Category: Activist

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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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, 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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The Scottsboro Boys

  The Scottsboro Boys  The nine African American teenagers were falsely accused of raping two White women in (1931) Alabama.   by DALE RICARDO SHIELDS    “No case has ever caused so much protest or outrage in the history of the United States.” An American Tragedy: The Scottsboro Boys’ Trial SCOTTSBORO BOYS TRIAL AND DEFENSE …

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