NYC Honorary Street Names


Ruby Dee Place (Manhattan)
Present name:None
Location:Intersection of West 123rd Street and St. Nicholas Avenue with the sign facing east in front of 258 St. Nicholas Avenue
Honoree: Ruby Dee (1922-2014) was an actor, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and civil rights activist. She was raised in Harlem and joined the American Negro Theater while attending Hunter College. She was well known for her collaborations with her husband, actor Ossie Davis. She starred in such films and plays as the Jackie Robinson Story, 1961ís A Raisin in the Sun and 1988ís Do the Right Thing. She received an Oscar nomination for playing Mama Lucas in the film American Gangster. She was very active in the Civil Rights Movement participating in marches and speaking out for racial equality. (Perkins)

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