One half of hip-hop duo Kriss Kross
Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly One half of hip-hop duo Kriss Kross
Martial artist and actor
Jim Kelly Martial artist and actor
George Duke  Jazz/Fusion legend
George Duke Jazz/Fusion legend
Nelson Mandela Activist revolutionary and former president of South Africa
Nelson Mandela Activist revolutionary and former president of South Africa
Richie Havens  Folk singer and opening act at Woodstock
Richie Havens Folk singer and opening act at Woodstock

Cordell "Boogie" Mosson Bass player for Parliament/Funkadelic
Cordell “Boogie” Mosson Bass player for Parliament/Funkadelic

 Donald Byrd Jazz/R&B legend and jazz educator

Donald Byrd Jazz/R&B legend and jazz educator

 Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner Vocalist, guitarist, writer and producer for The Ohio Players
Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner
Vocalist, guitarist, writer and producer for The Ohio Players
Bobby "Blue" Bland  Modern blues singer
Bobby “Blue” Bland
Modern blues singer
Albert Murray Jazz critic and author
Albert Murray Jazz critic and author
Yusef Lateef Jazz musician
Yusef Lateef Jazz musician
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