William Campbell III

“I like a lot of dusties from the ’60s and ’70s. My favorite is Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder; I would put Stevie as number one. Back in the day my father introduced me to Harry Belafonte and Sammy Davis Jr., and I wished that I had one quarter of the talent that Sammy Davis did. When I looked at Michael Jackson, that is who I see: Sammy Davis reincarnated.”

Morris Smith

“I love jazz music, all types of jazz music; everything from Earl Klugh, the old time jazz and some of the new up-and-coming artists, like Wayman Tisdale.”

Allison Bridges, 7

“I want to say my favorite person is Michael Jackson.”

Tiffany Woods

“Even though I’m 25-a young bird-I prefer old-school. My family raised me on it. I cannot go anywhere without my old-school collections, because even though I am young I still feel the music of yesteryear tell stories and I love it. Some of my favorite artists are Frankie Beverly & Maze, Sam Cooke, The Impressions, The O’Jays, Jerry Butler, Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye, to name a few.”

Johnnie McGowan

“I like R&B, a little classical and also some rap. Some of my favorites are Jaheim, Biggie Smalls and Coldplay.”

Richard James

“I like R&B, rap, a little jazz; and artists would be Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and old-school like Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendergrass and Luther Vandross.”

Thurgood Marshall:

“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.”