Category: Historian

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 …

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DUCHESS HARRIS, PhD, JD

MIRIAM (Duchess) HARRIS by DALE RICARDO SHIELDS  “I wouldn’t trade nothing for my journey now.“ Dr. Harris is an Associate Professor of American Studies at Macalester College. She joined the faculty in 1998 and has expertise in 20th-century political history, feminist theory, and race and the law. “The more powerful and original a mind, the …

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John Hope Franklin

John  Hope  Franklin 1915-2009 Archived by Dale Ricardo Shields   “We must go beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths and untrodden depths of the wilderness and travel and explore and tell the world the glories of our journey;” ―    John Hope Franklin John Hope Franklin (January 2, 1915 – March 25, 2009) was an …

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JUNETEENTH – 2020

_____________________________________JUNETEENTH DALE RICARDO SHIELDS Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now …

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