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Reyno

  REYNO by Dale Ricardo Shields   REYNO CRAYTON ┬áHis early death has left a hole in the New York’s Black Theatre community heart. “I miss you, Ole Friend.” Born 8/26/52 (Cleveland, Ohio) Death 6/27/90 (Cleveland, Ohio) An alumnus of Karamu House and Cleveland, Ohio native, Reyno Crayton was the founding member and Artistic Director …

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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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