rubydeeA lot of times we never take time to just sit back and listen to words of wisdom. Do we ever stop to think about what other people say or are we too focused on our response? Sadly to say most of what people say really don’t resonate with us until a person is deceased. We are grateful Ruby Dee and all of her efforts to make our nation better. Please take a moment to read the footprints or quotes as you would call them that she left behind:READ ABOUT MAYA ANGELOU

God, make me so uncomfortable that I will do the very thing I fear.

The greatest gift is not being afraid to question.

The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.

That’s what being young is all about. You have the courage and the daring to think that you can make a difference. You’re not prone to measure your energies in time. You’re not likely to live by equations.

Paradise is to be the ultimate instrument, fulfilling God’s desperate intent that we love each other. The music people . . . they give thanks for the gift and reflect the love.

There was so much meanness in the atmosphere, … but marvelous things pierce through the darkness of poverty and racism. You meet all kinds of people that help put life in perspective and turn the horror into some kind of lesson or avenue of awakening that lives with you all your days.

When you know my love, my love will warm you

Born on October 27, 1922, Ruby Dee was married to the actor Ossie Davis from 1948 until his death in 2005. Ruby Dee was born in Cleveland, Ohio and grew up in Harlem in New York City. Ruby Dee was active in civil rights causes, including being active in the NAACP, SCLC, and CORE and began acting in high school and played on Broadway in 1946. During her life she had the opportunity to act in plays, movies, radio and television sitcoms and dramas. As women, we are so grateful for women who have paved the way for us we can only hope that we are keep the torch lit for others that follow us.  –Ruby died on June 11, 2014 Watch part of her memorial service here:

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