Category: Historical

Iforcolor takes a look back into history.

Dale Ricardo Shields

Dale Ricardo Shields ~ Find your own voice – Gwendolyn Brooks ~ Director, Educator and Artistic Activist  Dale Ricardo Shields is a 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. …

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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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Emmett Louis Till

Emmett  Louis  Till   by Dale Ricardo Shields Part I: The Unfortunate Trip On the morning of August 31, 1955, Robert Hodges, who was fishing at Tallahatchie Lake in Mississippi, found an unknown object floating on the surface ( 23 miles north of Greenwood). Closer and closer, he was terrified that it was a dead …

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BLACK HISTORY

  A Dale Shields Research Collaboration <   My Smilebox Creation [For Educational resources only] BLACK HISTORY The first Africans as slave labor are introduced in America. A Dutch trader exchanges his cargo of 20 Africans for food in Jamestown Virginia, in August of 1619. It is believed that these Africans were sold into conditions …

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