Most widely held works about Ossie Davis
Most widely held works by Ossie Davis
Thomas Jefferson ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,901 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Thomas Jefferson.
Do the right thing ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,544 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.
Grumpy old men ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 1,253 libraries worldwide
The story of neighborhood curmudgeons whose long-running feud becomes an all-out rivalry when an attractive widow moves into the house across the street.
Escape to freedom : a play about young Frederick Douglass by Ossie Davis ( Book )
7 editions published between 1976 and 1990 in English and held by 1,220 libraries worldwide
Born a slave, young Frederick Douglass endures many years of cruelty before escaping to the North to claim his freedom.
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.
Dr. Dolittle ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,165 libraries worldwide
A doctor finds out he can understand what animals are saying. When the animals find out, his world is turned upside down.
With Ossie and Ruby : in this life together by Ossie Davis ( Book )
18 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.
Just like Martin by Ossie Davis ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 1,081 libraries worldwide
Following the deaths of two classmates in a bomb explosion at his Alabama church, fourteen-year-old Stone organizes a children's march for civil rights in the autumn of 1963.
Do the right thing ( Visual )
6 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.
Dinosaur ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 905 libraries worldwide
Dinosaur tells the story of Aladar, an iguanodon who is separated from his own kind and raised by a clan of lemurs. When a meteor shower destroys their home, Aladar and his family follow a herd of dinosaurs heading for the safety of the "nesting grounds." Together they must stand strong amidst food and water shortages, the threat of Carnotaur attacks, and Aladar's run-ins with the herd's stubborn leader, Kron.
The Tuskegee airmen ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 835 libraries worldwide
A history of the pilots who faced discrimination in their effort to fly combat aircraft for their country.
Miss Evers' boys ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 763 libraries worldwide
"It is 1932 when loyal, devoted Nurse Eunice Evers is invited to work with Dr. Brodus and Dr. Douglas on a federally funded program to treat syphilis patients in Alabama. Free treatment is offered to those who test positive for the disease, including Caleb Humphries and Willie Johnson. But when the government withdraws its support, money is offered for what will become known as 'The Tuskegee Experiment'; a study of the effects of syphilis on patients who don't receive treatment. Now the men must be led to believe they are being cared for, when in fact they are being denied the medicine that could cure them. Miss Evers is faced with a terrible dilemma - to abandon the experiment and tell her patients or to remain silent and offer only comfort"--Container.
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry ( Recording )
22 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 744 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.
Get on the bus ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 705 libraries worldwide
Follows a group of different men traveling from Los Angeles to the march in Washington, D.C. On the way they will make friends, make enemies, and make history.
Queen ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 687 libraries worldwide
The remarkable history of Alex Haley's paternal side. Queen is the daughter of a slave and a plantation owner. During the turbulent decades of the antebellum South, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and beyond, she searches for a home in the two cultures and at times is shunned by both. Rejection and hate are no match for her unconquerable will.
Jungle fever ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and French and held by 563 libraries worldwide
A black 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.
The rise of Christianity the first 1000 years ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 552 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of Christianity from the Crucifixion to the coming of the Crusades.
Bubba Ho-tep ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 519 libraries worldwide
Mud Creek, Texas is about to get all shook up. When mysterious deaths plague the Shady Rest retirement home, it's up to "Elvis", its most sequined senior citizen and a black curmudgeon-in-chief, "JFK", to defeat a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy with a penchant for sucking the souls from the barely living.
47 by Walter Mosley ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
Number 47, a fourteen-year-old slave boy growing up under the watchful eye of a brutal master in 1832, meets the mysterious Tall John, who introduces him to a magical science and also teaches him the meaning of freedom.
Purlie victorious; a comedy in three acts by Ossie Davis ( Book )
14 editions published between 1961 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 503 libraries worldwide
Actors African American musicians African Americans African Americans--Civil rights Animals Biographical television programs Biography Church history Civil rights movements Comedy films Comedy films Criticism, interpretation, etc. Davis, Ossie Dee, Ruby Dinosaurs Documentary films Documentary films Documentary television programs Douglass, Frederick,--1818-1895 Drama Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Historical films History Jazz Jazz musicians Jefferson, Thomas,--1743-1826 Juvenile works Made-for-TV movies Male friendship Man-woman relationships Military participation--African American Music New York (State)--New York New York (State)--New York--Bedford-Stuyvesant Older men Presidents Race relations Slave narratives Slavery Slaves Television mini-series United States Veterinarians Video recordings--for the hearing impaired World War (1939-1945)
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