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. Joe Torry - Comedian.
Bro. William H. 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
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. Charlie Ward - Heisman Trophy winner and NY Knicks guard.
Bro. Steve "Air" McNair - Outstanding player with the Houston
Bro. John Salley - Renowned NBA Player currently a well-known
tv sports commentator.
Bro. Shaquille O'Neal - Star center with the LA 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
Bro. Keith Jackson - Outstanding football player with the Miami
Bro. Mark Duper - Another fantastic Miami Dolphins player.
Bro. William Floyd - Big man on the San Francisco 49ers football
Bro. Earl "The Pearl" Monroe
Bro. Earl Graves - Publisher of Black Enterprise
Bro. Gillard S. Glover - President, Afro-American Life Insurance
Bro. Thurman McKenzie - Co-owner of M and M Products (Sta Soft
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
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.
Bro. Vernon Jordan - Former Executive Director of the National
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 - Former 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
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).