This project was the result of an enormous collaborative effort. In addition to everyone named in the introductory pages and in many of the biographies, we’d also like to gratefully acknowledge the support, counsel, and connections we received from the following people and entities:

Mayor London Breed, Mayor Willie L. Brown Jr. and the Willie L. Brown Jr. Institute on Politics and Public Service, Vallie Brown, Belva Davis, Sherri Young, Adrian Owens, Rebecca Morrow King, David S. Johnson, Wendy Nelder, Dr. Joe Marshall, Charles Austin, Rev. Dr. Amos C. Brown, Rev. Arnold Townsend, Devi Zinzuvadia, Claude T. Everhart, Rudy Smith, Susan Brissenden-Smith, Marcus Sanders, Karen Bell Francois, Ginger Smyly, Naomi Kelly, Marci Eppinger, Rodney Chin, Lee Housekeeper, University of California at Berkeley Bancroft Library, Online Archive of California, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Human Rights Commission, Vanessa Erlichson (Polaris Images), Joaquin Cabello, Laura Luster, Thomas Robert Simpson, Amelia Ashley-Ward, Shawna Sherman, San Francisco Fire Department, San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco Mayor’s Office, San Francisco Unified School District, YMCA, YWCA, Ebony Magazine, University of Rochester, Mark Buell, LA Jones Media, Legal Pad, San Francisco Bay View, The Sun-Reporter, SF Gate, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Call, SF Progress, Beyond Chron, San Francisco Christian Center, American Civil Liberties Union, The New Bayview, Musicians Local No. 6, Local 261, Lori Norr, James Barrios (BR Printers), Rev. James McCray Jr., Helen Stratten, Scarlet Gordon, Burl Toler, Jr., Anna Simon, Timothy Simon, Dr. Shirley Thornton, KQED, KPOO, KALW, Equal Justice Society, Glide Memorial Church, Providence Baptist Church, Third Baptist Church of San Francisco, True Hope Church of God in Christ, Ingleside Presbyterian Church, Red Carpet Bay Area, Amy Whitcomb, David Carrington Miree, My Brother’s and Sister’s Keeper San Francisco (MBSK), Citizen Film, Marisa Williams, Danielle Banks, Derick Brown, Sam Jordan’s Bar and Grill, Rahman Jamaal

At the University of San Francisco we are grateful for assistance and support from:

Donald E. Heller, Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., Marcelo Camperi, Mary Wardell Ghirarduzzi, Pamela Balls Organista, Eileen Fung, Jeffery Paris, James Lance Taylor, Alan Ziajka, Torry Brouillard-Bruce, Kara Knafelc, Tyrone Cannon, Candice Harrison, Ted Matula, Cathy Gabor, Sage Stefanick, Gina Murrell, Megan Danielson, Glori Simmons, Shawn Calhoon, Kathleen Coll, Hwaji Shin, Joshua Gamson, Jacquelyn Brown, Genevieve Chan, Yesame Kinfe, Deja Gill, Beth Gonzales, Amy Joseph, Sarah Rewers, Tyler Murphy, Arvin Temkar, Cedric White, Cathrin Jacob, Sophia Passin, Natalia Rocco, University of San Francisco Faculty Development Fund, Student Housing and Residential Education, Steering Committee of the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good

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