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I am GRATEful for the tremendous impact that you have made in my life.

Lanette Costas, Carolyn Stampley, Nathaniel Stampley Sr., Beatrice Reynolds, Vernon

Reynolds, Luetilda Stampley, James Stampley, Catherine Stampley, Betrice Lowe, Anitra

Stampley, Malkia Stampley-Johnson, Kushan Stampley, Marcus Garvey, Tejumola Ologbani,

Micah Stampley, Hester Besteda, Cheikh Amadou Bamba, Mimmi Fulmer, Randal Swiggum,

Robert Fountain, Paul Spencer Adkins, Karlos Moser, Sam Jones, Zakiyah Courtney, Tony

Courtney, Darrell Hines, Mark Harris, Benjamin Love, Devon Hines, Phebe Hines, Valerie

Daniels Carter, William Fowlkes, Catherine Fowlkes, Ella Washington, Penny Templeton, Fred

White, Tony Neal, Jamie Schmidt, Gabrielyn Watson, Eileen Boevers, Tom Murray, Gary

Griffin, LaChanze, Alton Fitzgerald White, Norm Lewis, Antony Lyn, Willie Hines Sr., Corena

Hines, William Warfield, Robert McFerrin, Kathy Conrad Riebau, Eileen Boevers, Corey Barnes,

Chike Johnson, Thomas Allen, Simon Estes, Donny Hathaway, Johnny Hartman, Brian Stokes

Mitchell, Audra McDonald, Wallace Cheatham, Alecia Howard, Abdul Hamid Royal, Leontyne

Price, Kathleen Battle, Alice Walker, Linda Twine, John Raitt, Robert Merrill, Donnie Ray

Albert, Todd Duncan, Jerry Muhammad, Fred Hammond, Edwin Hawkins, Walter Hawkins,

James Baldwin, Walter Mosley, Mamadou Sow, Samuel E. Wright, C.H. Mason, Howard

Thurman, Lee Hunt, Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, Donald Sims, Nealie Sims, James Cameron,

Kingsley Leggs, Jeffrey McAllister Jr., Karen Vernell Williams, Charles Holly, Candace

McDowell, Phylicia Rashad, August Wilson, Demonte Posey, George Shirley, Shirley Verrett,

Grace Bumbry, Ernest Lacy, Marchellius Fowlkes, William Fowlkes III, Charlie Wilson, Andrae

Crouch, Darius Brooks, Carliss Moody, James Cleveland, Mattie Moss Clark, Michael Jackson,

Aretha Franklin, Marvin Winans, Lelund Durond Thompson, Cynthia Stephens.

“I am because we are, since we are therefore I am.” –John S. Mbiti

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