About I For Color

 ~ IforColor ~

is a website created by

Dale Ricardo Shields


Black Theatre – African American Voices.


Iforcolor (Black Art)


IforColor – Artistic minded individuals of color who are accomplished and received little, if any, recognition or media coverage in America.
IforColor brings historical key innovators to light for the knowledge and enjoyment of us all.  The collection of profiles included on this website contain historical facts, not judgements.
“Find your own Voice” – Gwendolyn Brooks


 About:  Dale Ricardo Shields

~Archivist, Director, Educator and Historian.~

Dale Ricardo Shields, born in Cleveland, Ohio, is an African-American actor, archivist, director, educator and stage manager. He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), Screen Actors Guild (SAG), American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) and Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers (SSDC). He is a member of the Advisory Board of AUDELCO (NYC)and has been active in the theatre since 1974..

BFA/MFA – Ohio University

Photo by Jeffery Van Thompson

The vision of Dale Ricardo Shields is to preserve history about African American and artist of color on the Facebook website Black Theatre / African American Voices on the Internet for everyone to acknowledge, enjoy and learn past and present history.

Tomaca (to-may-sha) Govan (Webmaster/Administator) is a recording artist currently working on her 3rd cd, a singer, entertainer, writer, mother to three and friend to several animal companions that live in her home.   She has several other on-line publications and social networks.
“The important thing is to share – get the inspiration out to others.  We never know when the slightest thing might inspire someone else to do the things that are in their heart.  I’d like to see everyone dance their own unique dance with life.”  – Tomaca
Iforcolor acknowledges the talent of
Randolph-Macon College  

(Ashland,Virginia) students

 Web design entry support:

Anderson Claypool, Samantha Hobe, Samuel Lovala and Dontae Thorne

Professor Shields also acknowledge former Black Studies and Black Theatre History students:


Kailee Elizabeth Cross, Calvin Davis, Matthew Elliott,  Cory Fore,

Molly Hatcher, Scott Hellmuth,  Sydney Huinkle,

Kimble Marshall, Cassandra Meade,  Stacy St. Hilaire,

Thinh H. Truong, Trenton Walker, Irivin Ward.


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