The Legendary actress-activist RUBY DEE'S 90th Birthday Celebration, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture-New York Public Library, Harlem, NY, November 14, 2012. The Celebration featured her 70 year career and her Grandson Muta'Ali's upcoming documentary 'Life's Essentials with Ruby Dee: The life and love story of Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis' based on the "quest for their secrets to love, art and activism." Their Grandson Muta'Ali's film is produced by N.J. Frank. The event was hosted by Angela Bassett and Susan L. Taylor. Honorary Chairs included Ambassador Andrew Young, Samuel L. Jackson & his wife LaTanya Jackson, Courtney B. Vance, Billye & Hank Aaron, Camille & Bill Cosby and others.
Photograph with Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad the Director of the Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture-NY Public Library, Gina Belafonte, Susan L. Taylor, Khephra Burns.
Stellar Guests included Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance, Susan L. Taylor, Harry Belafonte and wife Pamela Frank, Pete Seeger, Rosie O' Donnell, Glynn Turman, Malik Yoba, Billye Aaron, Rev. Jesse Jackson, former NY Mayor David Dinkins and Mrs. Joyce Dinkins, Danny Glover, Gina Belafonte, Melvin Van Peeples, S. Epatha Merkerson, Charles S. Dutton, David Alan Grier, Woody King, Jr., Marcia Dyson, Attalah Shabazz eldest daughter of Malcolm X, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad the director of the Schomburg Center, Ruby Dee's children Dr. Hasna Muhammad, Nora Davis Day, Guy Davis, Ms. Dee’s Grandchildren and many more.
Photograph by Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions, NY © All Rights Reserved