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PHOTO 9 -- A procession moves up New York's Broadway, Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, for Saturday's burial of the remains of slaves and free blacks at the African Burial Ground, an 18th-century cemetery rediscovered in 1991 during excavation for a new federal office building and later set aside as a national historic site. Among the eight Ladies in White escorting the carriage was TWAS Team members Roz D. Fox, Flora Gillard, JoVon Seymore; [top row - 2nd, 3rd, 4th lady] and TWAS’ Founder Debra Ann Byrd [bottom row- 3rd from the front] [AP Photo/John Marshall Mantel] October 3, 2003

PHOTO 10 -- Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, Founder & CEO of The National Black Theatre pays tribute to the ancestors during the 2006 TAKE WING AND SOAR SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS [Photo: Hubert Williams]

PHOTO 11 -- Julius Hollingsworth as Leader of the Conspirators in TWAS’ mainstage production of THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH [Photo: Hubert Williams]

PHOTO 12 -- David Ellner as Louis LaFarge in TWAS’ mainstage production of THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH [Photo: Hubert Williams]

PHOTO 13 -- Mary E. Hodges and William Demerit performing a scene from Shakespeare’s The Taming Of The Shrew at the 2006 TAKE WING AND SOAR SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS [Photo: Hubert Williams]

PHOTO 14 -- Associate Producer / Producer Jackie Jeffries during a reception for Take Wing And Soar Productions.  [Photo: TWAS Inc. Archives]

PHOTO 15 -- Actresses Kim Weston-Moran as Faustina and Joyce Sylvester as Persis in the Take Wing And Soar Classical Lab Reading of PECONG [Photo: Hubert Williams]

PHOTO 16 -- Tony Award winning actress Lillias White as Granny Root and Debra Ann Byrd as her grand-daughter Mediyah in the Take Wing And Soar Classical Lab Reading of PECONG [Photo: Hubert Williams]

PHOTO 17-- Debra Ann Byrd as Mediyah in Act II of Steve Carter’s PECONG [Photo: Hubert Williams]

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PHOTO 1a & -- Most Current Take Wing And Soar Productions
 
PHOTO 2 -- Timothy D. Stickney in the title role of Hamlet in TWAS’ mainstage production of HAMLET [Photo: Joe Marzulo/Retna Ltd.]
 
PHOTO 3 -- Woodie King, Jr., Dick Cavett, Earle Hyman and Voza Rivers at the 2006 TAKE WING AND SOAR SPIRIT OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS [Photo: Hubert Williams ]
 
PHOTO 4 -- Actors Michael Chenevert and Roz Davis in TWAS’ mainstage production of THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH [Photo: Hubert Williams]
 
PHOTO 5 -- Debra Ann Byrd and TWAS’ littlest fan after a production of RICHARD III. [Photo: TWAS Inc. Archives]
 
PHOTO 6 -- The Royal Family of Richard III, Bryan Webster, Debra Ann Byrd, Joshua Glenn, Dennis J. Burke, Timothy D. Stickney and Mark Sage Hamilton pose for a photo op backstage during TWAS’ mainstage production of RICHARD III [Photo: TWAS Inc. Archives]
 
PHOTO 7 -- Backstage Fun .. ‘gimme a kiss’ - Debra Ann Byrd and Fellow Marymount Manhattan Alum Antonio Edwards Suarez backstage on opening night of TWAS’ mainstage production of RICHARD III. [Photo: TWAS Inc. Archives]
 
PHOTO 8 -- Coffins containing the remains of some 419 free and enslaved African-Americans arrive Friday at the African Burial Ground Memorial Site in Lower Manhattan. [Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images] October 3, 2003

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