Ruby Dee on Race in A Lesson Before Dying
Ruby Dee and her copy of A Lesson Before Dying. Photo by Adam Kampe.
Rural Louisiana is where author Ernest Gaines was born and raised. It's also the setting for his powerful novel about race and injustice, A Lesson Before Dying. I was given the gift of interviewing veteran actress and activist Ruby Dee about Ernest Gaines, who as she says, "is one of her favorite authors." Here's a moment from our conversation featuring music by artist Paul Rucker. Note: Rucker's music available for download on the site.