In March 1979, the New York radical magazine the Guardian issued an emergency appeal to funds in an effort to save the publication.
Over fifty supporters endorsed the appeal including Ruby Dee
District 1199 Cultural Center
- Moe Foner, Executive Director
- Miriam Colon
- Ossie Davis
- Ruby Dee
- Madeline Gilford
- Jack Golodner
- Micki Grant
- Herbert H. Gutman
- Michael Harrington
- Patricia Hills
- Irving Howe
- Harold Leventhal
- Stanley Levison
- Harold Lewis
- Eve Merriam
- Walter Rosenblum
- John Schultz
- Brendan Sexton
- Piri Thomas
- Arthur Waldhorm
We Will Make Peace Prevail!
On March 28, 1982 the New World Review organized a gala luncheon "We Will Make Peace Prevail! Disarmament Over Confrontation, Life Over Death", at the Grand Ballroom, Hotel Roosevelt, New York City. Virtually all participants were identified as Communist Party USA.
Ruby Dee was listed on the Committee of Sponsors.
Peace for Cuba Appeal
TranAfrica Nigeria letter
In an attempt to prod the military government of Nigeria toward a return to civilian rule, TransAfrica Forum's Randall Robinson enlisted the aid of politicians, educators and celebrities in order to focus the eyes of the world on human-rights abuses in Africa's most populous nation and return democracy to what many consider Africa's best hope. In a March 1995 letter to General Sani Abacha, who came to power in a 1993 military coup, Robinson accused Abacha of killing political opponents and shutting down the press. Robinson beseeched Abacha "to expedite the restoration of democracy" to Nigeria's 100 million people or face "incalculable damage" and "eventual economic and political isolation of your regime."
The letter was signed by a host of prominent Blacks: author Maya Angelou, actors Danny Glover, Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee; the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Joseph Lowery; musician and composer Quincy Jones; TV personality Bryant Gumbel; acting NAACP head Earl T. Shinhoster; International Human Rights Group director Gay McDougall; Harvard Law Professor and former Judge Leon Higginbotham, Jr.; National Urban League president Hugh Price; and a majority of Congressional Black Caucus members, including Chairman Donald Payne (D-NJ) and Alcee Hastings (D-FL), both House Subcommittee on Africa members.
Individual endorsers of the event included Ruby Dee.
Supporting Mumia Abu-Jamal
Supporters of convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal responded to the April 2009 U.S. Supreme Court ruling by launching a campaign (freemumia.com/civilrights.html) calling for a federal civil rights investigation into Abu-Jamal’s case. The campaign’s supporters include the Riverside Church’s Prison Ministry [New York City], actress Ruby Dee, Professor Cornel West and U.S. Congressman Charles Rangel, who was then Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means.
Obituaries for Ruby Dee, June 2014
Several obituaries concerning actress/communism supporter Ruby Dee failed to provide any real information as to her half-century-plus role as a Communist Party USA supporter through their various fronts and causes. Her record, as will be presented here, will show that she literally paralleled the communist-support activities of her late husband, actor Ossie Davis, perhaps the top CPUSA fronter among black Hollywood/theater radicals of all times.
- Guardian March 2 1979
- District 1199 Cultural Center, Inc. letterhead 1982
- We Will Make Peace Prevail! event brochure
- International Peace for Cuba Appeal - letterhead, Nov. 14, 1994
- By Shabazz, Malik, Robinson Begins Push for Democracy in Nigeria: TransAfrica Initiative Seeks a Return to Civilian Government Black Issues in Higher Education , Vol. 12, No. 4 , April 2, 1995
- Mail Archive website: Communist Manifestivity Conference Schedule, Oct. 28, 1998
- WW, Mumia Abu-Jamal supporters call for civil rights investigation Published Jul 8, 2009 5:48 PM By Hans Bennett