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Friday, June 13, 2014
RUBY DEE R.I.P.
Those eyes. This is the way I remember Ruby Dee, though I knew and admired her most for her Civil Rights activism and bravery. I don't think I ever thought of her as just Ruby Dee, it was always Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee or Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. But she survived him with the same dignity and composure she brought to most of her life. Which was long and full. One of the best of a generation of freedom fighters. R.I.P.