Detroit is filled with wonderful and soulful people, proud of their city, with a fighting spirit to not only survive but rise to their true potential and that of the city. Among those featured here are old friends, classmates, family members, students, teachers and alumni of Mumford High, folks who had the good taste to see my musical, The Color Purple, at the Fox Theatre as well as unbelievably friendly people I met on the street. These folks are a large part of why my week in Detroit was one of the best of my life.