Sunday, February 13, 2005

Ossie Davis Remembered in New York City

Actor Ossie Davis was remembered yesterday with rousing eulogies by Harry Belafonte and Bill Clinton and a musical tribute by Wynton Marsalis in a service that lasted almost four hours and was described by several speakers as a state funeral for black America.

Did You Know?
While still in high school, Davis had dreamed about joining Ethiopia's struggle against Mussolini, although he confessed he was not sure where Ethiopia was.

Benito Mussolini's Italy used mustard gas in Ethiopia and Libya.

Effects of mustard gas on a patient picked up by an Norwegian Red Cross ambulance.
© CICR - ref. hist-03503-19a.jpg

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