The USC Black Alumni Association presents various events that provide an opportunity for African American Alumni to mix with and mentor USC undergrads. Lura Ball, Director of Black Alumni Programs, is one of the hardest working sistas that I know.
I had the opportunity many years ago to photograph a BAA event with BAA Founder, Rev. Thomas Kilgore, Jr. and TransAfrica's Randall Robinson.
I knew Dr. Kilgore personally because he shared a relationship with my grandfather, Rev. James E. Evans. Dr. Kilgore was the pastor at Second Baptist Church and my grandfather was the pastor at Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church a few miles away. Dr. Kilgore was truly a public servant. I had no idea way back then that I would be working with an organization like the BAA and have the opportunity to document the journey.
The late comedienne, Robin Harris said it best, "Small World!"