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Thursday, June 12, 2014

NBCSL Remembers Legendary Icon Ruby Dee


June 12, 2014 – Washington, D.C. – The National Black Caucus of State Legislators offers its most sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fans around the world following the passing of legendary icon, Mrs. Ruby Dee.

A gifted poet, she was one of our nation’s greatest talents having performed on the stage, in films, and on television. Though she won an Emmy and Grammy as an actress and opened up the stage and screen for African Americans, she will always be remembered for being on the frontlines during the Civil Rights Movement. She was a constant advocate for equal rights participating in marches and gave speeches on equality for all here in the United States. She was also a global activist, calling for the end of apartheid in South Africa.

In 2003, the National Black Caucus of State Legislators was pleased to present Mrs. Dee with the Humanitarian Award, one of the organization’s highest honor, in recognition of her many talents and contributions to our society.

May you rest in peace.
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