Diamonds in the Rough...was founded in 2002 by Min. Che'ri L. Humphrey, M.Ed., President of the organization. Min. C. Humphrey birthed the vision God had given her for DITR...in December 2001. The 1st event given at Union Baptist Church, in Stamford, CT. was a play called, "Blind Ole' Lady Wit'ah Cane!" written, directed, and starred in by Min. C. Humphrey and an all cast of youth which was cited in the Stamford Advocate for its accomplishment, Sept. 2002.
Min. CL Humphrey has been spreading the Good News since 2002, and using DITR as a vehicle to do so in the area of arts, media, youth programs and women's outreach to provide a holistic experience (mind, body, & soul).