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Dee, Ruby

Overview
Works: 206 works in 468 publications in 4 languages and 33,533 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Documentary films  Biographical films  Gangster films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Commentator, Author of screenplay, Proofreader, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Ruby Dee
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 2,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn, racial tensions are quickly inflamed and violence ensues
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Visual )

8 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 2,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With host Eric Stolz, this program dissects Lorraine Hansberry's A raisin in the sun through the insights of those who participated in or studied the various productions of this American play
American gangster by Ridley Scott( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, American Gangster is the story of two men: Frank Lucas, former driver, bouncer, and collector for Bumpy Johnson, the so-called Robin Hood of Harlem; and Richie Roberts, night-school lawyer, detective, and honest cop. Frank is importing heroin direct from Bangkok--by-passing the Italian and Sicilian mafia--undercutting their prices, delivering superior product, and making a fortune. Richie, loathed by cops on the take for turning in a million bucks in unmarked bills found in a suspects car, is heading a newly formed Federal investigation force for narcotics, tasked with finding and arresting North American drug kingpins. These two men are destined to meet, a meeting that will change their lives
Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives by Whoopi Goldberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,291 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
Roots of resistance a story of the underground railroad by WGBH Educational Foundation( Visual )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the story of the underground railroad through narratives of escaped slaves. Includes interviews with descendents of slaves and slaveholders describing personal danger and risks involved in each slave's departure
Two ways to count to ten : a Liberian folktale by Ruby Dee( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of a traditional Liberian tale in which King Leopard invites all the animals to a spear-throwing contest whose winner will marry his daughter and succeed him as king
A thousand words by Brian Robbins( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fast-talking Jack McCall says whatever it takes to close a deal. After stretching the truth with a spiritual guru, he suddenly finds his life depending on a magical tree with 1,000 leaves, one for every word he has left. Now Jack's got to stop talking and conjure up some outrageous ways to communicate or he's a goner
With Ossie and Ruby : in this life together by Ossie Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a joint memoir that celebrates half a century of successful marriage, they look back on the extraordinary careers that earned each a Presidential Medal for Lifetime Achievement."--Jacket
Color adjustment by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of prejudice and perception traces over forty years of race relations in America through the lens of prime time TV entertainment. Revisiting such popular hits as Amos and Andy, Beulah, The Nat King Cole Show, Julia, I Spy, Good Times and Roots, viewers see how bitter racial conflict was absorbed into the non-controversial formats of the prime time series
Go tell it on the mountain by Blind Boys of Alabama( Visual )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of violence and desire, of tenderness and compassion, so gripping and moving, which lays bare the trials and sufferings, the yearings and aspirations of three generations of an African American family. The journey of a family from the rural South to "big city" Herlem, seeking both salvation and understanding and of a young boy struggling to earn the approval of a self-righteous and often unloving stepfather
Roots, the next generations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the Haley family from the post-Civil War era until the more contemporary but still turbulent time of the 1960s and '70s, when Alex himself begins his research into the discovery of his roots
Just cause by Arnold B Glimcher( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Harvard Law School professor reopens a murder investigation on behalf of a Death Row inmate who claims he was forced by a sinister lawman to confess to a crime he didn't commit. On the surface, it seems to be a straight-ahead case of the prisoner's guilt or innocence. But nothing really lies on the surface of this mystery, set in the Florida swamplands
Lady day the many faces of Billie Holiday by Matthew Seig( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Many Faces of Billie Holiday invites viewers to see the many faces of this 'dark lady of the sonnets', as one poet called her, and to appreciate her undying art more deeply. Most presentations feature Lady Day as the sad victim of hard times and drugs. The simple fact of her life that matters above all others is that she was a great artist who, with Louis Armstrong, invented modern jazz singing. Mining a treasure trove of completely new information, the producers set the record straight -- and beautifully. In a voice that is Billie-like in its rasping wiseness and its ring, stage and screen star Ruby Dee read from Holiday's autobiography Lady Sings the Blues." -- Back of container
An introduction to Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston by Dan Stone( Recording )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God, a novel about an independent and articulate black woman named Janie Crawford who sets out to be her own person in the 1930s
Jungle fever by Spike Lee( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black 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 neighbours in this moving view of inner-city life
An introduction to A lesson before dying by Ernest J. Gaines audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the theme and characters in Gaines's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
Betty & Coretta( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two extraordinary women-Coretta Scott King, wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dr. Betty Shabazz, wife of Malcolm X-come to life in this Lifetime Movie Network movie. After their husbands' tragic assassinations, they developed a unique friendship spanning three decades as they carried on the Civil Rights movement while supporting their families as single mothers. Through their strength and dignity, they became role models for millions of women
I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of a spirited and gifted, but poor, Black girl growing up in the South in the 1930's. Tells how she came into her own, experiencing prejudice, family difficulties, and a relationship with a teacher who taught her to respect books, learning, and herself
Tower to heaven by Ruby Dee( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Yaa, who loves to talk while she works, hits the sky god one too many times with her pestle he disappears high up into the heavens and the villagers decide to build a tower to heaven to find him
Christianity : the first two thousand years( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracks the evolution of the Christian faith from the Crucifixion to the Crusades and from the Reformation to the sweeping changes of Vatican II. Draws on ancient texts, the Scriptures, commentary from renowned scholars, and visits to historic sites to chronicle the events and personalities that shaped the history of Christianity
 
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Do the right thing
Alternative Names
Wallace, Ruby Ann

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Unchained memories readings from the slave narrativesTwo ways to count to ten : a Liberian folktaleWith Ossie and Ruby : in this life togetherGo tell it on the mountainRoots, the next generationsJust causeLady day the many faces of Billie Holiday