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1. Biography - Shadrack Boakye - Speaker - Actor - Director - Performer - Public


Shadrack Boakye: 
Speaker. Director. Actor

Speaker, director, and actor, he arrived in the United States as a refugee of war, bringing with him a profound narrative shaped by resilience and hope. His journey is intricately woven into his artistic endeavors, where he strives to evoke a profound sense of belonging and connection among those he collaborates with. Through his work, he endeavors to ignite a transformative experience that resonates deeply within the hearts and minds of his audience, fostering empathy and understanding across cultural and personal boundaries.

Earning multiple national awards:  a signed boxing glove accompanied by a personal letter from the heavyweight boxing icon Muhammad Ali and winning two Gold medals on the NAACP-ACT-SO playwright and performance competitions which were judged by a distinguished Harvard graduate and a Columbia University Professor.  His acting credits include a role in Spike Lee’s You Gotta Have It Netflix Series.

Shadrack Boakye was born in Liberia, Africa, amidst the tumultuous throes of a devastating civil war that claimed the lives of over 200,000 citizens in the early 1990s. Growing up in such harrowing circumstances shaped Shadrack's resilience from a young age. Alongside his mother, he navigated through the chaos and danger, becoming one of the fortunate few to escape the war-stricken country's ravages. Fleeing with little more than hope and determination, their journey was fraught with peril, yet they held onto a belief in a brighter future beyond the conflict-ridden horizon.

When not performing or writing, Shadrack is an official Motivational Speaker for HMH and Scholastic, Inc. His audiences include Educators, School District Administrators,  middle and high school students. Scholastic has published a book about his story called "Unstoppable" for System 44 students all over the country.  He has been a panelist on NBC’s Education Nation with Anne Curry to discuss what he thinks needs to be done to ensure that every student receives a world-class education.

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