Loretta A. Ragsdell asks:

Lilly Rollons

“W.E.B. DuBois. I would like to speak to him about his accomplishments. How did he get to where he got, who influenced him, and how many children did he have?”

Jack Dixon

“Dr. Martin Luther King because he brought blacks together and gave us spirit and the nerve to keep moving forward. We would talk about how we’ve come a long ways, [too far] to turn back.”

Mildred Dixon

“Oprah Winfrey. I would like to meet her because she appears to be a very good girlfriend. I feel like sometimes I need a good girlfriend to tell my problems to and help to solve them, and she looks and acts like she can help me out.”

Latrice Baggett

“George Washington Carver. I would ask him how he was able to overcome the adversities he had to deal with. He had everybody against him, but he was able to get it done, so I would just ask him how he was able to do it.”

Javious White

“Martin Luther King Jr. because he helped black people. He was a civil rights leader, and he died for us. He was a great speechmaker. I would like to be like Dr. King and help a lot of people.”

Michael Baggett

“I would like to have met Dr. Percy L. Julian simply because he’s an inspiration in terms of medical research. I know that he was the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry. He was also an innovator and helped out with fundraising for the NAACP. He was a great all-around inspiration to give African Americans an idea as to what we could be.”