Willie H. DeGraffenreid is a native of Maryland. He was
born and raised in the City of Baltimore where he received a high school diploma His early Christian education was taught
to him by his parents and later by the Pennsylvania Ave. A.M.E. Zion Church and the mid week Sharp Street
Bible School. Willie is a retired music educator from the Baltimore City Public School System. He has been a member
of Unity since 1993.
Currently, DeGraffenreid serves as President
of the Unity Board of Trustees.
He is also one of the founding members of Kappa kappa Psi (music)
Fraternity on Morgan State University's campus His avocations are collecting music and sound recordings,
photography and writing.