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Davis, Ossie

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Most widely held works by Ossie Davis
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

119 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,473 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
Thomas Jefferson by Ken Burns( Visual )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Thomas Jefferson, discussing his role in early America as author of the Declaration of Independence, president, expansionist, ambassador, and in other areas of life, and discussing the controversy over his ownership of slaves
Dinosaur by Eric Leighton( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 2,168 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
Escape to freedom : a play about young Frederick Douglass by Ossie Davis( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 2002 in English and held by 1,356 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 1,291 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 Tuskegee airmen( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,221 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 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a boy witnesses the suicide of a Mafia attorney he must hire a troubled attorney to protect himself from the Mafia and the federal prosecutors
Just like Martin by Ossie Davis( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 1,043 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 )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 975 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
Christianity : the first two thousand years( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracks the evolution of the Christian faith from the Crucifixion to the Crusades and from the Reformation to the sweeping changes of Vatican II. Draws on ancient texts, the Scriptures, commentary from renowned scholars, and visits to historic sites to chronicle the events and personalities that shaped the history of Christianity
Queen by Queen (Musical group)( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 885 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
The Stand by Stephen King( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and German and held by 859 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
Get on the bus by Spike Lee( Visual )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a group of different men traveling from Los Angeles to the march in Washington, DC. On the way, they will make friends, make enemies, and make history
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Recording )

20 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1950s Chicago, three generations of Youngers live in a run-down apartment. As these black Americans struggle to overcome a variety of challenges, hope suddenly looms on the horizon. The family's matriarch is poised to receive insurance money from her husband's death
Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina by Frank Loesser( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of classic Hans Christian Andersen tales includes six beloved stories brought to life on film: The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes, Nightingale, The Red Shoes, The Little Match Girl, and The Swineherd
Jungle fever by Spike Lee( Visual )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 699 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
Joe versus the volcano by John Patrick Shanley( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 625 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 )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 609 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?
Proudly we served the men of the USS Mason( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 85 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
With Ossie & Ruby in this life together by Ossie Davis( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Two stars of American stage, film, and television recount their stories from childhood to the present, including their careers, family, and involvement in civil rights and other social issues. Provides a unique historical perspective of the American entertainment industry and offers a picture of the twentieth-century African-American experience in the rural South and the urban North
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Alternative Names
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

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DinosaurEscape to freedom : a play about young Frederick DouglassUnchained memories readings from the slave narrativesJust like MartinQueenGet on the busA raisin in the sunHans Christian Andersen's ThumbelinaJoe versus the volcano