Transitions On Traditions

KPFA Special Broadcast – February 21, 2005

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Maya Angelou, Harry Belafonte, Bill Clinton, and others pay tribute to the famed actor & civil rights activist. On Saturday, February 12, 2005, thousands of mourners filled Riverside Church in Harlem for the funeral of Ossie Davis. Davis died Feb. 4 while on location for a film in Florida. He was 87 years old. For five decades, Ossie Davis led a distinguished career as an actor, playwright and director. Along with his wife, Ruby Dee, he was a renowned civil rights activist and an unforgettable figure in the African American struggle for equality. Speakers at Saturday’s funeral described the event as a state funeral for black America.
Hosted by Walter Turner, Gregg Bridges, and Jim Bennett.

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