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Never Forget: Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee Kennedy Center Honors

SEAN COMBS (P. Diddy) introduces OSSIE DAVIS and RUBY DEE at the 27th Kennedy Center Honors awards ceremony. ANGELA BASSETT & COURTNEY B. VANCE narrate the story of Ossie and Ruby’s life together and their accomplishments. AUDRA MCDONALD & the Howard University Choir sing “Let Us Break Bread Together”. The other honorees this evening were Warren Beatty, Elton John, Joan Sutherland, and John Williams.

“The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.” -Ruby Dee

“I find, in being black, a thing of beauty: a joy; a strength; a secret cup of gladness.” -Ossie Davis

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Drew Shade is a theatre artist and enthusiast who fosters artistic diversity and excellence for the love of Black theatre artists. He is the Founder/Creative Director of Broadway Black, Off-Book Podcast & The Antonyo Awards. “Have a belief in yourself that is bigger than anyone’s disbelief.” – August Wilson


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