Dale Shields

New York City

ARCHIVIST and HISTORIAN Dale Shields is a professor of theatre, director, and actor (Broadway, Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway and Regional). Research Accomplishments: The 2017 winner of The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award®, 2017 and 2015 Tony® award nominee for the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, and the winner of the 2017 AUDELCO/"VIV" Special Achievement Award. On the web, he is the archivist and historian of Iforcolor.org and Black Theatre/African American Voices [Facebook] (theatre, music, and art). He has taught classes and workshops at Susquehanna University, Denison University, Randolph-Macon College, Macalester College, The College of Wooster, Ohio University, Wayne State University, The University of Akron and the Joseph Papp Public Theatre (NYSF). Education B.F.A. and M.F.A. degree from Ohio University.

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Louis Reyes Rivera

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The Whitman Sisters “Royalty of Negro Vaudeville”

The Whitman Sisters  “So completely has evidence of the Whitman Sisters disappeared that it’s almost as if someone had deliberately cut them out of the pages of show business history. Yet for forty years from the late 1890s to the late 1930s, the Whitman Sisters shows were the biggest, fastest, flashiest shows in black vaudeville. …

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Dorothy Layne McIntyre – Pilot

Dorothy Layne McIntyre enrolled in West Virginia State College where she completed a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She was accepted into the Civilian Pilot Training Program offered by the college where she received a pilot’s license from the Civil Aeronautics Authority (CAA) in 1940, becoming one of the first black licensed pilots among American …

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Quincy Troupe

Poet, Author, Journalist, Performer, Professor Emeritus Quincy Troupe (photo by Jerry Jack) QUINCY TROUPE Born July 22, 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri, Quincy Troupe is an awarding-winning author of eight volumes of poetry, three children’s books, and six non-fiction works. The son of Negro League baseball catcher Quincy Troupe (who added a second “P” to …

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