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Ossie Davis
(1917-2005) born on
Dec 18
US actor, playwright, director. He performed in numerous film and stage roles, including the play "Purlie Victorious" which he wrote.
         
   
F
I find, in being black, a thing of beauty: a joy; a strength; a secret cup of gladness.

R
If we can reach in wih the art and touch the imagination of the child, no matter who, we have affected that child.
A
It's not the man, it's the plan. It's not the rap, it's the map.
N
Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more.
K
Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change it can not only move us, it makes us move.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Purlie Victorious," 1961.
R: "Mr. Imagination," in "Black Art: Ancestral Legacy," 1989.
A: In "African American Wisdom."
N: "It's On Us," in "City Arts Quarterly," Spring 1988.
K: In "Beautiful, Also, Are the Souls of My Black Sisters," by Jeanne Noble, 1978.
   


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