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"Poets," wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley, "are the unacknowledged legislators of the world." We turn to them to express what is best in us, to give us words during weddings, funerals, and all the important occasions that shape our lives. This memorial site was created to honor and remember poets whose words continue to inspire, and whose legacies live on in their poetry.
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10/27/1922 - 6/11/2014

Remembering the life, death and legacy of poet Ruby Dee

NEW YORK (AP) - For Ruby Dee, acting and activism were not contradictory things. They were inseparable and they were intertwined. The African-American actress who earned lead roles in movies and on Broadway also spent her entire life fighting against injustice, even emceeing the 1963 March on Washington and protesting apartheid in South Africa. "We are image makers. Why can't we image makers become peacemakers, too?" she asked after she and her husband Ossie Davis accepted the Screen...
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