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Robert Hooks

ROBERT HOOKS Robert (Bobby Dean) Hooks   by Dale Ricardo Shields Actor Producer Activist Creator Cultural Institutions Creator/Co-creator Civil Right Organizations Born Bobby Dean Hooks into the rat-infested Foggy Bottom of segregated Washington, DC in 1937, a product of the post-Depression Northern Migration, the story of Robert Hooks’ life, in many ways, characterizes the turbulent …

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Earl Billings

EARL BILLINGS By Dale Ricardo Shields   “I once sat down to a Tea Party with a four-year-old girl and got an Acting lesson. I played with a ball of string with a kitten and learned focus. I sat at a bus stop and listen to an old man talk and learned to listen. I’ve …

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Lorraine Vivian Hansberry

Lorraine Vivian Hansberry Playwright, Activist, and Author Lorraine Hansberry was the youngest American playwright ever to win the Best American Play Award from the New York Drama Critics’ Circle for A Raisin in the Sun. Her other works include The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window and Les Blancs.  By Dale Ricardo Shields (c) All Rights Reserved …

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EUGENE LEE

                Eugene Lee    Actor ~ Director ~ Playwright   By Dale Ricardo Shields Born in his maternal grandparent’s house in North Brunswick, New Jersey at 2 in the afternoon with the help of the local midwife on July 16th, 1953.  The local midwife unwrapped the cord from around …

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