Bro. William "Count" Basie - Internationally known pianist, composer, arranger, and band leader.
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, actor
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.
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 gaurd.
Bro. Steve "Air" McNair - Outstanding quarterback with the Tennessee Titans.
Bro. Hank Aaron - Home-run King who broke Babe Ruth's record.
Bro. Shaquille O'Neal - Star center with the Los Angeles 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 - Won NBA Championships with the Detroit Pistons and the
Bro. Keith Jackson - Outstanding football player with the Miami Dolphins.
Bro. Mark Duper - Another fantastic Miami Dolphins player.
Bro. William Floyd - Fullback for the Charlotte Panthers.
Bro. Earl "The Pearl" Monroe - Former Outstanding NBA Guard.
Bro. Errict Rhett - Strong, trash talking running back with the Baltimore Ravens.
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.
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. Khalid Muhammad
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.