Dale Shields

New York City

ARCHIVIST, EDUCATOR, HISTORIAN, and ARTiST Dale Shields is a professor of theatre, director, and actor (Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and Regional). Research Accomplishments: The 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. In 2020 He was also awarded The Actors Fund / Encore Award On the web, he is the archivist and historian of Iforcolor.org and Black Theatre/African American Voices [Facebook] (theatre, music, and art). He has taught classes and workshops at SUNY Potsdam, Susquehanna University, Denison University, Randolph-Macon College, Macalester College, The College of Wooster, Ohio University, Wayne State University, and the Joseph Papp Public Theatre (New York Shakespeare Festival). Education B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees from Ohio University.

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Johnny Nash

JOHNNY NASH by DALE  RICARDO SHIELDS Johnny Nash ***** (born August 19, 1940) is an American reggae and pop music singer-songwriter, best known in the US for his 1972 hit, “I Can See Clearly Now”.   He was one of the first non-Jamaican singers to record reggae music in Kingston, Jamaica. “Born John Lester Nash …

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Fela Kuti

Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti “The secret of life is to have no fear”   by  DALE  RICARDO SHIELDS  “Hailed as the Muhammad Ali, James Brown and Bob Dylan of Africa all wrapped into one, modern hip-hop wouldn’t exist without Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the late Afrobeat star.” “I refuse to live my life in fear…” Fela Aníkúlápó …

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Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker Born: November 9, 1731, Baltimore County, MD Died: October 9, 1806, Oella, Catonsville, MD “Our nation’s capital would not be the same if it wasn’t for Benjamin Banneker, the Black architect hired by George Washington, the first President of the United States, to design the city of Washington, DC. It was actually Thomas …

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Dyane Harvey-Salaam

Dyane Harvey-Salaam   by DALE RICARDO SHIELDS Page 1 – 8 Dyane Harvey-Salaam is a virtuoso performing artist, a founding member of Forces of Nature Dance Theatre, actress, dancer, educator, choreographer, and certified Pilates teacher. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Drama/Educator and works in the entertainment industry. “I am on a high like …

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