• My dream was I was going to be an actor. Racism occurred to me. It dawned on me that I would not be an actor. It occurred to me that I was not white. It occurred to me that being what they call colored, being a Negro, was some kind of a disadvantage.

    "Remembering Ruby Dee: 'Think Of Me And Feel Encouraged'". "Tell Me More" with Michel Martin, June 13, 2014.