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The arts should serve the people.
Art and struggle brought them together. Love and dedication kept them united. For decades, Ossie Davis (1917-2005) and Ruby Dee (1922-2014) illuminated society through film, stage and activism in the community.
Their passion, rage, use of voice and resources made the couple completely fascinating and a force to be respected. For the admired couple, arts and activism were synonymous, and their bodies of work, on and off stage, continue to resonate and touch lives today.
Told from a coming-of-age perspective through compelling conversations between Ruby, Ossie and their grandson, Muta’ Ali, Life Essentials invites all to dig deeper into our past in order to understand how to operate in the present and future. Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis: Secret of Divine Love, Art and Activism – Entertainment & Culture – EBONY