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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William Edmondson – Artist

                  “I was just doing the Lord’s work,” he said in one interview. “I didn’t know I was no artist until them folks come and told me I was.” William Edmonson became the first African American artist whose work received a one-man show exhibit at MOMA.  He …

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Debra Byrd

A powerhouse of talent, Debra Byrd (born in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American vocaist who has worked with Barry Manilow and Bob Dylan, appeared on Broadway, and serves as the head vocal coach for American Idol and Canadian Idol, also singing backup for the contestants. She also helped judge Military Idol, a singing competition where …

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Dr. Manning Marable – Author, Educator

* Dr. Manning Marable * Born May 13, 1950, in Dayton, Ohio Died April 1, 2011, in New York City, New York Education: B.A., Earlham College, 1971; M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1972; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1976. Memberships: National Black Political Assembly; Democratic Socialists of America; Committees of Correspondence; Organization of American Historians; Association …

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Hattie McDaniel (Actress) – Petition

HATTIE  McDANIEL 1895 ~*****~ 1952 ______________________________________  By Dale Ricardo Shields (c) All Rights Reserved. {Petition to replace the stolen Oscar}  http://www.gopetition.com/petition/42042.html  “Born on June 10, 1895, in Wichita, Kansas, Hattie was one of 13  children and the daughter of former slaves Henry and Susan McDaniel. Hattie’s father Henry McDaniel fought in the Civil War with the …

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