Donny Hathaway

Donny Hathaway

Donny Hathaway Born October 1, 1945 in Chicago, IL he was raised by his grandmother Martha Pitts in the Carr Square housing projects of St. Louis. Donny began singing in church. He went on to study music on a fine arts scholarship at Howard University in 1963, were he...
Kalief Browder

Kalief Browder

Kalief was sent to Rikers Island at the age of sixteen. He was accused of stealing a backpack and served three years before he seen trial, two of those years were solitary confinement. Never found guilty of this crime, Kalief could not post the $10,000 bail that was...
Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz Swartz was born in Highland Park, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), the eldest son of Jewish parents Susan and Robert Swartz.  His father had founded the software firm Mark Williams Company. Swartz immersed himself in the study of computers, programming,...