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Birth Name: Jimmie Walker
Born June 25, 1947, Walker was raised in a tough South Bronx, NY neighborhood where he harbored dreams of playing professional basketball. Though he had the athletic ability, he lacked both height and girth, putting him at a serious disadvantage. Dejected, he quit high school and took a series of odd jobs around the city, including delivering groceries for $47 a week. He soon found a renewed interest in school and began attending Theodore Roosevelt High School at night to earn his degree, then later enrolling in Search for Education, Evaluation and Knowledge (SEEK), a federally funded program that served as an educational bridge between high school and college. SEEK paved the way for him to ... Continue Bio >>
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