“Ms. Dee embraced different creative platforms with her various interpretations of black womanhood and also used her gifts to champion for Human Rights. Her strength, courage and beauty will be greatly missed.”
Ruby Dee’s recent peaceful passing has many celebrating the life of the late award-winning actress and Human Rights activist, whose legacy lives!
In a statement, Gil Robertson IV of the African American Film Critics Association praised Dee’s contributions. “The members of the African American Film Critics Association are deeply saddened at the loss of actress and humanitarian Ruby Dee,” said Robertson.
Many industry figures have taken to Twitter to remember Ruby Dee: