According to Essence, the legendary actor and activist Ruby Dee will be remembered with a public memorial celebration, including a star-studded lineup of performers and honorees. Tributes and reflections—both musical and poetic—will be given by Angela Bassett, Phylicia Rashad, Alicia Keys, Harry Belafonte, Woodie King, Jr., Mayor David Dinkins, Pauletta Washington, Sweet Honey In The Rock and more. Her children and grandchildren will be there to give a personal tribute on her outstanding life and work. The memorial will take place September 20 in Harlem, New York.
Sidebar: She so deserves such a celebration. RIP Ruby Dee.