Most widely held works about Ruby Dee
Most widely held works by Ruby Dee
A raisin in the sun ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,493 libraries worldwide
Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations.
Do the right thing ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,519 libraries worldwide
Traces the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. It's the hottest day of the year, a scorching 24-hour period that will change the lives of its residents forever.
American gangster ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,417 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, American Gangster is the story of two men: Frank Lucas, former driver, bouncer, and collector for Bumpy Johnson, the so-called Robin Hood of Harlem; and Richie Roberts, night-school lawyer, detective, and honest cop. Frank is importing heroin direct from Bangkok--by-passing the Italian and Sicilian mafia--undercutting their prices, delivering superior product, and making a fortune. Richie, loathed by cops on the take for turning in a million bucks in unmarked bills found in a suspects car, is heading a newly formed Federal investigation force for narcotics, tasked with finding and arresting North American drug kingpins. These two men are destined to meet, a meeting that will change their lives.
Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,200 libraries worldwide
When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record.
With Ossie and Ruby : in this life together by Ossie Davis ( Book )
17 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,162 libraries worldwide
"In a joint memoir that celebrates half a century of successful marriage, they look back on the extraordinary careers that earned each a Presidential Medal for Lifetime Achievement."--Jacket.
I know why the caged bird sings ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,129 libraries worldwide
Young Maya leads a precarious existence in racist, Depression-era Arkansas, where she is shunted between her grandmother's house and mother's -- where she is raped -- and withdraws into total silence. She endures to share her realization in her valedictory address: "In order to lift your voice, you have to lift your head."
Two ways to count to ten : a Liberian folktale by Ruby Dee ( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 1,091 libraries worldwide
A retelling of a traditional Liberian tale in which King Leopard invites all the animals to a spear-throwing contest whose winner will marry his daughter and succeed him as king.
Do the right thing ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 1,057 libraries worldwide
"The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise, "--Container.
Roots of resistance a story of the underground railroad ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 1,001 libraries worldwide
Recounts the story of the underground railroad through narratives of escaped slaves. Includes interviews with descendants of slaves and slave holders of Somerset Place, a plantation in North Carolina, who describe the personal danger and terrible risk involved in each slave's departure.
Color adjustment ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 943 libraries worldwide
This study of prejudice and perception traces over forty years of race relations in America through the lens of prime time TV entertainment. Black actors Esther Rolle, Diahann Carroll, Denise Nicholas, and Tim Reid and Hollywood producers Norman Lear, Steve Bochco and David Wolper reveal the behind-the-scenes story of how prime time was "integrated." Revisiting such popular hits as Amos and Andy, Beulah, The Nat King Cole Show, Julia, I Spy, Good Times and Roots, viewers see how bitter racial conflict was absorbed into the non-controversial formats of the prime time series.
Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston ( Recording )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 905 libraries worldwide
Janie Crawford, a Southern Black woman in the 1930's, journeys from being a free-spirited girl to a woman of independence and substance.
An introduction to Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston by Dan Stone ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 738 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Zora Neale Hurston's Their eyes were watching God, a novel about an independent and articulate black woman named Janie Crawford who sets out to be her own person in the 1930s.
Go tell it on the mountain ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 737 libraries worldwide
A young black boy in the 1930's tries to win the respect of his stepfather.
An introduction to A lesson before dying by Ernest J. Gaines audio guide by Molly Murphy ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 724 libraries worldwide
Discusses the theme and characters in Gaines's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author.
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry ( Recording )
16 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 714 libraries worldwide
A play about a black family's struggle to buy a house in a white neighborhood, and their attempt to maintain dignity, self-respect, and a sense of humanity.
The bluest eye by Toni Morrison ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 libraries worldwide
An eleven-year-old black girl prays for her eyes to turn blue so people will consider her beautiful.
Lady day the many faces of Billie Holiday ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 669 libraries worldwide
This sparkling documentary features rare TV and movie clips, along with commentary by a stellar group of jazz instrumentalists and singers who knew her well.
Just cause ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 663 libraries worldwide
A Harvard Law School professor reopens a murder investigation on behalf of a Death Row inmate who claims he was forced by a sinister lawman to confess to a crime he didn't commit. On the surface, it seems to be a straight-ahead case of the prisoner's guilt or innocence. But nothing really lies on the surface of this mystery, set in the Florida swamplands.
Decoration day ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 653 libraries worldwide
When an estranged black friend refuses the Congressional Medal of Honor for service during World War II, retired judge Albert Finch, still mourning the death of his wife, tries to find out why and in the process solves a mystery, heals his friendship, saves a marriage, and falls in love.
The Jackie Robinson story ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 615 libraries worldwide
A biographical picture about Jackie Robinson's life and role in baseball.
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Wallace, Ruby Ann.
Wallace, Ruby Ann 1924-
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