W.E.B. DuBois,*
Social Activist, Leader

Martin Luther King, Jr.*
Civil Rights Leader
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Lester Granger, Executive Director
National Urban League +

Dick Gregory

Charles Hamilton Houston*
NAACP Legal Council

Hugh B. Price, Executive Director
National Urban League

Paul Robeson,*
Actor, Athlete, Activist

Whitney M. Young, Jr.*
Executive Director
National Urban League

Education / Scholarship

Calvin Burnett, President
Coppin State University

James Costen
Interdenominational Theological Center

Julius L. Chambers, Chancellor
North Carolina Central University

Thomas W. Cole, Jr., President
Clark-Atlanta University

Thomas W. Cole, Sr., President
Wiley College +

James Douglas, President
Texas Southern University

Norman Francis, President
Xavier University

John Hope Franklin
Author, Historian

Cornelius Henderson, President
Gammon Theological Seminary

Ernest Halloway, President
Langston University

Frederick Humphries, President
Florida A&M University

Thomas F. Law, President
St. Paulís College

Banjamin Payton, President
Tuskegee University

Henry Ponder, President
Fisk University

Earl Richardson, President
Morgan State University

Walter Washington, President
Alcorn State University +

Charles H. Wesley, + Historian
President, Central Ohio State College


O. Rudloph Aggrey
U.S. Ambassador to Romania +

Edward W. Brooke, U.S. Senator
Massachusetts +

Lee P. Brown, Director Office of National
Drug Control Policy/War on Drugs Program +

U.W. Clemon, Federal Judge
U.S. District Court

William Coleman
U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Ronald V. Dellums, California, 9th District
U.S. House of Representatives

Julian C. Dixon, California, 32nd District
U.S. House of Representatives

Harold Ford, Tennessee, 9th District
U.S. House of Representatives

William H. Gray, III
Former Congressman, Pennsylvania
U.S. House of Representatives +
President and CEO, United Negro College Fund, Inc.

Earl Hilliard, Alabama, 7th District
U.S. House of Representatives

James A. Joseph
U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa

Thurgood Marshall*
U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Ralph Metcalfe, Illinois*
U.S. House of Representatives

Samuel Pierce
U.S. Secretary of HUD +

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.*
U.S. Representative, New York

Charles Rangel, New York, 15th District
U.S. House of Representatives

Robert C. Scott, Virginia, 3rd District
U.S. House of Representatives

Bennett Stewart, Illinois
U.S. House of Representatives

Andrew Young, U.N. Ambassador +
U.S. House of Representatives, Georgia +
Mayor of Atlanta +


Dennis Archer, Mayor
Detroit, Michigan

Richard Arrington, Mayor
Birmingham, Alabama

Thomas V. Barnes, Mayor
Gary, Indiana +

Marion Barrry, Mayor
Washington, D.C.

Willie Brown, Mayor
San Francisco, California

Emanuel Clever, Mayor
Kansas City, Missouri

Charles H. Davenport*
First African American Chief of Police
Vicksburg, Mississippi

David Dinkins, Mayor
New York, New York +

Maynard Jackson, Mayor
Atlanta, Georgia +

Sidney A. Jones*, Municipal Court Judge
Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois

Ernest M. Morial, first African American Mayor
New Orleans, Louisiana +

Marc H. Morial, Mayor
New Orleans, Louisiana

Charles Price, Circuit Court judge
Montgomery County, Maryland

Norman Rice, Mayor
Seattle, Washington

Eugene Sawyer, Mayor
Chicago, Illinois +


Henry Brown, Vice President
Marketing Affairs and Development
Anheuser-Busch +

Thomas J. Burreil, CEO
Burreil Advertising

W. Melvin Brown, CEO
American Development Corporation

Eugene Jackson, CEO
World African Network

Charles James, III, CEO
James Produce

Nathaniel Goldston, CEO and Founder
Gourmet Services, Inc.

Delano Lewis, President
National Public Radio

Henry Parks,* Founder
Parks Sausage, Inc.

Joshua Smith, CEO
Maxima Corporation


Gerald Albright
Jazz Musician

Darryl Bell, Actor
A Different World, Network Television +

Tony Brown
Journalist, Television Producer

Countee Cullen*

Edward Kennedy "Duke Ellington"
Bandleader, Pianist, Composer

Mai Goode*
First African American Reporter

Keith Garrett, Executive Producer
Martia, Network Television

Lionel Hampton*
Band Leader

Donny Hathaway*
Singer, Musician

John H. Johnson
Publisher, Founder
Johnson Publications

Marc Gay
Singer, SHAI


Carl Martin
Singer, SHAI

Darnell Van Rensalier
Singer, SHAI



Benjamin Hacker
Rear Admiral U.S. Navy
Commander, San Diego Naval Base +

James McCall, Major General
Chief, Pentagon Budget Office

Winston Scott, Commander
NASA Astronaut


John Hurst Adams, Bishop, President
Congress of Black Churches

Harold Davis, President
American Baptist Churches

T.J. Jemison, President
National Baptist Convention +

E. Edward Jones
National Baptist Convention, America

Wyatt Tee Walker, Exec. Assistant M.J. King, Jr.
President Southern Christian Leadership Conference +


James Corner, Psychologist

Levi Watkins
Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery
John Hopkins Hospital

Lasalle Lefalle
First African American President
American Cancer Society +

Garrett Morgan
Inventor of the Traffic Signal

Louis Sullivan, President
Morehouse Medical School


Walt Bellamy
NBA Player +

Junior Bridgeman
NBA Player +

John O. Brown, Basketball Coach
Dillard University

Quinn Buckner
NBA Player, Coach, Sportscaster

Wes Chandler
Player, NFLís San Diego Chargers +

Greg Coleman
NFLís First African American Punter +

Wayne Embry, General Manager
NBAís Cleveland Cavaliers

Charles Haley
Player, NFLís Dallas Cowboys

Carnell Lake
NFL Player, Pittsburgh Steelers

Jesse Owens,* 1936 Olympic Gold Medalist
Track and Field

Mike Powell
World Record Holder Long Jump
Track and Field

Fritz Pollard*
First African American All-American Football Player

Eddie Robinson, Coach
Grambling State University

Art Shell
NFL Coach Kansas City Cheifs/Oakland Raiders
NFL Hall of Fame

Eddie Tolan*
1932 Olympic Gold Medalist
Track and Field

Eugene Upshaw, Executive Director
NFLís Playersí Association

Lenny Wilkins, 1996 USA Olympic Basketball Coach
NBA Coach, Atlanta Hawks/Cleveland Cavaliers

Reggie Williams
Player, NFLís Cincinnati Bengals +

Eric Wright
Player, NFLís San Francisco 49ers +