IN MEMORANDUM 2018

Philip Jackson, activist,  founder Black Star ProjectNancy Wilson, singer and entertainer
Roy Hargrove, jazz trumpeter
Willie McCovey, Hall of Fame baseball player
Willie McRae, famed golf caddy
Ntozake Shange, author of “For Colored Girls…”
Audrey Wells, screenwriter 
Otis Rush, blues singer
Arthur Mitchell, dancer
Thad Mumford, writer and producer
Randy Weston, pianist
Kofi Annan, diplomat and UN secretary general
Aretha Franklin, singer
Elbert Howard, co-founder Black Panther party
Joe Jackson, Michael’s dadRachelle Jones, veteran college basketball referee
Dorothy Cotton, civil rights leader w/MLK
Hugh Dane, actor
Eddy Clearwater, blues guitarist
Dovie Johnson Roundtree, civil rights lawyer
Reggie Lucas, guitarist and music producer
John Starks, James Brown’s drummer
James H Cone, theologian
Hal Greer, leading scorer for Philadelphia 76ers
Yvonne Staples, Staple singer
Cecil Taylor, jazz pianist
Winnie Mandela, anti-apartheid activist
Linda Brown, plaintiff in Brown v Board of Education
DuShon Monique Brown, actor
Les Payne, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and founder of NABJ
Millie Dunn Veasey, member of Women’s Army Corps 
Ed Charles, Mets player
Craig Mack, rapper
Peggy Cooper Cafritz, patron of black artists
Howard McCurdy, New Democrat MP (Canada) and civil rights activist
Lerone Bennett Jr, historian and journalist
Dennis Edwards, original Temptation
Oscar Gamble, MLB outfielder
Hugh Masekela, trumpeter
Wyatt Tee Walker, civil rights leader
Jo Jo White, Boston Celtic
Edwin Hawkins, gospel singer “Oh Happy Day”
Recy Taylor, civil rights activist
Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, activist
Isaac Newton Farris Sr, brother-in-law of MLK
Amanda Davis, news anchor
Vanessa Green, TV producer
Simeon Booker,  journalist, author, 1st black reporter at Washington Post
Joseph White, black psychologist, professor UC Irvine
Pete Moore, original Miracle and songwriter
Della Reese, singer, actor
Earle Hyman, actor