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Posts tagged with "Ossie Davis"

Ruby Dee passes

Ruby Dee passes

Jun. 22 | October 27, 1922 — June 11, 2014   Cultural icon and beloved actor Ruby Dee is no longer among us. She was best known for her film portrayal in 1961 of the achingly vulnerable, nonetheless strong-willed Ruth of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic...

On having to prove one’s self-worth

On having to prove one’s self-worth

Jun. 5 |   Ossie Davis (1917-2005) remembered a Southern sheriff pouring syrup on his head as a child. Davis regarded this incident as pivotal, instilling what he called the “ni***r” effect in his mind: a form, function and reaction of cowardice...