|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
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.
|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).
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.
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.
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
|Bro. Earl Graves - Publisher of Black
Bro. Gillard S. Glover - President, Afro-American Life Insurance Company.
Bro. Thurman McKenzie - Co-owner of M and M Products (Sta Soft Fro).
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
|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
|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.
|Known as of 1991|
|Name of President
|Alabama State University
|Bro. Dr. Billy Black
||Albany State College
Lawrence A. Davis
|University of Arkansas
||Pine Bluff, Arkansas|
Nathaniel Pollard, Jr.
|Bowie State University
Ivory V. Nelson
|Central Washington University
Henry N. Tisdale
||Orangeburg, South Carolina|
Samuel D. Cook
||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Fort Valley State College
||Fort Valley, Georgia|
H. Patrick Swygert
|Bro. Dr. ;
James E. Lyons
|Jackson State University
Roy D. Hudson
||Salisbury, North Carolina|
|Meharry Medical College
William W. Sutton
|Mississippi Valley State University
Walter E. Massey
||Sumter, South Carolina|
Samuel D. Jolley, Jr.
|Morris Brown College
William E. Gardner
|Savannah State College
James A. Hefner
|Tennessee State University
Jesse L. Burns
|Edward Waters College
Eddie N. Moore, Jr.
|Virginia State University
|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
Bro. William Hastie - First Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
George L.P. Weaver - Former U.S. Secretary of Labor.
Bro. Vernon Jordan
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.
|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.
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.