Remembering Ossie Davis
November 4, 1998 – It was an evening to remember for a lifetime. I had only been in Oakland for a few months when I heard that Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis were going to be speaking and signing their autobiography, With Ossie and Ruby: In This Life Together
, to benefit an elementary school in Berkeley. I thought to myself that they were living history
so this rare event was not to be missed. They shared wisdom that evening that only a couple that had been together for 50 years could share. It was a packed auditorium and I even remember seeing activist Angela Davis sitting in the back of the room. I was honored to have the above photo taken while I was getting my book signed after their lecture. It is definitely one of my most treasured photos. I even gave copies of this photo to my family during the holidays that year.
Ossie, you will always be remembered in our hearts.