“The life and legacy of Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state, was honored during his funeral service on Friday, November 5.”
Powell is carried ahead of his funeral service. – Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images
Powell’s flag-draped casket is carried into the cathedral.Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
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Family members arrive at Powell’s funeral. – Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
Biden watches as Powell’s casket is carried during his funeral service.Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Former presidents, dignitaries, and friends gathered for the service at Washington National Cathedral, which was closed to the public.
Alma Powell attends her husband’s funeral. – Andrew Harnik/AP
Powell died on October 18 due to complications from Covid-19 at the age of 84. Though he was fully vaccinated against Covid-19, Powell, who had multiple myeloma and Parkinson’s, was immunocompromised, putting him at greater risk to the virus. Coronavirus safety measures were followed to protect the health of the attendees, according to the cathedral, which has hosted the funerals of top Washington officials and public servants.”
The clergy surround Powell’s casket during the funeral. – Andrew Harnik/AP
Michael Powell, Colin Powell’s son, touches his father’s casket as he walks up to the podium to give a eulogy. He painted a picture of what his father was like at home. “Dad was famous for his 13 rules, but our family life was unregimented. No morning revelry or marching drills. It was a warm and joyous and loving home anchored by our strong and graceful mother Alma,” he said. – Evan Vucci/AP
Alma Powell acknowledges people at the end of her husband’s funeral at Washington National Cathedral. – Andrew Harnik/AP
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Cory David Fore – Randolph-Macon College (Student – The Black Studies Program)
ARCHIVIST, EDUCATOR, HISTORIAN, and ARTiST
Dale Ricardo Shields is a 2017 winner of The Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award®, 2017 and 2015 Tony® award nominee for the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, the 2017 AUDELCO/"VIV" Special Achievement Award, 2020, 2021, and 2022 ENCORE AWARD / The Actors Fund and winner of the 2022.
Recently, he won the 2022 Legend Award from his alma mater Ohio University.
He is the 2021 winner of the Paul Robeson Award, presented (jointly) by the Actors Equity Association and the Actors Equity Foundation.
His extensive professional credits as a Director, Stage manager, and Actor (Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and Regional) As an actor he has appeared on Saturday Night Live, Another World, Guiding Light, The Cosby Show, and the ITV television series "Special Needs" and commercials and film.
Professor Shields is a member of the Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and the American Guild of Musical Artists performance unions and an associate member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
He began his artistic academic career in New York City at Playwrights Horizon, The South Bronx Action Theatre, and Mind Builders, and then was invited to join the teaching staff at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre (New York Shakespeare Festival). He represented the United States for Theatre Young Audiences at the ASSITEJ Theatre Festival in London, England.
He has been a Professor and Visiting Artist at Ohio University, The College of Wooster, Denison University, Macalester College, Randolph- Macon College, Susquehanna University, and SUNY Potsdam.
He holds B.F.A and M.F.A, Degrees from Ohio University.