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Todd Steven Burroughs

minister and former mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Goode is best remembered for authorizing the 1985 dropping of a bomb on the headquarters of the MOVE organization.

Willie Wilson Goode was born to southern sharecroppers outside Seaboard, North Carolina. He graduated from Morgan State University in 1961, one year after he married Velma Williams. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1963, he earned his master's degree in public administration at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School in 1968.

Goode first made his mark on Philadelphia in 1969 by serving as executive director of the Philadelphia Council for Community Advancement. The Pennsylvania governor Milton J. Shapp appointed him the head of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Goode's work as managing director of the city of Philadelphia from 1980 to 1983 made him popular among the city s elite That and Goode s cordial disposition ...


Rachelle Gold

civil rights activist, politician, and ambassador. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Andrew Jackson Young Jr. was the son of Andrew Jackson Young Sr., a dentist, and Daisy Fuller Young, a schoolteacher. With his younger brother Walter, Andrew and his parents lived in an upper-middle-class neighborhood with white families. In the fifth grade Young's civics teacher took the class to observe Thurgood Marshall arguing a legal case, and this experience inspired Young. He graduated early from a private high school in 1947. He entered Howard University that same year, participating on both the track and the swimming teams and planning to become a dentist. In 1951 he earned his biology degree from Howard.

That summer after graduating, Young felt called to become a preacher instead of a dentist. So he entered divinity school at Hartford Seminary in Connecticut. Receiving his bachelor of divinity degree in 1955 ...