In Memory of Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee (October 27, 1922 – June 11, 2014)

 The Museum of Social Justice board members would like to commemorate the life of Ruby Dee. She was an actress and civil rights activist. Her roles in the entertainment industry during a time of segregation and stereotypes paved the way for women of color. Dee’s most known films are, “A Raisin in the Sun” and “American Gangster”. She co-starred with leading male actors such as Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington, and James Earl Jones. As an activist, she emceed the 1963 March on Washington, spoke out against lynching, protested apartheid in South Africa, and advocated for racial equality in performing arts. We encourage you to delve deeper into the life of this extraordinary actress and activist.

– Board Members of the Museum of Social Justice

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