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A few Famous Omega Men

Entertainment

Bro. Langston Hughes - The Black Poet Laureate, excelled as a poet, playwright, novelist, lyricist, and humorist.
Bro. Sterling Brown - Teacher, poet, writer, Professor Emeritus of Literature at Howard University, has a special foundation for folk culture and jazz music.
Bro. Carl Rowan - Syndicated columnist.
Bro. Joe Torry - Comedian, author, actor, producer.
Bro. William H. "Bill" Cosby - Comedian, author, actor, producer.
Bro. Roland Hayes - Internationally known tenor of the 1920s. Hayes sang in five different languages.

Athletes

Bro. Michael Jordan - Outstanding basketball player with the Chicago Bulls of the NBA.
Bro. De Hart Hubbart - A University of Michigan sprinter; was the first Black person to represent the United States in the Olympic Games (1924).
Bro. Ed "Too Tall" Jones - Outstanding player with the Dallas Cowboys football team.
Bro. Joe Black - An all-time great Brooklyn Dodger baseball pitcher. In 1952, he had the lowest earned-run average in the Major Leagues.
Bro. James Hasty - Outstanding player with the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Bro. Charlie Ward - Heisman Trophy winner and NY Knicks guard.
Bro. Steve "Air" McNair - Outstanding player with the Houston Oilers.
Bro. Hank Aaron - Home-run King who broke Babe Ruth's record.
Bro. John Salley - Player with the Chicago Bulls.
Bro. Shaquille O'Neal - Star center with the Los Angles Lakers.
Bro. Jerry Ball - Player with the Oakland Raiders.
Bro. Cedric Maxwell - Outstanding professional basketball player with the Boston Celtics and other teams.
Bro. Leroy Walker - A U.S. Olympic coach (sprinters) for many years.
Bro. John Salley - Outstanding basketball player with the Detroit Pistons.
Bro. Keith Jackson - Outstanding football player with the Miami Dolphins. 
Bro. Mark Duper - Another fantastic Miami Dolphins player.
Bro. William Floyd - Big man on the San Francisco 49ers football team.
Bro. Earl "The Pearl" Monroe

Bro. Michael Jordan

Entrepreneurs

Bro. Earl Graves - Publisher of Black Enterprise magazine.
Bro. Gillard S. Glover - President, Afro-American Life Insurance Company.
Bro. Thurman McKenzie - Co-owner of M and M Products (Sta Soft Fro).
Bro. Otis M. Smith - General Counsel, General Motors Corporation.
Bro. Nathaniel Bronner - Co-owner of Bronner Brothers Beauty Supplies.
Bro. Jesse Hill - President of Atlanta Life Insurance Company.
Bro. William Kennedy III - President of North Carolina Mutual Insurance 
                                 Company.

Civil Rights

Bro. Rev. Jesse Jackson - Former Director of Operation PUSH; Founder, Rainbow Coalition.
Bro. Grant Reynolds - Played a major role in President Truman's 1948 decision to desegregate the United States Armed Forces.
Bro. James Nabrit - Former Dean of Howard University Law School and former president of Howard University. A leader in the training of the early Civil Rights lawyers.
Bro. Wiley Branton - Attorney of the "Little Rock Nine" and former Dean of Howard University School of Law.
Bro. Roy Wilkins - Long-time Executive Director of the NAACP.
Bro. Benjamin Hooks - Succeeded Bro. Roy Wilkins as Executive Director of the NAACP, the most effective of all civil rights organizations.
Bro. Vernon Jordan - Former Executive Director of the
National Urban League.
Bro. Khalid Muhammad

Education

Bro. Dr. Carter G. Woodson - The earliest and most outspoken proponent for the study of Black History.
Bro. Benjamin E. Mays - President Emeritus of Morehouse College, writer and lecturer.
Bro. Herman Dreer - Teacher, minister, writer, and author of The History of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., 1911-1961.

Colleges & Universities

Known as of 1991
Name of President  Institution  Location 
Bro. Dr.
William Harris
Alabama State University Montgomery, Alabama
Bro. Dr. Billy Black Albany State College Albany, Georgia
Bro. Dr.
Lawrence A. Davis
University of Arkansas Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Bro. Dr.
Nathaniel Pollard, Jr.
Bowie State University Bowie, Maryland
Bro. Dr.
Ivory V. Nelson
Central Washington University Ellensburg, Washington
Bro. Dr.
Henry N. Tisdale
Claflin College Orangeburg, South Carolina
Bro. Dr.
Samuel D. Cook
Dillard University New Orleans, Louisiana
Bro. Dr.
Oscar Prater
Fort Valley State College Fort Valley, Georgia
Bro. Dr. 
William Harvey
Hampton University Hampton, Virginia
Bro. Dr. 
H. Patrick Swygert
Howard University Washington, D.C.
Bro. Dr.  ;
James E. Lyons
Jackson State University Jackson, Mississippi
Bro. Dr. 
Roy D. Hudson
Livingstone College Salisbury, North Carolina
Bro. Dr. 
David Satcher
Meharry Medical College Nashville, Tennessee
Bro. Dr. 
Albert Sloan
Miles College Birmingham, Alabama
Bro. Dr.
William W. Sutton
Mississippi Valley State University  
Bro. Dr.
Walter E. Massey
Morehouse College Atlanta, Georgia
Bro. Dr. 
Luns Richardson
Morris College Sumter, South Carolina
Bro. Dr.
Samuel D. Jolley, Jr.
Morris Brown College Atlanta, Georgia
Bro. Dr. 
David Beckley
Rust College  
Bro. Dr.
William E. Gardner
Savannah State College Savannah, Georgia
Bro. Dr.
James A. Hefner
Tennessee State University Nashville, Tennessee
Bro. Dr.
Haywood Strickland
Texas College  
Bro. Dr. 
Jesse L. Burns
Edward Waters College  
Bro. Dr.
Eddie N. Moore, Jr.
Virginia State University Petersburg, Virginia

Politics

Bro. Lawrence Douglas Wilder - Became Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1990. He also received the Bronze Star for his military heroics in the Korean War.
Bro. William Hastie - First Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Bro. George L.P. Weaver - Former U.S. Secretary of Labor.
Bro. Vernon Jordan
Bro. Robert C. Weaver - First African American to serve on the Presidential Cabinet when he became Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in 1966 under President Franklin Roosevelt.
Bro. Clifford L. Alexander, Jr. - Secretary, Department of the Army.
Bro. Rev. Jesse Jackson - Candidate for the United States Presidency in 1984 and 1988.

Sciences

Bro. Dr. Ernest Everett Just - Internationally known biologist and professor at Howard University.
Bro. Dr. Charles Drew - Perfected the use of blood plasma; Professor of Surgery at Howard University. Physics (civilian)
Bro. Percy Julian - Discovered the use of foam to extinguish fires and discovered a method of producing cortisone synthetically.
Bro. Dr. Fred Drew Gregory - Astronaut, graduate of the United States Air Force Academy (pilot).
Bro. Charles Bolden - Astronaut, graduate of the United States Naval Academy (pilot).
Bro. Lt. Colonel Guion Bluford - First African-American in Space. He boarded the Space Shuttle "Challenger" in 1983 and performed the first "spacelab mission" on the Orbiter Challenger.