What a life! One of America's leading actors for over sixty years. Married for 56 years to the same beautiful and gifted woman. And, courageous enough to be a leader in fight for civil rights during a time when doing so risked both his career and his life.
If the folks who wrote "American History" books for high school students would stop wasting so many pages on presidents and generals, there would be room for the really important figures of American history. And, for six decades, few Americans contributed more to the nation than did Ossie Davis.