The Delta Research and Educational Foundation (DREF) announces the 2018-2019 Ruby Dee Legacy of Sisterhood Scholarship. The $1,000 merit-based scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving African American female student who is either a junior or senior collegiate or a graduate student majoring in English, Literature, Drama, Art, Music, African American Studies, Communications, Education, Fine Arts, Performing Arts, or Visual Arts. The deadline for submission is March 21, 2019.

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The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture acquires the archive of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee. #everythingossieandruby

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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Legacy Timeline

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.



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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