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The Seven Jewels  
Famous Alphas

CIVIC LEADERS
W.E.B. DuBois, Philosopher
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil Rights Leader
Jow Duff, NAACP Attorney
Paul Robeson, Civil Rights Leader, Actor, Singer
Lester Granger, former Executive Director of the National Urban League
Whitney M. Young Jr.*, former Executive Director of the National Urban League
Dick Gregory, Civic Activist
Charles Hamilton Houston, former NAACP Legal Counsel
Hugh B. Price, National Urban League Executive Director

GOVERNMENT (FEDERAL)
Edward W. Brooke, former U.S. Senator (MA)
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., former U.S. Representative (NY)
Andrew Young, former US Congress Representative (GA) and former Mayor (GA)
William Dawson, former U.S. Representative (IL)
William Coleman, Secretary of Transportation
Harold Ford, U.S. Representative (TN)
William H. Gray III, U.S. Representative (PA), UNCF President & CEO
Julian Dixon, U.S. Representative (CA)
Ronald Dellum, U.S. Representative (CA)
Charles Rangel, U.S. Representative (NY)
Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Supreme Court
Damon J. Keith, U.S. Court of Appeals
Terrence Todman, Ambassador to Denmark
Charles Mahoney, United Nations
Channing H. Tobias, Delegate to the United Nations
Hubert Humphrey, U.S. Vice President
Clarence Pendleton, U.S. Civil Rights Commission
Ralph Metcalfe, U.S. Representative (IL)
Samuel Pierce, U.S. Secretary of HUD
Harry Edwards, U.S. Court of Appeals
O. Rudolph Aggrey, former U.S. Ambassador to Romania
U.W. Clemon, U.S. District Court Federal Judge
James A. Joseph, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of South Africa
Ralph Metcalfe, former U.S. Representative (IL)

GOVERNMENT (STATE/LOCAL)
Marion Barry, Mayor-Washington, DC
Henry Marsh, Mayor- Richmond, VA
David Dinkins, Mayor- New York, NY
Lawrence Crawford, Mayor- Suffolk VA
Walter Washington, Mayor- Washington, DC
Maynard Jackson, Mayor- Atlanta, GA
Ernest Morial, Mayor- New Orleans, LA
Richard Arrington, Mayor- Birmingham, AL
Lionel Wilson, Mayor- Oakland, CA
Willie Brown, Assembly Speaker (CA)
Roland Burris, Comptroller- State of Illinois
Dr. Arthur Jefferson, Superintendent- Detroit Public Schools
Dennis Archer, Mayor- Detroit, MI
Thomas V. Barnes, Mayor- Gary, Indiana
Lee Brown, Mayor-Houston, TX
Emanuel Cleaver, Mayor, Kansas City, MO
Norman Rice, Mayor- Seattle, WA
Eugene Sawyer, Chicago, IL

THE MILITARY
Fred A. Gordon, Brigadier General- AUS-West Point
Benjamin Hacker, Rear Admiral of US Navy Commander +
Samuel Gravely, Admiral-USN
James McCall, Major General-AUS
Winston Scott, NASA Astronaut
Edward Honor, Major General-AUS
Roscoe Cartwright, General-AUS

RELIGIOUS LEADERS
John Hurst Adams, Bishop & Founder of National Black Churches
Harold Davis, President of the American Baptist Churches
T.J. Jemison, President of the National Baptist Convention +
E. Edward Jones, President of the National Baptist Convention of America +

MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT FIGURES
Duke Ellington, Music Legend *
Lionel Hampton, Music Legend
Antonio Hartt, Jazz Musician
Gerald Albright, Jazz Musician
Darryl Bell, Movie Actor & Network TV
Tony Brown, Journalist & TV Producer
Jerry Butler, Singer
Keenen-Ivory Wayans, Actor & Writer
Stuart Scott, TV Sports Analytst
Keith Garrett, Network TV Executive Producer
Donny Hathaway, Singer & Musician *
Lionel Richie, Singer and Songwriter

SPORTS FIGURES
Walt Bellamy, NBA +
Junior Bridgeman, NBA +
Quinn Buckner, NBA +
Lenny Wilkins, NBA
Walt Frazier, NBA +
Bobby Phills, NBA *
Wes Unseld, NBA, Washington Wizards
Wayne Embry, NBA-General Manager Cleveland Cavaliers
Wes Chandler, NFL +
Greg Coleman, 1st Black Punter, NFL +
Charles Haley, NFL-Dallas Cowboys
Michael Jackson, NFL-Baltimore Ravens
Carnell Lake, NFL-Pittsburgh Steelers
Art Shell, NFL Hall of Fame
Eric Wright, NFL +
Reggie Williams, NFL +
Joe Green, NFL +
Eugene Upshaw, Executive Director with the NFL¹s Player¹s Association
Jesse Owens, Sports Legend-Track Star
Mike Powell, World record holder in the long jump-Track and Field
Eddie Robinson, Coach, Grambling State University +

BUSINESS LEADERS
L.D. Milton, President- Citizens Bank
N.B. Herndon, President- Atlanta Life Insurance Co.
Thomas P. Harris, President- Chicago Metropolitan Insurance Co.
Henry G. Parks, President- Parks Meat Co.
Joshua Smith, President- Maxima Corporation
Wayman Smith, Anheuser-Busch
Thomas J. Burrell, Burrell Advertising
W. Melvin Brown, American Developing Corporation
Eugene Jackson, World African Network CEO

EDUCATION & SCHOLARSHIP
Charles Harris Wesley, Educator, Historian *
Garrett A. Morgan, Inventor (Sewing Machine) *
John Hope Franklin, Historian
Mal Goode, Journalist *
John H. Johnson, Publisher
Countee Cullen, Poet
Benjamin Quarles, Historian
Calvin Barnett, President of Coppin St. College
E. Franklin Frazier, Sociologist
William Strother, Professor of Psychology Princeton University
Frederick Patterson, Founder-United Negro College Fund
James Cheek, President- Howard University
Earl Richardson, President Morgan State University
Luna I. Mishoe, President- Delaware State College. +
Cornell West, Educator, Philosopher and Author

MEDICAL AND SCIENCE LEADERS
Levi Watkins, Medical Scientist
James Corner, Psychologist
Lasalle Lefalle, First African-American president of American Cancer Society
Louis Sullivan, President of Morehouse Medical School.

* = deceased
+ = no longer active in the noted position.

 
UPCOMING EVENTS
8/12/2006
2006 Chapter Cookout
Brother Ken Freeman's House

8/13/2006
BSL 3rd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
Goodwin Golf Course

BSL NEWS
6/3/2006
007 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Step Team Live Performance

5/27/2006
BSL teams up with FLPdirect.com

 
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