Before the Fame <ul><li>Raiford Chatman Davis </li></ul><ul><li>December 18, 1917 </li></ul><ul><li>Born in Cogdell, Clinc...
Lights, Camera, Action <ul><li>Along with common household names like Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge, Ossie Davis wa...
DID YOU KNOW… <ul><li>Film </li></ul><ul><li>No Way Out  (1950) </li></ul><ul><li>The Joe Louis Story  (1953) </li></ul><u...
DID YOU KNOW… <ul><li>Stage </li></ul><ul><li>Jeb  (1946) </li></ul><ul><li>The Green Pastures  (1951) </li></ul><ul><li>T...
OUR YOUTH, OUR FUTURE! <ul><li>Ossie Davis’s wrote various children’s books including “Escape to Freedom”, “Just Like Mart...
ACCOLADES <ul><li>NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1989 </li></ul><ul><li>Kennedy Center Honors 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>49 t...
DOWN FOR THE CAUSE!! <ul><li>A dedicated civil rights activists,  Davis was close friends with Malcolm X, Jesse Jackson, D...
THE GREATEST ARE OVER LOOKED
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Ossie Davis

  1. 2. Before the Fame <ul><li>Raiford Chatman Davis </li></ul><ul><li>December 18, 1917 </li></ul><ul><li>Born in Cogdell, Clinch County, Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>Attended Howard University, Columbia University School of General Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Rose McClendon Players in Harlem </li></ul>
  2. 3. Lights, Camera, Action <ul><li>Along with common household names like Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge, Ossie Davis was also an actor who paved the way for interracial stage theatre. </li></ul><ul><li>Fought against being cast the stereotypical subservient roles (i.e. butler, driver) </li></ul><ul><li>Starred in works with Bill Cosby and his wife of more than 50 years, Ruby Dee </li></ul>
  3. 4. DID YOU KNOW… <ul><li>Film </li></ul><ul><li>No Way Out (1950) </li></ul><ul><li>The Joe Louis Story (1953) </li></ul><ul><li>Shock Treatment (1964) </li></ul><ul><li>Countdown at Kusini (1976) </li></ul><ul><li>Do the Right Thing (1989) </li></ul><ul><li>She Hate Me (2004) </li></ul><ul><li>Television </li></ul><ul><li>Roots: The Next Generations (1979) </li></ul><ul><li>Home of the Brave (1996) </li></ul><ul><li>Touched By An Angel (1996-2002) </li></ul><ul><li>Miss Evers’ Boys (1997) </li></ul><ul><li>The L Word (2004-2005) </li></ul>
  4. 5. DID YOU KNOW… <ul><li>Stage </li></ul><ul><li>Jeb (1946) </li></ul><ul><li>The Green Pastures (1951) </li></ul><ul><li>Touchstone (1953) </li></ul><ul><li>Jamaica (1959) </li></ul><ul><li>A Raisin in the Sun (1960) </li></ul><ul><li>A Celebration of Paul of Paul Robeson (1988) </li></ul><ul><li>Directing </li></ul><ul><li>Cotton Come to Harlem (1970) </li></ul><ul><li>Black Girl (1972) </li></ul><ul><li>Gordon’s War (1973) </li></ul><ul><li>Countdown at Kusini (1976) </li></ul><ul><li>Kongi’s Harvest (1978) </li></ul>
  5. 6. OUR YOUTH, OUR FUTURE! <ul><li>Ossie Davis’s wrote various children’s books including “Escape to Freedom”, “Just Like Martin’, and “Langston” </li></ul>
  6. 7. ACCOLADES <ul><li>NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame 1989 </li></ul><ul><li>Kennedy Center Honors 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>49 th Grammy Awards 2007: Best Spoken Word Album (with former President Jimmy Carter) </li></ul>
  7. 8. DOWN FOR THE CAUSE!! <ul><li>A dedicated civil rights activists, Davis was close friends with Malcolm X, Jesse Jackson, Dr. Martin Luther King, and other icons of the era. </li></ul><ul><li>A major asset in organizing the 1963 civil rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. </li></ul>
  8. 9. THE GREATEST ARE OVER LOOKED
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