STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT OBAMA ON THE PASSING OF RUBY DEE AT 91

Statement by the President on the Passing of Ruby Dee

 

Michelle and I were saddened to hear of the passing of actress, author, and activist Ruby Dee.  In roles from Ruth Younger in A Raisin in the Sun to Mama Lucas in American Gangster, Ruby captivated and challenged us – and Michelle and I will never forget seeing her on our first date as Mother Sister in Do the Right Thing.  Through her remarkable performances, Ruby paved the way for generations of black actors and actresses, and inspired African-American women across our country.  Through her leadership in the civil rights movement she and her husband, Ossie Davis, helped open new doors of opportunity for all.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Ruby and Ossie’s three children, with their friends and family, and with all those who loved them dearly. 

Lover, Fighter, Friend, Journalist, and Activist.

Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

June 2014
M T W T F S S
« Jul   Aug »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30  
Blog Stats
  • 820,469 hits
Top Clicks
  • None
%d bloggers like this: