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A memorial for actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee will feature music by Alicia Keys and Audra McDonald, reflections by former New York Mayor David Dinkins and poet Sonia Sanchez, and a eulogy by Harry Belafonte, reports the AP.

The celebration of Lee’s life will be held at the Riverside Church in New York on Sept. 20. Dee died June 11 at 91.

Dee’s poetry and prose will be read by Angela Bassett, Tyne Daly, Kim Fields, S. Epatha Merkerson, Phylicia Rashad, Pauletta Washington and Lynn Whitfield. Musical tributes will be performed by Keys, McDonald, Wynton Marsalis and Peter Yarrow.

Dee’s long career earned her an Emmy, a Grammy, two Screen Actors Guild awards, the Kennedy Center Honors, the National Medal of Art and an Oscar nomination.

source: BlackAmericaWeb.com

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Alicia Keys, Phylicia Rashad And More To Perform at Ruby Dee Tribute  was originally published on praisecleveland.com

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