Category: Activist

Robert Hooks

ROBERT HOOKS Robert (Bobby Dean) Hooks   by Dale Ricardo Shields Actor Producer Activist Creator Cultural Institutions Creator/Co-creator Civil Right Organizations Born Bobby Dean Hooks into the rat-infested Foggy Bottom of segregated Washington, DC in 1937, a product of the post-Depression Northern Migration, the story of Robert Hooks’ life, in many ways, characterizes the turbulent …

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

                                               Thurgood                                                                …

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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 Henry …

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The Secret Meeting that Changed Rap Music and Destroyed a Generation

“The Secret Meeting that Changed Rap Music and Destroyed a Generation“ HIP HOP IS READ The unsigned letter below was originally posted on the blog Hip Hop is Read, and was written by a self-proclaimed “decision maker” working for an equally anonymous major record label. The anonymous nature of the letter led many to dismiss …

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