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Interview with OSSIE DAVIS and RUBY DEE

Author: Ossie Davis; Ruby Dee; Camille O Cosby; National Visionary Leadership Project.; Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : National Visionary Leadership Project, [2004], ©2004.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : English
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The Ossie Davis interview includes his memories of growing up in Georgia, attending Howard University and moving to Harlem where he joined the theater group Rose McClendon Players. He recalls his political activism in the 1930s, serving as an army nurse during World War II, and writing the play PURLIE VICTORIOUS. The Ruby Dee interview includes her memories of growing up in Harlem, her relationship with her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Oral histories
Additional Physical Format: Davis, Ossie, 1917-2005.
National Visionary Leadership Project oral history.
Betacam SP videocassettes
Call number: AFC 2004/007: 030b. MV.001, AFC 2004/007: 030b. MV.002, AFC 2004/007: 030b. MV.003, AFC 2004/007: 030b. MV.004
(DLC) 2010655485
Named Person: Ossie Davis; Ruby Dee; Malcolm X
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ossie Davis; Ruby Dee; Camille O Cosby; National Visionary Leadership Project.; Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 692563490
Notes: Oral history interview.
Event notes: Interview date: 4 December 2001.
Description: viewing copy. 4 videocassettes (106 min., 73 sec.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS; region 1; NTSC.
Other Titles: OSSIE DAVIS and RUBY DEE
Responsibility: conducted by NVLP co-founder Camille O. Cosby, Ed. D.

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The Ossie Davis interview includes his memories of growing up in Georgia, attending Howard University and moving to Harlem where he joined the theater group Rose McClendon Players. He recalls his political activism in the 1930s, serving as an army nurse during World War II, and writing the play PURLIE VICTORIOUS. The Ruby Dee interview includes her memories of growing up in Harlem, her relationship with her stepmother, attending Hunter College, and her first acting roles with the American Negro Theater. The Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee interview includes the couple's memories of how they met while acting in a play together. They discuss their many acting roles, the racism they faced in Hollywood and the blacklistings in the McCarthy era. They also discuss their involvement in the civil rights movement and friendship with Malcolm X.

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