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DALE RICARDO SHIELDS 

ARCHIVIST / HISTORIAN

 

“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, In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens
 

~*~

 

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable…

Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and

passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”

― Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Terrance Ballard – “Bamboozled” (No copyright Infringement intended)

SANDRA REAVES-PHILLIPS

SANDRA REAVES-PHILLIPS   by DALE RICARDO SHIELDS Page 1 -10 “She succinctly underlines the three elements that are needed to do the job right – talent, talent, and more Talent… a performance to be savored and remembered.“ Los Angeles Times  Sandra Reaves-Phillips (born December 23, 1944) is an American and International actress, writer, and singer. …

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Black Broadway Theatre History ~ Our Moments*

 Black Broadway History                            Our Moments A  look at some important moments in the History of Black Theatre   Researched and Edited by Dale Ricardo Shields Educational Purposes Only [No Copyright Infringement Intended] Images may be subject to copyright. Take a look at …

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Fred Benjamin

FRED BENJAMIN  Dancer ~ Choreographer { September 8, 1944  –  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 “Genius” grants, Ms. Lewis was among the first …

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Adelle Gautier

                          Adelle  LeWhodatier  Gautier  Actress, Storyteller, and Educator By DALE RICARDO SHIELDS  “Know that you can”  –  Adelle Gautier      This theater veteran’s career began at Dillard University with the Dillard Players Guild and moved to the city’s legendary theater companies, Free Southern …

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Vinnie Bagwell

         VINNIE BAGWELL         by Dale Ricardo Shields  “Vinnie Bagwell was born in Yonkers, New York, and grew up in the Town of Greenburgh in Westchester County. She displayed a remarkable gift for drawing at an early age and developed a passion for painting in high school. A Morgan …

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Chuck Cooper

  CHUCK COOPER “Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe.” By Dale Ricardo Shields Chuck Cooper was born on November 8, 1954, in Cleveland, Ohio. A graduate of Ohio University, Chuck Cooper is a Tony award-winning veteran of ten Broadway plays and musicals, his career spans over a thirty-year period as an actor and …

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