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Avery Brooks 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. 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.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". His television work includes the popular 1980s television series Spenser: For Hire where he played the character Hawk. In 1989, Brooks received his own, short-lived spinoff series, A Man Called Hawk. He has also appeared in an adaptation of Uncle Tom's Cabin and American History X.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.Recently, Trekweb and TrekToday announced that Avery Brooks would take a role in the upcoming movie Rambo IV: In the Serpent's Eye (2007).In August 2006, it was revealed that Brooks will voice Captain Sisko in the upcoming PC and Xbox 360 computer game Star Trek: Legacy with his fellow Star Trek "Captains" William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew and Scott Bakula.
There was a moment, when I used to blame everything and everyone for all the pain and suffering and vile things that happened to me, that I saw happen to my people. Used to blame everybody. Blamed white people, blamed society, blamed God. I didn't get no answers 'cause I was asking the wrong questions. You have to ask the right questions.