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It is in understanding the struggles, victories, and great price paid by those who came before us that we each gain the insight, strength and courage to persevere on our own personal journey.

This site has been created in honor of one of the great actors and humanitarians of our time, Canada Lee, a celebrated actor with a powerful and magnetic stage presence.

Canada with hands over face, Photograph from 'Native Son'

Lee and his extraordinary accomplishments during the 1940s and early 1950s, have largely been forgotten in the five decades since his death. A new generation is just beginning to rediscover him and to understand the impact and importance of his life.

This website is an attempt to impart some of Canada Lee's wisdom and courage, to inspire and aid a younger generation to fight for their dreams.

This site will be an access point to Canada Lee's life... Stories and anecdotes as told to his wife, friends and colleagues. It will concern resources such as the Canada Lee Scholarship Fund, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and The Museum of the City of New York, where many of Canada's personal and professional effects are held.

It will be a link to the many projects he was involved in and the many people he knew and worked with.

Moreover, it is the Internet connection to the book Frances Lee, Canada's second wife, is writing about Canada.

It is our hope that this site will help to again put Canada Lee in the spotlight, to help achieve his dream of a world where people understand and accept each other, regardless of their race, creed or color.

To that end, we look forward to receiving your comments, ideas, and any anecdotes about Canada and his work on stage, in films, and in the theater of life.

Of course this site, just like the book, is a work in progress. Keep coming back as we will be adding new material regularly.