Letter: Oakland dancer helped others become more

Oakland dancer helped
others become more

Re: “Ruth Beckford: Acclaimed Oakland dancer, choreographer dies at 93” (Page B1, May 11):

“To whom much has been given, much is expected” — Scripture

From 1925 to 2019, Oakland was given the eminent presence of Ruth Beckford. Her expectation of her beloved city is to be remembered for who she was and how she helped further others to become more.

As the elder speaking for her six daughters who embraced her transition, we want to assure Oakland that she felt deep love from you all but wanted no other recognition from its members after her departure.

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I appreciate your respecting her request to have no funeral, memorials, celebrations or activities in her honor or her name.

Naima Lewis

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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