History Maker: Ossie Davis

History Maker: Ossie Davis

Roseanne Akindo

Ossie Davis was born on December 18, 1917, in Cogdell, Georgia to both parents and a supportive extended family.
He graduated in the top five percent of his class with an interest in theater. Ossie Davis had to earn enough money before he went to college.  Davis enrolled at Howard University in the fall of 1935.
Ossie Davis is a writer, director, actor, and producer. He has established a great career, with a strong voice for artists’ rights, human dignity, and social justice.