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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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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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Fred Benjamin

FRED BENJAMIN Dancer ~ Choreographer {Born: September 8, 1944 – Death: December 14, 2013} By Dale Ricardo Shields Fred Benjamin was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1944. He began dancing at age four at the Elma Lewis’ School of Fine Arts in Roxbury, Massachusetts.  When the MacArthur Foundation initiated its so-called genius grants, Ms. Lewis was among …

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