The northeast corner of 123rd Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue in Harlem now bears the names of famed acting and civil rights couple Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis.
The Dwyer Cultural Center hosted the ceremonial unveiling of ‘Ruby Dee Place’ and ‘Ossie Davis Way’ on Saturday. The late couple is being honored for their groundbreaking programs within the arts.
Dee and Davis’ children , Nora Day Hasna Muhammad, and Guy Davis, attended the event. The Rev. Al Sharpton, former New York City mayor David Dinkins, Assemblywoman Inez Dickens and State Sen. Brian Benjamin also attended.