Information about our holdings

In Memoriam: Ruby Dee

The James Weldon Johnson Collection of African American Arts and letters remembers actress, playwright, and activist Ruby Dee, 1922-2014. Read more about Dee's pathbreaking career: New York Times Obituary of Ruby Dee.


Image: Photograph of Ruby Dee by Carl Van Vechten, Carl Van Vechten Papers (JWJ Van Vechten).

by Melissa Barton
June 12, 2014


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