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FRED BENJAMIN

FREDERICK CHARLES BENJAMIN   Dancer – Choreographer { September 8, 1944  –  December 14, 2013 } by Dale Ricardo Shields 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 …

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Vinnette Carroll

VINNETTE JUSTINE CARROLL   “We still need Black theatre. But I think we need to show Black people just living, just trying to get through the world with the problems other people have.” American Playwright/Director/Actress 1922 – 2002 by Dale Ricardo Shields   Vinnette Carroll Ph.D. was born on March 11, 1922, to Edgar and Florence …

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