Nothing will motivate a man to move forward faster than knowing what's behind Him.

 1. James Varick, first A.M.E. Zion Bishop 

 2. Scientist and inventor George Washington Carver  

 3. Buddy Johnson (Woodrow Wilson Johnson), Bandleader\Pianist\composer 

 4. Dean Dixon, Classical Conductor, Fluent in Swedish, French and German, Dixon became one of Europe’s best known conductor’s after leaving the US in 1949. He conducted the Goteborg (Sweden) Symphony for 10 years before being named conductor for the Hessian Radio Symphony in Frankfurt, Germany. So great was Dixon’s ability, he led the New York Chamber Orchestra at age 25 while still a student at Julliard School of Music in New York. 

 5. Maxwell Lemuel Roach, Drummer (Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk and Dizzy Gilespie) 

 6. Frank Holomon, elected to the California Assembly from the Los Angeles area in 1972 

 7. Eddie Clearwater, Blues Artist  

 8. Willie Lee McCovey, Baseball great, joined the San Francisco Geiants in 1953 and played with the team for 14 years before moving to the San Diego Padres in 1974. He was Rookie of the Year in 1959 and led the National League in home runs in 1963, 1968 and 1969. McCovey was selected the National League’s Most Valuable Player in 1969.  

 9. George Foreman, Former Heavyweight Champion

 10. Chris Smith, Daddy Mack,  Rapp Artist (KrisKross)

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