Darold Cuba

MappingFreedom in New York

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The Ivy League’s 1st Wikipedia Fellow & university Wikimedian-In-Residence, Cuba is #MappingFreedom: documenting the “freedom colonies” founded as resistance & safe spaces from Western Colonialism, a collaboration in Oral History & the CGUI Lab, serving as Wikipedia Visiting Scholar w/dual appt at the CU Libraries, incubating #OpenKnowledge wiki initiatives WikiHMCi & WikiHBCU/DIO.

A social entrepreneur, he’s a founder of G.E.E.K., #CUSenate50, the International Association of Freedom Colonies (iAFC), #DigitizingSlavery, #GrowingUpHBCU & #HackingRacism. A family rancher, he serves in public affairs at the Shankleville & Baird historical societies. He’s served in dev 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.

An actor, he's appeared as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bajan employee Julian Carlton in WI's largest mass murder for Travel Channel's “Mysteries at the Monument." Other credits include The Actors Studio’s “Two Mailers” w/Angelica Page & Vanity Fair’s Patricia Bosworth...

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