the case of an FBI informant.
Rob Redding reports on the Redding News Review…
Comedian and activist Dick Gregory said he wants former civil rights activist, mayor and ambassador Andrew Young to explain his comments about an FBI spy in the civil rights movement.
Young, now 78, told The Commercial Appeal that he is not bothered by a report that Ernest Withers secretly worked as an FBI informant while snapping photographs of the civil rights movement.
“I always liked him because he was a good photographer. And he was always (around),” Young is reported to have told the newspaper. “I don’t think Dr. King would have minded him making a little money on the side.”
Gregory said the comments show a “hatred” of Martin Luther King Jr.
“We are talking about a guy hired by the FBI to destroy us and the fact that Andy could say that means there must be a deep hatred down inside of him…If he feels that way about King only God knows what he feels about the rest of us,” Gregory said on Redding News Review’s daily radio program.