• Catalog Record

    Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee oral history, National Visionary Leadership Project / Catalog Record Only

    Collection is open for research; access restrictions apply. Before requesting collection materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at 202-707-5510; folklife@loc.gov. The Ossie Davis interview includes his memories of growing up in Georgia, attending Howard University and moving to Harlem where he joined the Rose McClendon Players theater group. He recalls his political activism in the 1930s, serving as an army nurse during World ...

    • Contributor: Davis, Ossie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2001
  • Catalog Record

    Interview with OSSIE DAVIS and RUBY DEE / Catalog Record Only

    VHS; region 1; NTSC. Oral history interview. Interview date: 4 December 2001. The Ossie Davis interview includes his memories of growing up in Georgia, attending Howard University and moving to Harlem where he joined the theater group Rose McClendon Players. He recalls his political activism in the 1930s, serving as an army nurse during World War II, and writing the play PURLIE VICTORIOUS. The ...

    • Contributor: Davis, Ossie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004