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DALE RICARDO SHIELDS 

ARCHIVIST / HISTORIAN / ARTISTIC ACTIVIST

As America reckons with generations of racial injustice, destroyed and hidden history…  the stories that we will preserve, present and honor are the very things that will hopefully foster world empathy, change lives and ensure that our next generations of Americans have a different and positive view of themselves and their neighbors.

Each of us must be a motivating catalyst, an actor for justice and an agent of change.

 

Terrance Ballard – “Bamboozled

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“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

~*~

“We are a people.
A people do not throw their geniuses away.
And if they are thrown away, it is our duty as artists and as witnesses for the future to collect them again for the sake of our children, and, if necessary, bone by bone.” 

– Alice Walker

 

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Dooley Wilson

Dooley Wilson By Dale Ricardo Shields Arthur “Dooley” Wilson (April 3, 1886 – May 30, 1953)  American actor, singer, and musician who is best remembered as Sam in the 1942 film, Casablanca; in the film, he also performed its theme song, “As Time Goes By“. Born Arthur Wilson April 3, 1886 Tyler, Texas, U.S. Died …

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson

  RUBEN  SANTIAGO-HUDSON   by Dale Ricardo Shields     Actor ~ Director ~ Producer HONORS  1996, Tony Award for performance in Seven Guitars 2006, Humanitas Award for writing, for HBO film adaptation of his play Lackawanna Blues. 2009, NAACP Lifetime Achievement Theatre Award at the Los Angeles NAACP Theatre Awards   Stray the path… …

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EUGENE LEE

                Eugene Lee Actor – Director – Playwright   By Dale Ricardo Shields  “Eugene Lee’s written characters come to life through his plays, which have been produced on stages in areas such as Los Angeles, New York, The Royal Court Theatre in London, and the Jubilee Theatre in Fort …

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The Little Rock Nine

           The Little Rock Nine They Only Wanted To Go To School…   Thelma Mothershed, Elizabeth Eckford, Melba Pattillo, Jefferson Thomas, Ernest Green, Minnijean Brown, Carlotta Walls, Terrence Roberts, and Gloria Ray.    By Dale Ricardo Shields   Little Rock, Arkansas September 4, 1957   The Little Rock Nine Slide Presentation by Dale Ricardo ShieldsMusic by Cory …

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Jonelle Allen

         Jonelle  Allen  By DALE RICARDO SHIELDS    “What sums me up is Eclectic and Versatile!”  “What I tell young actors is LEARN your Craft.”  “When I was seven years old, the Hallmark Hall of Fame, produced Green Pastures (directed by George Schaeffer) with William Warfield as De Lawd and Rochester as Noah, …

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Thurgood Marshall: Revolutionizing the Concept of Precedence in the Supreme Court

                                               Thurgood                                                                …

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