Dale Shields

New York City

ARCHIVIST and HISTORIAN Dale Shields is a director, stage manager, 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, The University of Akron and the Joseph Papp Public Theatre (NYSF). Education B.F.A. and M.F.A. degree from Ohio University.

Author's posts

Black American Soldiers in the Civil War by Matthew Elliott

  Black American Soldiers in the Civil War  by Matthew Elliott  Edited and revised by Dale Ricardo Shields   The American Civil War is arguably the most gruesome and brutal war in United States history. Brothers fought against brothers, fathers fought against sons, and through this terrible conflict a people were finally granted freedom. Though …

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Faith Ringgold: The Power of Silence by Kailee Elizabeth Cross

_________________FAITH  _____________________RINGGOLD   ‘I guess I had fun doing it but it has hard memories for me.” – Faith Ringgold  By Kailee Elizabeth Cross  Edited by Dale Shields             Faith Ringgold was born on October 8, 1930 in Harlem, New York City.  She is an African American artist who was less concerned with museum exposure …

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General Colin Luther Powell – A Political General by Cory David Fore

Colin Powell A Political General By Cory David Fore Edited by Dale Shields ““Have a vision. Be demanding.” – Colin Luther Powell The story of Colin Luther Powell is the epitome of the American Dream. Colin Powell was born to Jamaican immigrant parents in New York’s Harlem borough at a time when African-Americans were given very …

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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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