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Ossie Davis

Davis at the New York City premiere of the Spike Lee film She Hate Me, 2004
Born Raiford Chatman Davis
(1917-12-18)December 18, 1917
Cogdell, Clinch County, Georgia, U.S.
Died February 4, 2005(2005-02-04) (aged 87)
Miami Beach, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actor, director, poet, playwright, author, activist
Years active 1939–2005
Spouse(s) Ruby Dee (1948–2005; his death.)
Children 3, including Guy Davis

I find, in being black, a thing of beauty: a joy; a strength; a secret cup of gladness.
Ossie Davis
Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more.
Ossie Davis
Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move.
Ossie Davis
College ain't so much where you been as how you talk when you get back.
Ossie Davis