Avery Brooks (born October 2, 1948, Evansville, Indiana) attended Indiana University and Oberlin College, and later completed his B.A., plus an M.F.A. from Rutgers University in 1976, becoming the first African American to receive a MFA in acting and directing from Rutgers. His mother, Eva Lydia Crawford Brooks was among the first African American women to earn a master's degree in music at Northwestern University.
Avery Franklin Brooks is an American actor, director, and occasional singer. He is best known for his television roles as Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as Hawk on Spenser: For Hire and its spinoff, A Man Called Hawk. 1. Avery Brooks was born in Evansville, Indiana, the son of Eva Lydia Crawford, a.. The post 8 Inspiring Facts Everyone Should Know About Actor and Director Avery Brooks appeared first on On The Black List .