OssieDavis (born Raiford Chatman Davis) (December 18, 1917 – February 4, 2005) Emmy and Grammy award winning Humanitarian, Playwright, Activist, Director, Author, Producer, Actor, Poet and “an upright example of Black Manhood”! Ruby Dee (October 27, 1922 - …) Emmy and Grammy award winning Journalist, Screenwriter, Activist, Playwright, Actor, Poet; widow of Ossie Davis and living proof that “Black don’t Crack”!
"People, I Just Found Out The Loss Of Spiritual Mother, The Late, Great Ruby Dee. I’m Crushed By This Bad News And I Know Ruby Has Already Been Embraced In A Warm Loving Hug From Her Life Partner Of 57 Years, Mr. Ossie Davis.
It Has Been One Of My Great Blessings In Life To Work With Two Of The Finest Artist And Activist. Ruby And Ossie Were In The Battlefields With Paul Robeson, Malcolm X And Dr. Martin Luther King. Ruby And Ossie Served As A Living Example That One Could Be An Artist And A Activist Too,That One Could Be An Artist And Still Deal With What It Means To Be A Black Woman And A Black Man In These United States.
God Bless You Ruby Dee. God Bless You Ossie Davis.
The Both Of You Told Us ‘To Always Do The Right Thing’.”
The Feast of All Saints (2001) // dir. by Peter Medak
For all of you who have never heard or seen this movie, here you go.
Synopsis: Set in nineteenth-century New Orleans, the story depicts the gens de couleur libres, or the Free People of Colour, a dazzling yet damned class caught between the world of white privilege and black oppression.
Damn near everybody is in this movie. The cast includes Robert Ri’chard, Bianca Lawson, Peter Gallagher, Gloria Reuen, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Jennifer Beals, Eartha Kitt, Pam Grier, Jasmine Guy, James Earl Jones, Forest Whitaker, Ben Vereen, Victoria Rowell, and more.