Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker African-American naturalist, mathematician, astronomer and almanac author by Dale Ricardo Shields Born: November 9, 1731, Baltimore County, MD Died: October 9, 1806, Oella, Catonsville, MD Parents Robert Banneker (father) Mary Banneky (mother) “Our nation’s capital would not be the same if it wasn’t for Benjamin Banneker, the Black architect hired by George Washington, the …

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Roy Hamilton – Singer

    Roy Hamilton   by DALE RICARDO SHIELDS ~*****~ April 16, 1929, Leesburg, Georgia –   July 20, 1969 New Rochelle, New York Roy Hamilton, during his illustrious 15-year singing career, was known by many nicknames: Mr. Rock and Soul, The Gentle Giant, and, most notably, The Golden Boy of Song.  But few of …

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FRED BENJAMIN

FREDERICK CHARLES BENJAMIN by Dale Ricardo Shields  Dancer – Choreographer { September 8, 1944  –  December 14, 2013 } Page 1 – 8 Fred Benjamin, an internationally known teacher of jazz dance who was also part of the creative wave of young Black modern-dance choreographers who came to prominence in the 1970s. Benjamin was born in Boston, …

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Adelle Gautier

Adelle Gautier Actress, Storyteller, and Educator January 15, 1948 [ ALPHA ] – August 10, 2021 [ OMEGA ] by  DALE  RICARDO  SHIELDS  Page 1 – 12 Adella Adella the Storyteller ( Adelle LeWhodatier Gautier )  was born and lived in New Orleans, Louisiana. She traveled extensively around the world                         …

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Dooley Wilson

Dooley Wilson By Dale Ricardo Shields Arthur “Dooley” Wilson (April 3, 1886 – May 30, 1953)  American actor, singer, and musician who is best remembered as Sam in the 1942 film, Casablanca; in the film, he also performed its theme song, “As Time Goes By“. Born Arthur Wilson April 3, 1886 Tyler, Texas, U.S. Died …

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