Dale Shields

New York City

ARCHIVIST, HISTORIAN, and ARTiST 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, and the Joseph Papp Public Theatre (New York Shakespeare Festival). Education B.F.A. and M.F.A. degree from Ohio University.

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Frank Espada – Documentary Photographer and Civil Rights Activist

~Frank Espada~ Documentary Photographer and Civil Rights Activist “We need to raise some holy hell,” he wrote to us. “For we have landed at the bottom and have stayed there.” ________________________________________________ “I Will Follow You Silent” I will follow you forever, quiet and fugitive among dark streets ground by nostalgia, or over stars smiling with …

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Valerie Capers

Dr. Valerie Capers was born in the Bronx and received her early schooling at the New York Institute for the Education of the Blind. She went on to obtain both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School of Music. She served on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music, and from 1987 …

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Arthur Theodore Wilson – Actor, Playwright, Poet, Educator

“What color is a friend when you need one?”   Arthur Theodore Wilson is a Published Poet; Playwright; Teacher; and Co-Editor/Publisher over thirty years of Attitude Magazine.  Mr. Wilson was born in Newark, New Jersey at the end of World War II. His early fascination and interest in theater, poetry, gospel music, and the fine …

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Madam Sul-Te-Wan

~ Madam Sul-Te-Wan ~  Prominent Black Actress During Silent Film Era By Dale Shields Madame Sul-Te-Wan (Nellie Conley) –  (1873-1959), was one of the most prominent Black actresses during the silent film era. “We never did discover the origin of her name. No one was bold enough to ask.” – Actress Lillian Gish. Madame Sul-Te-Wan career …

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