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Avery Franklin Brooks (born October 2, 1948 in Evansville, Indiana) is an American actor. Download high resolution version (589x718, 81 KB)Captain Benjamin Sisko This work is copyrighted. ... Download high resolution version (589x718, 81 KB)Captain Benjamin Sisko This work is copyrighted. ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1948 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... For other places named Evansville see Evansville (disambiguation). ... Jump to: navigation, search Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...


He was educated at Oberlin College and Indiana University, earning degrees at both schools. Later he attended Rutgers University where he graduated MFA in acting and directing, becoming the first African-American to achieve this degree. In 1972 he became tenured professor at the Mason Gross School of the Arts. In 1993 he was named Artistic Director for the National Black Arts Festival, in association with Rutgers University. The same year he was also inducted into the Rutgers University Hall of Distinguished Alumni. Jump to: navigation, search Students passing through the Oberlin Memorial Arch in front of Peters Hall on the Oberlin College campus Oberlin College is a small liberal arts college in Oberlin, Ohio. ... Jump to: navigation, search Indiana University Bloomington is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... Jump to: navigation, search Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is the largest institution for higher education in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Alternate uses: see MFA (disambiguation) Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a graduate degree in an area of applied or performing arts typically requiring two to three years of study beyond the Bachelors level. ... Jump to: navigation, search An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black), is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Jump to: navigation, search 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Jump to: navigation, search Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is the largest institution for higher education in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...


Avery Brooks was born to a musically-talented family. His maternal grandfather Samuel Travis Crawford toured with the country singing group Delta Rhythm Boys during the 1930s. His mother has a degree in music from Northwestern University. Avery has played jazz piano and performed baritone during his stage career, including the lead in the opera "X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X". Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1930s were described as an an abrupt shift to more radical lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the global depression. ... Jump to: navigation, search Northwestern University has its main campus in Evanston, Illinois, on a 240-acre (970,000 m²) parcel along the shore of Lake Michigan. ... Jazz is a musical art form characterized by blue notes, syncopation, swing, call and response, polyrhythms, and improvisation. ... Jump to: navigation, search The foyer of Charles Garniers Opéra, Paris, opened 1875 Opera refers to an European art form consisting of a dramatic stage performance set to music. ...


He has made movie and television appearances since the 1980s, including Uncle Tom's Cabin, American History X, A Man Called Hawk, and Spenser: For Hire where he played the character Hawk. He spent ten years performing an acclaimed role of Phillip Hayes Dean in the play Paul Robeson, including performances at the Westwood Playhouse and the Kennedy Center. He is known for his dedication to African-American issues and is also Associate Professor in Theater Arts at Rutgers University. He has also hosted several documentaries and served as narrator in such features as the IMAX film "Africa's Elephant Kingdom". Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Jump to: navigation, search Uncle Toms Cabin is a novel by American abolitionist author Harriet Beecher Stowe which treats slavery as a central theme. ... Jump to: navigation, search American History X is a 1998 film directed by Tony Kaye and written by David McKenna. ... A Man Called Hawk was a primetime television series that ran on the ABC television network between January 1989 and May 1989. ... Spenser: For Hire is a mystery, P.I. television series based on Robert B. Parkers Spenser novels. ... USPS Black Heritage stamp Paul LeRoy Bustill Robeson (April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976) was an American actor, athlete, singer, writer, and political and civil rights activist. ... The Kennedy Center as seen from the Potomac River. ... Jump to: navigation, search An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black), is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Jump to: navigation, search Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is the largest institution for higher education in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... An IMAX dome in Guayaquil, Ecuador IMAX (for Image Maximum) is a film projection system that has the capacity to display images of far greater size and resolution than conventional film display systems. ...


Brooks is perhaps best known for the leading role of Benjamin Sisko on the science-fiction television series Star Trek:Deep Space Nine. He directed many episodes of the series, including "Far Beyond the Stars", held by many to be one of Star Trek's best episodes. Benjamin Lafayette Sisko (Born 2332, New Orleans, Louisiana) is a character in the fictional Star Trek universe, the star of the Star Trek spinoff series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. ... Jump to: navigation, search A collection of well-known science-fiction novels and magazines Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology upon society and persons as individuals. ... Space station Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (ST:DS9 or STDS9 or DS9 for short) is a science fiction television series produced by Paramount and set in the Star Trek universe. ... http://www. ...


Selected Filmography

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Avery Brooks Photos - Avery Brooks News - Avery Brooks Information (619 words)
Born and raised in Indiana, Brooks attended Oberlin College, Indiana University and, later on, Rutgers University, where he was the first fl MFA graduate in acting and directing.
Avery was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theater in April, 1994.
Avery (On his reasons for taking a role in Star Trek): One of the reasons that I accepted, once asked to do Star Trek, was to give a single child a chance to see the long thought, to see themselves some 400 years hence.
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Following school, Brooks began working in theatre, landing numerous roles including the starring role in Othello, Tesus and Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Malcom X in The Life and Times of Malcolm X, and a number of other roles in such plays as The Offering, The Talented Teeth, Fences, Pantomime and Boogie Woogie Landscapes.
The educational circle had not forgotten Brooks, for in 1994 he was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theater.
Brooks married in 1976 and with his wife Vicki, has three children, a daughter, Ayana, and two sons, Asante and Cabral.
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