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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.
I find, in being black, a thing of beauty: a joy; a strength; a secret cup of gladness.

If we can reach in wih the art and touch the imagination of the child, no matter who, we have affected that child.
It's not the man, it's the plan. It's not the rap, it's the map.
Struggle is strengthening. Battling with evil gives us the power to battle evil even more.
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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