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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Dale Ricardo Shields

Dale Ricardo Shields ~ Find your own voice – Gwendolyn Brooks ~ Director, Educator, and Artistic Activist  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 winner of the 2017 AUDELCO/”VIV” Special Achievement Award and …

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Black Broadway Theatre History ~ Our Moments and Circumstances 

 Black Broadway Theatre History ~                           Our Moments and Circumstances  A  look at important moments in the History of Black Theatre   Researched and Edited by Dale Ricardo Shields   Educational Purposes Only [No Copyright Infringement Intended] Images may be subject to copyright. …

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Fred Benjamin

FRED BENJAMIN  Dancer ~ Choreographer { September 8, 1944  –  December 14, 2013 } By Dale Ricardo Shields Fred Benjamin was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1944. He began dancing at age four at the Elma Lewis’ School of Fine Arts in Roxbury, Massachusetts.   When the MacArthur Foundation initiated its “Genius” grants, Ms. Lewis was among the first …

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