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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 )

87 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,370 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 )

26 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Thomas Jefferson
Dinosaur by D. B Sweeney( Visual )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 2,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey back in time 65 million years, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and meet Aladar, an iguandon accidentaly separated from his own species while still inside the egg. Luckily, he hatches into the loving care of a clan of lemurs, including the wisecracking Zini and the compassionate Plio. But when a devastating meteor shower strikes the earth, their home is destroyed, and Aladar and his new family must join a group of dinosaurs on a treacherous journey to the safety of the nesting grounds
Dr. Dolittle by Betty Thomas( Visual )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,812 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
Grumpier old men by Donald Petrie( Visual )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 1,803 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
Escape to freedom : a play about young Frederick Douglass by Ossie Davis( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,332 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 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents narratives by more than forty former slaves, collected by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930's, and includes sixty photos
The Tuskegee airmen( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,077 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
Just like Martin by Ossie Davis( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 1,067 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
Miss Evers' boys by Alfre Wood( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 937 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
The stand by Stephen King( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 881 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
Queen( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 877 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
Get on the bus by Spike Lee( Visual )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a group of different men traveling from Los Angeles to the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. On the way, they will make friends, make enemies, and make history
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Recording )

20 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 758 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 )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 685 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 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bubba Ho-tep tells the 'true' story of what really did become of Elvis Presley." ; "We find Elvis (Bruce Campbell) as an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home, who switched identities with an Elvis impersonator years before his 'death', then missed his chance to switch back. Elvis teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident who thinks that he is actually President John F. Kennedy, and the two valiant old codgers sally forth to battle an evil Egyptian entity, who has chosen their long-term care facility as his happy hunting grounds."--Container slip
Joe versus the volcano by John Patrick Shanley( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 592 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. Is Joe doomed to be the last of the red-hot lovers? Not if the forces of imagination, romantic comedy, and the charm of Ryan in 3 roles as the women in Joe's life have their way
School daze by Spike Lee( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A music-filled, off-beat contemporary comedy that takes an unforgettable look at black college life
47 by Walter Mosley( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 536 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
Hirschfeld's Harlem by Al Hirschfeld( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawings by the famed illustrator depict the music, theater, performers, culture, and moods of Harlem, accompanied by commentary by such notables as Savion Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Lena Horne, Eartha Kitt, and Cicely Tyson
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Davis, Raiford Chatman

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Ossie Davis attore, regista e sceneggiatore statunitense

Ossie Davis cinaste amricain

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DinosaurGrumpier old menEscape to freedom : a play about young Frederick DouglassUnchained memories readings from the slave narrativesJust like MartinQueenGet on the busA raisin in the sun