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Davis, Ossie

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Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

117 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,508 WorldCat member 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
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Thomas Jefferson
Dinosaur by D. B Sweeney( Visual )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 2,215 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
Grumpier old men by Donald Petrie( Visual )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,877 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
Dr. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting( Visual )

53 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,821 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
Anger, and beyond: the Negro writer in the United States by Herbert Hill( Book )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 1,291 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 )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,267 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
The Tuskegee airmen( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,122 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
The client by John Grisham( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,108 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
Just like Martin by Ossie Davis( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 1,010 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
Miss Evers' boys by Alfre Wood( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,004 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
The Stand by Gary Sinise( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and German and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millions perish, and as small, isolated frightened bands unite, the answers to their perpetual questions to justify this end of civilization are bared in their dreams--revelations that urge some to embrace a path of virtue and others one of darkness. As the opposing forces separate into two camps, the noble elements try to shield themselves from their corrupt enemy
Get on the bus by Spike Lee( Visual )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 767 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
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Recording )

21 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A play about a black family's struggle to buy a house in a white neighborhood, after the father dies. An insurance check can allow the Youngers to escape their frustrating life in a crowded Chicago apartment, but escape means different things to each family member. It deals with their attempt to maintain dignity, self-respect, and a sense of humanity
Jungle fever by Spike Lee( Visual )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 706 WorldCat member 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
Joe versus the volcano by John Patrick Shanley( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the follies of a stressed-out guy in a dead-end job who is told he has a terminal "brain cloud." A zany jillionaire then makes him an offer that gives him a fleeting taste of the good life. In exchange, he must journey to a Pacific Island and leap into a volcano. Is Joe doomed to be the last of the red-hot lovers? Not if the forces of imagination, romantic comedy, and the charm of Ryan in 3 roles as the women in Joe's life have their way
Bubba Ho-tep by Don Coscarelli( Visual )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member 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 its most-sequined senior citizen to take on a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy with a penchant for cowboy boots, bathroom graffiti and sucking the souls from the barely living. Will this Bubba Ho-Tep make sure there's never another "Elvis" sighting? Or can "Elvis" show the world that he can still take care of business?
School daze by Spike Lee( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A music-filled, offbeat contemporary comedy that takes an unforgettable look at black college life. Includes soundtrack audio cd
Proudly we served : the men of the USS Mason( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the thrilling true story of the USS MASON (DE 529) and its crew, the only African-American sailors to take a U.S. Navy warship into battle during World War II. They challenged the segregation of the U.S. Military, fought the Nazi U-boats, and won. The film interweaves the personal stories of individual crew members with archival footage of the ship and crew produced by the Navy. As a result of the media attention created by this documentary and its companion book, the crew members of the USS Mason were finally awarded the Letters of Commendation which they were recommended for in 1944, but had not received for 50 years
 
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Davis, Raiford Chatman

Ossie Davis Amerikaans acteur

Ossie Davis attore, regista e sceneggiatore statunitense

Ossie Davis cinéaste américain

Ossie Davis US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Дэвис, Осси

اوسی دیویس بازیگر، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

오시 데이비스

オジー・デイヴィス

奧塞·戴維斯

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DinosaurGrumpier old menEscape to freedom : a play about young Frederick DouglassUnchained memories : readings from the slave narrativesJust like MartinGet on the busA raisin in the sunJoe versus the volcano