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Davis, Ossie

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Most widely held works by Ossie Davis
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )
85 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise."--Container
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )
27 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence
Dinosaur by D. B Sweeney( Visual )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 2,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dinosaur tells the story of Aladar, an iguanodon who is separated from his own kind and raised by a clan of lemurs. When a meteor shower destroys their home, Aladar and his family follow a herd of dinosaurs heading for the safety of the "nesting grounds." Together they must stand strong amidst food and water shortages, the threat of Carnotaur attacks, and Aladar's run-ins with the herd's stubborn leader, Kron
Grumpier old men by Donald Petrie( Visual )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Neighborhood curmudgeons' long-running feud becomes an all-out rivalry when an attractive widow moves into the house across the street
Dr. Dolittle by Betty Thomas( Visual )
38 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A doctor finds out he can understand what animals are saying. When the animals find out, his world is turned upside down
Escape to freedom : a play about young Frederick Douglass by Ossie Davis( Book )
13 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Born a slave, young Frederick Douglass endures many years of cruelty before escaping to the North to claim his freedom
Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives by Whoopi Goldberg( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record
Just like Martin by Ossie Davis( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following the deaths of two classmates in a bomb explosion at his Alabama church, fourteen-year-old Stone organizes a children's march for civil rights in the autumn of 1963
The Tuskegee airmen ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of an experiment -- "to see if Blacks had the intellectual and physical ability to fly an aircraft in combat." These pilots, trained in the "deep South," became the Tuskegee Airmen, flying combat aircraft during World War II for their country. They battled on two fronts: against the Axis powers in Europe and North Africa, and the racism at home
Miss Evers' boys by Alfre Wood( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It is 1932 when loyal, devoted Nurse Eunice Evers is invited to work with Dr. Brodus and Dr. Douglas on a federally funded program to treat syphilis patients in Alabama. Free treatment is offered to those who test positive for the disease, including Caleb Humphries and Willie Johnson. But when the government withdraws its support, money is offered for what will become known as 'The Tuskegee Experiment'; a study of the effects of syphilis on patients who don't receive treatment. Now the men must be led to believe they are being cared for, when in fact they are being denied the medicine that could cure them. Miss Evers is faced with a terrible dilemma - to abandon the experiment and tell her patients or to remain silent and offer only comfort"--Container
Queen ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The remarkable history of Alex Haley's paternal side. Queen is the daughter of a slave and a plantation owner. During the turbulent decades of the antebellum South, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and beyond, she searches for a home in the two cultures and at times is shunned by both. Rejection and hate are no match for her unconquerable will
The stand by Stephen King( Visual )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Millions perish, and as small, isolated frightened bands unite, the answers to their perpetual questions to justify this end of civilization are bared in their dreams--revelations that urge some to embrace a path of virtue and others one of darkness. As the opposing forces separate into two camps, the noble elements try to shield themselves from their corrupt enemy
Get on the bus by Spike Lee( Visual )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows a group of different men traveling from Los Angeles to the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. They board the bus as strangers but emerge three days and thousands of miles later as brothers
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Recording )
20 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1950s Chicago, three generations of Youngers live in a run-down apartment. As these black Americans struggle to overcome a variety of challenges, hope suddenly looms on the horizon. The family's matriarch is poised to receive insurance money from her husband's death
Jungle fever by Spike Lee( Visual )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An Afro-American architect begins an affair with his working class Italian secretary. Their relationship causes them to be scrutinized by their friends, cast out from their families and shunned by their neighbors in this moving view of inner-city life
Bubba Ho-tep by Don Coscarelli( Visual )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mud Creek, Texas is about to get all shook up. When mysterious deaths plague the Shady Rest retirement home, it's up to "Elvis", its most sequined senior citizen and a black curmudgeon-in-chief, "JFK", to defeat a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy with a penchant for sucking the souls from the barely living
School daze by Spike Lee( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A music-filled, offbeat contemporary comedy that takes an unforgettable look at black college life. Includes soundtrack audio cd
Joe versus the volcano by John Patrick Shanley( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the follies of a stressed-out guy in a dead-end job who is told he has a terminal "brain cloud". A zany jillionaire then makes him an offer that gives him a fleeting taste of the good life. In exchange, he must journey to a Pacific island and leap into a volcano
47 by Walter Mosley( Recording )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Number 47, a fourteen-year-old slave boy growing up under the watchful eye of a brutal master in 1832, meets the mysterious Tall John, who introduces him to a magical science and also teaches him the meaning of freedom
Purlie victorious; a comedy in three acts by Ossie Davis( Book )
11 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.18 (from 0.00 for The scalph ... to 1.00 for Interview ...)
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Davis, Raiford Chatman