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Davis, Ossie

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Most widely held works by Ossie Davis
The autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X( Book )

15 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and held by 2,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by Alex Haley from conversations with the Black leader over a period of two years before his death
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

40 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

133 editions published between 1988 and 2021 in 6 languages and held by 2,395 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
Dinosaur by Walt Disney Pictures( Visual )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 2,186 WorldCat member 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
Dr. Dolittle by Betty Thomas( Visual )

57 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doctor finds out he can understand what animals are saying. When the animals find out, his world is turned upside down
Grumpy old men by Donald Petrie( Visual )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neighborhood curmudgeons' long-running feud becomes an all-out rivalry when an attractive widow moves into the house across the street
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in English and held by 1,384 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
Miss Evers' boys by Alfre Wood( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member 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
Anger, and beyond: the Negro writer in the United States by Herbert Hill( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays by Negro and white writers exploring not only the history of Negro writing in America but also its psychological and creative strength...It is a commonplace that the majority of Americans know little of the ever-increasing body of Negro literature produced in the U.S. Hill's book takes an important stride in making available to student and layman alike a further means of understanding this distinctly American literature." -- Back cover
The Tuskegee airmen( Visual )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an experiment -- "to see if Blacks had the intellectual and physical ability to fly an aircraft in combat." These pilots, trained in the "deep South," became the Tuskegee Airmen, flying combat aircraft during World War II for their country. They had to battle on 2 fronts: the Axis powers in Europe and North Africa, and the racism at home
Escape to freedom : a play about young Frederick Douglass by Ossie Davis( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1992 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member 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 by Whoopi Goldberg( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member 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
The client by John Grisham( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Sway (Renfro), an 11-year-old torn between what he knows and what he can never tell. A hitman will snuff him in half a heartbeat if Mark reveals what he learned about a Mob murder. An ambitious federal prosecutor (Jones) will keep the pressure on until Mark tells all. Suddenly, Mark isn't a boy playing air guitar anymore. He's a pawn in a deadly game. And his only ally is a courageous but unseasoned attorney (Sarandon) who risks her career for him ... but never imagines she'll also risk her life
The stand by Stephen King( Visual )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,093 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, but a few survive and find themselves strangely compelled to head into the West. Good-hearted people follow the voice of an ancient black woman and head for Boulder, Colorado. Bad people follow the enigmatic Walkin' Dude to Las Vegas. It is only a matter of time before the two sides are forced into a climactic battle over the final fate of humanity
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
Just like Martin by Ossie Davis( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 928 WorldCat member 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
The Queen by John Brack( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member 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 by Spike Lee( Visual )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 756 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
Get on the bus by Spike Lee( Visual )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a group of different men traveling from Los Angeles to the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. They board the bus as strangers but emerge three days and thousands of miles later as brothers
Joe versus the volcano by John Patrick Shanley( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man is tricked into thinking he's dying from a 'brain cloud' so he'll volunteer to be a human sacrifice
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The autobiography of Malcolm X
We shall overcomeJust like MartinLife lit by some large vision : selected speeches and writingsContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community
Alternative Names
Davis, Raiford Chatman

Ossie Davis aktor merikano

Ossie Davis American actor, director, poet, playwright, writer, and social activist (1917-2005)

Ossie Davis Amerikaans acteur

Ossie Davis attore, regista e sceneggiatore statunitense

Ossie Davis cinéaste américain

Ossie Davis US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Όσι Ντέιβις Αμερικανός ηθοποιός, σκηνοθέτης, ποιητής, θεατρικός συγγραφέας, συγγραφέας και ακτιβιστής

Дэвис, Осси

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اوسی دیویس بازیگر، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

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