The Arts

  • Bro. William "Count" Basie - Internationally known pianist, composer, arranger, and band leader.
  • 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
  • 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 - Former Outstanding basketball player with the Chicago Bulls of the NBA.
  • Bro. Jamal Anderson - Outstanding running back for the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL.
  • 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 - Former NFL 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. Charlie Ward - Heisman Trohy winner and NY Knicks guard.
  • Bro. Steve "Air" McNair - Outstanding football player with the Tennessee Titans of the NFL.
  • Bro. Hank Aaron - Home-run King who broke Babe Ruth's record.
  • Bro. John Salley - Former NBA Player with the Chicago Bulls.
  • Bro. Shaquille O'Neal - Star center with the L.A. Lakers of the NBA.
  • Bro. Kevin Hardy - Star linebacker for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL.
  • Bro. Errict Rhett - Star running-back for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL.
  • Bro. Jerry Ball - Player with the Minn. Vikings of the NFL.
  • 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. Keith Jackson - Outstanding football player with the Miami Dolphins.
  • Bro. Mark Duper - Former fantastic Miami Dolphins player.
  • Bro. William Floyd - Outstanding football player with the Carolina Panthers of the NFL.
  • Bro. Earl "The Pearl" Monroe


  • 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


    • 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.


    • 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.


    • 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.
    • 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. Dr. Ronald E. McNair - Astronaut, graduate of M.I.T., Ph.D. in Physics(civilian).
    • 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.











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