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We take pause to remember the legacy of actress, activist, and dear friend of the Schomburg, Ruby Dee, who passed away today (June 12, 2014). Photo Credit: Photographs and Prints Division, Schomburg Center

Legendary actress and civil rights activist passes away at 91: New York (AP) — Ruby Dee an acclaimed actor and civil rights activist whose versatile career spanned stage, radio television and film, has died at age 91, according to her daughter. Nora Davis Day told The Associated Press on Thursday that her mother died at home at New Rochelle, New York, on Wednesday night. Dee, who frequently acted alongside her husband of 56 years, Ossie Davis, was surrounded by family and friends, she added. Her long career brought her an Oscar nomination at age 83 for best supporting actress for her role in the 2007 film “American Gangster.” She also won an Emmy and was nominated for several others.

R.I.P. actress and activist Ruby Dee, who has passed away at the age of 91.

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Jane Bolin was the first black woman judge in the United States. Born April 11, 1908 in Poughkeepsie, New York, Bolin always knew she wanted to be a lawyer. Her father, Gaius Bolin, the first African American graduate of Williams College, practiced law in Poughkeepsie. Bolin graduated from Wellesley College in 1928, and received her law degree from Yale University School of Law in 1931.

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