Category: Activist

Olaudah Equiano (Gustavus Vassa) – Abolitionist

OLAUDAH EQUIANO Written by Cassandra Meade Early Life Born in Essaka, an Igbo village in West Africa in 1745 was  also was said to be born in Eboe, in what is now Nigeria. He was the son of a chief. Had 5 brothers and a sister, he was the youngest son with one younger sister. He …

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Tom Goldtooth

 Tom Goldtooth by Dale Ricardo Shields Tom Goldtooth is executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network headquartered at Bemidji, Minnesota. For over thirty years, he has been an environmental and economic justice leader in the Native American community. He has spoken about the congressional climate change bill and Native American efforts to address the resource …

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Antone Pagán

Actor, Director, Producer and Writer  by Dale Ricardo Shields      Antone Pagán was raised in Harlem, New York. He has been a member famed Actors Studio since the late 1980s and was recently appointed to the studios membership committee. He list among his Actors Studio mentors, Paul Calderon, Frank Corsaro, Lee Grant, Harvey Keitel, Elizabeth …

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John Hope Franklin

John Hope Franklin 1915-2009 Archived by Dale Ricardo Shields “We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey;” ―    John Hope Franklin John Hope Franklin (January 2, 1915 – March 25, 2009) was an American historian …

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