WorldCat Identities

Dee, Ruby

Overview
Works: 257 works in 1,318 publications in 7 languages and 43,844 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biographical films  Television adaptations  Documentary films  Comedy films  Biographies  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Gangster films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Author, Performer, Interviewee, Commentator, Speaker, Author of screenplay, Proofreader
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Visual )

68 editions published between 1961 and 2020 in English and held by 3,035 WorldCat member 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 by Spike Lee( Visual )

117 editions published between 1989 and 2021 in 7 languages and held by 2,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Tensions are growing, with the only local businesses being a Korean grocery and Sal's Pizzeria. Mookie is Sal's delivery boy. Radio Raheem has the letters of love and hate written on his hands. He is defiant and together with a motivated Buggin Out, push Sal and his sons to their breaking point. The cops intervene, using force and brutality to apprehend the large Radio Raheem. He is unwilling to succumb to the over-excessive brutality of the police and the racist views of Sal and his family. The overzealous police officers don't understand the repercussions of the violence they just unleashed. The neighbors band together to protest this extreme form of pure, toxic bigotry. Mob mentality takes over and the other local non-African American store owners become threatened. Tempers flare and rage is in the air
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2019 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member 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
American gangster by Ridley Scott( Visual )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2019 in English and Spanish and held by 1,359 WorldCat member 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
Their eyes were watching God by Zora Neale Hurston( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Grade B ... simple, sexy love story ..."--Entertainment Weekly
Unchained memories : readings from the slave narratives by Whoopi Goldberg( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents narratives by more than forty former slaves, collected by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930's, and includes sixty photos
Their eyes were watching God : a novel by Zora Neale Hurston( Recording )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,168 WorldCat member 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
The Jackie Robinson story( Visual )

62 editions published between 1950 and 2019 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical picture about Jackie Robinson's life and role in baseball
Two ways to count to ten : a Liberian folktale by Ruby Dee( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member 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
The stand by Stephen King( Visual )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally aired as a television mini-series, this all-star filmization of Stephen King's gripping epic of good versus evil chronicles the episodic adventures of a disparate group of people who struggle to reestablish civilization after a man-made catastrophe wipes out most of the world's population. The world abruptly ends when a deadly virus accidentally escapes from a government sponsored biological warfare laboratory. Soon people are dropping like flies from the plague
We shall overcome by Herb Boyd( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An entire generation of Americans faced the lynching of teenager Emmett Till, the murder of four girls at church, and the denial of basic liberties like voting rights, equal education and political representation. This is their story. We Shall Overcome is a gripping chronicle of the words and voices of the civil rights movement. From stirring speeches to the voices of hate, this collection brings to life the battle for justice and equality that shook America to its core. We Shall Overcome brings you there - from the schools to the sit-ins, from Little Rock to Selma, from the pulpit to the marches. American Book Award winning author Herb Boyd tells the dramatic stories of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer, Stokely Carmichael, Ella Baker and activist groups like the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Black Panthers. In words, photos and on two accompanying audio CDs, you'll witness the courageous and controversial stories that defined America's civil rights movement. -- From dust jacket
Roots of resistance : a story of the underground railroad by WGBH Educational Foundation( Visual )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the story of the underground railroad through narratives of escaped slaves. Includes interviews with descendants of slaves and slave holders, who describe the personal danger and terrible risk involved in each slave's departure
A thousand words by Eddie Murphy( Visual )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fast-talking agent Jack McCall (Eddie Murphy) has set his sights set on New Age guru Dr. Sinja. But after a mysterious Bodhi tree appears in his backyard, Jack realizes he better mend his ways before the last leaf falls from the tree or he's a goner
Just cause by Jonathan Couch( Visual )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Portuguese and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Harvard Law School professor reopens a murder investigation on behalf of Death Row inmate Bobby Earl who claims he was forced to confess to a crime he didn't commit. On the surface, it seems to be a clear-cut case of guilt. But as new evidence is uncovered, it quickly becomes apparent nothing is as clear as it seems. Set in Florida swamplands
With Ossie and Ruby : in this life together by Ossie Davis( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member 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
Color adjustment by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2019 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member 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. 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
Go tell it on the mountain by James Baldwin( Visual )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To be Black in America. To seek both salvation and understanding in the journey of a family from the rural South to 'big city' Harlem. To be a young boy struggling to earn the approval of a self-righteous and often unloving stepfather."
Jungle fever by Spike Lee( Visual )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2020 in English and Italian and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Afro-American architect begins an affair with his working class Italian secretary. Their relationship causes them to be scrutinized by their friends, cast out from their families and shunned by their neighbors in this moving view of inner-city life
Roots, the next generations( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the Haley family from the post-Civil War era until the more contemporary but still turbulent time of the 1960s and '70s, when Alex himself begins his research into the discovery of his roots
I know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou( Visual )

23 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of a spirited and gifted, but poor, Black girl growing up in the South in the 1930's. Tells how she came into her own, experiencing prejudice, family difficulties, and a relationship with a teacher who taught her to respect books, learning, and herself
 
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We shall overcome
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Their eyes were watching God : a novelTwo ways to count to ten : a Liberian folktaleWe shall overcomeWith Ossie and Ruby : in this life togetherGo tell it on the mountain
Alternative Names
Wallace, Ruby Ann

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