Darold Cuba

MappingFreedom in New York

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The 1st #WikiFellow & #WikimedianInResidence at Columbia, Darold is #MappingFreedom: documenting the “freedom colonies” created along the colonial pathways as “resistance” & the original “safe spaces” from Western Colonialism, a collaboration in Oral History & the CGUI Lab, where he serves as Wikipedia Visiting Scholar, w/dual appointment at the Columbia University Libraries which incubates #OpenKnowledge wiki initiative, WikiHBCU/DIO.

A social entrepreneur, he’s also a founder of G.E.E.K., #CUSenate50, the International Association of Freedom Colonies (iAFC), #DigitizingSlavery, #GrowingUpHBCU & #HackingRacism. He’s a family rancher & serves in public affairs at the Shankleville & Baird historical societies. He’s served in development for TriBeCa Enterprises, as digital strategist & producer on the 1st ever #AnimationCelebration at Fox & on the 2011 NYS AG’s transition committee.

As a journalist/producer, he wrote the "Not Forgotten" columns on Emmett Till & Medgar Evers, was a data journalist on the 1st Trump/Clinton debate, interviewed Wu-Tang’s RZA live-scoring his favorite kung-fu film & is the film producer of the 2017 College Scholarship Program at the NYT.

At VICE he wrote “The Loud Fight Against Silicon Valley’s Quiet Racism” (a “Feature Of The Year”) & served as producer on “CMD & CTRL” at Motherboard.

As an actor, he was cast as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bajan employee Julian Carlton, who burned down Taliesin in reaction to racism (Wisconsin's largest mass murder) in Travel Channel's “Mysteries at the Monument" series.

Off-broadway credits include The Actor’s Studio’s “Two Mailers” w/Angelica Page & Vanity Fair’s Patricia Bosworth, Demetria Daniel’s “Holidays In Heaven” & Concrete Timbre’s “4 WARS.”

Past appts include project director for The MLK Program (Harvard’s W.E.B. DuBois Institute), Penn’s OST Resource Center & in Press, Policy & Research for PA Gov Ed Rendell's 2006 re-election campaign.

  • Work
    • @MappingFreedom
  • Education
    • Columbia University
    • Temple University