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Lorraine Vivian Hansberry

  Lorraine Vivian Hansberry Playwright, Activist and Author Lorraine Hansberry was the youngest American playwright ever to win the Best American Play Award from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle for A Raisin in the Sun. Her other works include The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, and Les Blancs.  By Dale Ricardo Shields (c) All Rights Reserved …

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In MEMORIAL 2018

A Candle For You ~ 2018 {BLACK THEATRE AFRICAN AMERICAN VOICES} Rest in peace***** 🙏 Abdul Salaam El Razzac Andrew Frierson Aretha Franklin Arthur Mitchell Barbara Alston Barbara Bush Barbara Harris Bill Daily Billy Graham Burt Reynolds Celeste Yarnall Charles Weldon Charlotte Rae Chuck McCann Cicely Berry Craig Mack Craig Zadan Danny Leiner David Ogden …

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Marcus Garvey: From Jamaican Peasant To Potent Black World Leader By Stacy St. Hilaire

  Marcus Garvey:  From Jamaican Peasant To Potent Black World Leader ~~~              by Stacy St. Hilaire Edited by Dale Shields “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey Marcus Garvey is one of the most influential Black men of all time. He emerged …

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Vinnie Bagwell

                  VINNIE BAGWELL              by Dale Ricardo Shields Artist’s Statement ~ “My pursuit of artistic excellence is grounded in my desire to use sculpture as a visual language that is resonant and has the power to reach out, strike the heart, and …

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Antone Pagán

Antone Pagán Actor, Director, Producer, and Writer  by Dale Ricardo Shields     Antone Pagán was raised in Harlem, New York. He has been a member of the famed Actors Studio since the late 1980s and was recently appointed to the studio’s membership committee. He listed among his Actors Studio mentors, Paul Calderon, Frank Corsaro, Lee Grant, …

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Chuck Cooper

  CHUCK COOPER “Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe.” By Dale Ricardo Shields Chuck Cooper was born November 8, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio. A graduate of Ohio University, Chuck Cooper is a Tony award-winning veteran of ten Broadway plays and musicals, his career spans over a thirty-year period as an actor and acting …

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John Hope Franklin

John  Hope  Franklin 1915-2009 Archived by Dale Ricardo Shields “We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey;” ―    John Hope Franklin John Hope Franklin (January 2, 1915 – March 25, 2009) was an American …

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Duchess Harris, PhD, JD

MIRIAM (Duchess) HARRIS  “I wouldn’t trade nothing for my journey now.“ Dr. Harris is an Associate Professor of American Studies at Macalester College. She joined the faculty in 1998 and has an expertise in 20th-century political history, feminist theory, and race and the law.   “The more powerful and original a mind, the more it …

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