"It's always been about education - even more than about wealth or servitude, and status and family, creed and color. Knowledge is power and as such holds every key to every chain and shackle—it always did, it always will..."
Ossie Davis

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Ossie Davis Endowment Launch 2008
2008 is the Ossie Davis Endowment launch year. The "event engine" of our launch is "The People of Clarendon County" written by Ossie Davis and read once in 1955 by Ossie, Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier. We are embarking on a 10 city celebrity tour reading of this educational play written in commemoration of Brown v. Board of Education. Scholarship applications will be available soon.

The People of Clarendon County
"Art by LeiSha Starchia" 

The Celebrity Reading Series will return in 2009 as we continue to raise awareness across the country about the Ossie Davis Endowment and the need for education. We were honored to have the participation of several celebrities and friends of Mr. Davis.

Launch Itinerary

Thursday Feb 7New YorkView Photos
Friday Feb 29New YorkView Photos
Saturday Jun 21Chicago Bronzeville
Cultural Festival
View Photos of Chicago Bronzeville Cultural Festival
MondayJul 21Atlanta National Black Arts FestivalView Photos