“Marguerite Poindexter Lamotte. Former principal of Washington High School and member of the Los Angeles Board of Education. She … showed that all children can learn.”
“When I was in junior high school, Brenda Bright was an instrumental teacher. She … inspired me to be a part of active engagement and leadership roles.”
“Sherri Shepard. I was being my normal silly self and she discovered me. I became a comedian at 52. It’s never too late.”
At 89, my mother, Clara Cheltenham, was still traveling internationally and on the board of the Delta Sigma Beta’s Foundation. She stayed active as long as she possibly could.”
Compiled by Cynthia Gibson in Baldwin Hills.