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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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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 his neck and started him on his way.  …

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson

  RUBEN  SANTIAGO-HUDSON   by Dale Ricardo Shields     Actor ~ Director ~ Producer HONORS 1996, Tony Award for performance in Seven Guitars 2006, Humanitas Award for writing, for HBO film adaptation of his play Lackawanna Blues. 2009, NAACP Lifetime Achievement Theatre Award at the Los Angeles NAACP Theatre Awards   Stray the path… …

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