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DALE RICARDO SHIELDS 

ARCHIVIST / HISTORIAN / ARTISTIC ACTIVIST

As America reckons with generations of racial injustice, and destroyed 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.

I must be a motivating catalyst, an actor for justice, an director of change, and an artist of choice. 

 

Art is my weapon…

Terrance Ballard – “Bamboozled

(No copyright infringement intended) ©2022 

 

Abdel Salaam✨ Alde Lewis✨ Adelle Gautier✨ Arthur Theodore Wilson

B’nard Lewis✨Carla Earle✨Carol Sutton✨Chapman Roberts✨Chuck Cooper

Cicely Louise Tyson✨Duchess Harris, Ph.D., JD✨Dale Ricardo Shields✨Debra Byrd

Dooley Wilson✨Nefretete Rasheed✨Dyane Harvey-Salaam✨Eugene Lee

Faith Ringgold✨FelaFrank Espada✨Fred Benjamin✨John Hope Franklin

Jonelle Allen✨Johnny NashKathy A. Perkins✨Lady Peachena

Lorraine Vivian HansberryLouis Johnson✨Martin Espada✨Niles Fitch✨Pura Fé

Robert FlemingRobert Hooks✨Ruben Santiago-Hudson✨Sandra Reaves-Phillips✨Slim Mello

Stan Brown✨Samuel Légitimus✨Shirley Taylor✨Stanley Wayne Mathis

Thurgood Marshall✨Stephen WiltshireVictor Love✨Venida Evans

Vickilyn Reynolds✨Vinnette Carroll✨Vinnie Bagwell✨William Edmondson 

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The Little Rock Nine 🌟The Scottsboro Boys🌟 Benjamin Banneker🌟Leigh Whipper🌟                                  Marcus GraveyThe Secret Meeting that Changed Rap Music🌟Black American Soldiers in the Civil War 
Media Depictions of the Mammy Archetype🌟THE SHIELDS BROTHER

 

Kevin A. Williams/WAK (Artist)

 

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

 Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Art is a weapon in the struggle of ideas…

The artist’s role is to raise the consciousness of the people.

To make them understand life, the world, and themselves more completely.”

Imamu Amiri Baraka 

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“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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