Say It Loud: Celebrity Activists Who Speak Out On Social Injustices

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Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee has been an activist fighting against injustice and racism in the U.S. for many years.  During the Civil Rights Movement, she participated in Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington in 1963 and has received many accolades for her activism, including the Frederick Douglass Award for distinguished leadership toward equal opportunity in 1970. Most rececently, Ruby Dee was arrested for her participation in the protest against the fatal shooting of an unarmed West African immigrant, Amadou Diallo by white police officers in New York City.


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