Prominent Members

Activists

  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Civil Rights Activist

  • Frederick Douglass – Anti-Slavery Activist

  • Thurgood Marshall – Civil Rights Activist, Supreme Court Justice

  • William Gray – United Negro College Fund, Businessman

  • Julius L. Chambers – NAACP Legal Defense fund

  • W.E.B. Dubois – Writer, Historian, Civil Rights Activist

  • Paul Robeson – Activist, Scholar, Singer, Football Player

  • Franklin Williams – Phelps-Stokes Fund

  • Lester Granger – National Urban League

  • Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. – Civil Rights Activist

  • Dick Gregory – Activist

  • Theodore M. Berry – Civil Rights Activist, First Black Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio

Education/Scholarship

  • James Check – Howard University

  • John Hope Franklin – Historian

  • Frederick Patterson – Found, UNCF

  • Andrew Zawacki – Rhodes Scholar, Author

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

  • E. Franklin Frazier – Sociologist

  • Dr. Ronald J. Temple – Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago

  • William B. DeLauder – President, Delaware St. University

  • Dennis Kimbro – Author

  • Dr. Cornel West – Author

  • Norm Francis – President, Xavier University

Military

  • Roscoe Cartwright – General, AUS

  • Fred A. Gorden – Brigadier General

  • Edward Honor – Lieutenant General, Army, Retired

  • Samual Gravely – Admiral, USN

  • Benjamin Hacker – Rear Admiral

  • James McCall – Major General

Science/Medicine

  • Dr. Lessall D. Leffall – President, American College of Surgeons

  • Louis Sullivan – Secretary of Health and Education

  • James Comer – Psychologist

  • Winston Scott – Navy Commander, Astronaut NASA

  • Garrett Morgan – Inventor, Traffic Signal

Government/Politics

  • The Honorable Bro. Edward William Brooke – U.S. Senator

  • The Honorable Bro. Rev. Emmanuel Cleaver – Former Mayor, Kansas City

  • Dennis Archer – Former Mayor Detroit

  • Willie Brown – Former Mayor of San Francisco

  • David Dinkins – Former Mayor of New York

  • Earl Hilliard – Former Congressman, Alabama (7th District)

  • Charles Rangel – Congressman, New York (15th District)

  • Richard Arrington – Former Mayor of Birmingham

  • Roland W. Burris – U.S. Senator

  • Chaka Fattah – Congressman, Pennsylvania

  • Maynard Jackson – Former Mayor of Atlanta

  • Earnest “Dutch” Morial – 1st Black Mayor of New Orleans

  • Robert C. Scott – Congressman, Virgina (3rd District)

  • Edward William Brooke – U.S. Senator

  • Ernest Finney – South Carolina Supreme Court Justice

  • Kwame Kilpatrick – Former Mayor of Detroit

  • Marc Morial – Former Mayor of New Orleans

  • Andrew Young – Former Mayor of Atlanta

Business

  • Thomas J. Burrell – CEO, Burrell Advertising

  • Delano Lewis – President, National Public Radio

  • W. Melvin Brown – CEO, American Development Corp

  • Henry Parks – Founder, Parks Sausages, Inc.

  • Jonh H. Johnson – Entrepreneur

  • Joshua Smith – CEO, Maxima Corporation

Entertainment

  • Daryl Bell – Actor

  • Duke Ellington – Jazz Musician

  • Stuart Scott – ESPN Anchorman

  • Tony Brown – Journalist/Producer

  • Donny Hathaway – Musician

  • Chuck Stone – Philadelphia Daily News

  • Countee Cullen – Poet

  • Eugene Jackson – National Black Network

  • Keenan Ivory Wayans – Comedian, Producer

Sports

  • Quinn Buckner – Former NBA Player and Coach

  • Rosie Greer – Former NFL Player

  • Carnell Lake – NFL Player

  • Mike Powell – Track Star

  • Donald Driver – NFL Player

  • Wes Unseld – Former NBA Player and Coach

  • John “Hot Rod” Williams – Former NBA Player

  • Wes Chandler – Former NFL Player

  • Charles Haley – NFL Player

  • Jesse Owens – Olympic Gold Medalist

  • Eddie Robinson – Winningest Football Coach in NCAA History

  • Gene Upshaw – President of the NFL Players Association

  • Reggie Williams – Cincinnati Bengals

  • Todd Day – NBA Player

  • Michael Jackson – NFL Player

  • Fritz Pollard – 1st Black Head Coach in the NFL

  • Art Shell – NFL Head Coach and Former NFL Player

  • Lenny Wilkens – Winningest Coach in NBA History

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