About the Foundation: Board

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Gregory J. Reed, Esq.

An attorney for over two decades and author of 12 books, Gregory J. Reed has made his mark in the legal arena by being a trailblazer and a relentless advocate for entertainers, athletes, individuals and his country. As the founder of the Hip Hop/Entertainment Clinic and co-founder of BESLA, an international sports/entertainment organization, Reed serves as a consultant and an expert witness for various attorneys, promoters and businesses. Reed received national recognition in the New York Times and Time Magazine for preserving the legacy of Alex Haley and Malcolm X by acquiring the original manuscript of “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” along with three unpublished chapters from the estate of author Alex Haley.

Damon Williams
Board Chairman

Terry Stewart
Board Vice Chairman

Jeff Harleston
Treasurer

Kenneth Gamble
Secretary

Glen Barros
Jerry Blavat
Del Bryant
Charles Feldman
Iris Gordy
Brian Hall
Zach Horowitz
Octavius “Ted” Reid III
Bruce Resnikoff
Dr. Joseph Roberts
Claudette Robinson
Paul Shaffer
William Smith
Mike Stoller

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Marc Byers
Chuck D
Jim Fifield
Harvey Fuqua
Shawn Gee
Richard Hunt
Chuck Jackson
Jason King, Ph.D.
Mathew Knowles
Jerry Leiber
David Nathan
Bonnie Raitt
Gregory J. Reed, Esq.
Hon. Blondell Reynolds Brown
Judy Tint, Esq.
Jeanie Weems
Louise West

CHAIRMEN EMERITUS

Jerry Butler
Kendall Minter, Esq.

DIRECTOR EMERITUS

Frances Preston

FOUNDING DIRECTOR EMERITUS

Howell E. Begle, Esq.

IN MEMORIAM

Ed Bradley
Ruth Brown
Ahmet Ertegun
Gerald Levert
Teddy Pendergrass