Ossie Davis

The way to love all women is to love one woman well.
Ossie Davis

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Ossie & Ruby

Ruby Dee

The kind of beauty I want is the hard to get kind that comes from within.
Strength, courage, and dignity.
Ruby Dee

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This timeline is not merely a list of a personal dates related only to Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. Ossie and Ruby always tied their lives—and ours—to The Struggle and to the larger vision of freedom and equality. It makes sense for this timeline to provide an historical context that allows us to know our place in the line of march; to connect, remember, and appreciate the shoulders on which we stand.

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This is the captivating, inspiring autobiography of a star couple who've celebrated 50 years of marriage.
Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee are legendary stars of the American stage, television, and film, a beloved and revered couple cherished not just for their acting artistry but also for their lifelong commitment to civil rights, family values, and the black community.

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'Daughters of the Movement: Where Do We Go From Here?

Join us for a wide-ranging discussion moderated by writer and Emmy-nominated producer Tanya Selvaratnam with Daughters of the Movement: Gina Belafonte, daughter of Julie and […]

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'The Ruby Dee Legacy of Sisterhood Scholarship

The Ruby Dee Legacy of Sisterhood Scholarship is made possible by a generous donation to the Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) contributed by Dr. […]

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'Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Acquires Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee Archive

NOVEMBER 13, 2018  (Press Photos) – The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at The New York Public Library has acquired the full archive of […]

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