Gerald Albright
Iota Chi
(University of Redlands)


Jazz Musician
________________________________________

 

Dennis Archer
Alpha Upsilon
(Wayne State University)

Former Mayor of Detroit, MI
First Black President of the American Bar Association
________________________________________

 

Nate "Tiny" Archibald
Theta Delta Lambda
(El Paso, TX)

NBA Hall of Famer

________________________________________

 

Richard Arrington Jr.
Gamma Kappa
(Miles College)

First Black Mayor of Birmingham, AL
________________________________________

 

Marion Barry
Beta Xi
(Lemoyne-Owen College)

Former Mayor of the District of Columbia;
Civil Rights Activist
________________________________________

 

Darryl Bell
Delta Zeta
(Syracuse University)


Actor, School Daze and A Different World
________________________________________

 

Benny Boom
Pi Rho
(Temple University)


Film Director
________________________________________


Tony Browder
Beta
(Howard University)

Afrocentric Scholar and Author
________________________________________

 

Joe Brown
Kappa Eta
(Memphis State University)

Judge and Television Host
________________________________________

 

Tony Brown

Journalist; Host of Tony Brown's Journal
________________________________________


W. Melvin Brown
Beta Delta
(South Carolina State University)

Chief Executive Officer of the American Development Corporation
________________________________________


Willie Brown
Alpha Epsilon
(University of California at Berkeley)

First Black Mayor of San Francisco, CA
________________________________________


Quinn Buckner

Captain of the 1976 undefeated Indiana Hoosiers
Ten seasons with the NBA (Milwaukee Bucks)
Professional Coach
Commentator
________________________________________


Thomas J. Burrell
Theta
(Chicago Metropolitan Chapter)

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Burrell Advertising,
the largest African American advertising agency
________________________________________

 

Jerry "The Iceman" Butler
Xi Lambda
(Chicago, IL)


Songwriter, composer, former lead singer of The Impressions;
Commissioner, Cook County, Illinois

________________________________________


Roscoe Cartwright

General, United States Army
________________________________________


Julius L. Chambers
Gamma Beta
(North Carolina Central University)

Director, NAACP Legal Defense Fund
________________________________________

 

Wes Chandler


Receivers Coach, Dallas Cowboys
Coach, NFL Europe (Seven seasons)
Eleven seasons in the NFL
________________________________________


James Cheek
Beta Rho
(Shaw University)


Former President, Howard University
________________________________________

 

Emmanuel Cleaver
Delta Theta
(Texas Southern University)

First Black Mayor of Kansas City
________________________________________

 

Thomas W. Cole, Jr.
Alpha Sigma
(Wiley College)

First President of Clark-Atlanta University
________________________________________

 

James Comer
Gamma Eta
(Indiana University)

Founder of the Comer School Development Program at the Yale Child Study Center
________________________________________

 

Countee Cullen
Eta
(New York Metropolitan Chapter)

Poet of the Harlem Renaissance
________________________________________

 

Rusty Cundieff
Alpha Delta
(University of Southern California)


Actor and Director
________________________________________

 

Christopher Darden
Epsilon Mu
(San Jose State University)

Attorney and Author
________________________________________

 

Todd Day
Kappa Kappa
(University of Arkansas at Fayetteville)


Seven seasons in the NBA and overseas
________________________________________

 

William B. DeLauder
Beta Alpha
(Morgan State University)

President, Delaware State University
________________________________________

 

Ronald Dellums
Delta Omicron
(Stanford University)

Former Congressman, California's Oakland Congressional District
________________________________________

 

Eric Jerome Dickey
Kappa Eta
(Memphis State University)

Author
________________________________________

 

David Dinkins
Beta
(Howard University)

Former Mayor of New York City
________________________________________

 

Frederick Douglass
Omega

Abolitionist
________________________________________

 

W.E.B. DuBois
Epsilon
(University of Michigan)

Sociologist, Author, and Activist
________________________________________

 

Todd Duncan


Opera Singer and Actor
First to portray "Porgy" in Porgy and Bess;
First African American accepted to the New York City Opera

________________________________________

 

Duke Ellington
Alpha Zeta Lambda
(Bluefield, WV)

Composer and Musician
________________________________________

 

Chaka Fattah
Zeta Omicron Lambda
(Philadelphia, PA)

Congressman, Second Congressional District of Pennsylvania
________________________________________

 

Ernest Finney
Delta Zeta Lambda
(Orangeburg, SC)

Interim President of South Carolina State University;
Chief Justice South Carolina Supreme Court
________________________________________

Norm Francis
Sigma Lambda
(New Orleans, LA)


President, Xavier University
________________________________________

 

John Hope Franklin
Alpha Chi
(Fisk University)

Historian and Author
________________________________________


E. Franklin Frazier

Sociologist and Author; First Black President of the American Sociological Association
________________________________________

 

Marc Gay
Beta


Singer, Shai

________________________________________

 

Malvin "Mal" Goode
Omicron
(University of Pitsburgh)

The First African American Reporter on Network News (ABC, 1962)
________________________________________

 

Fred A. Gorden
Mu Beta Lambda
(Honolulu, HI)
Brigadier General
First African American Commandant, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
________________________________________


Lester Granger


Former Executive Director of the National Urban League
________________________________________

 

Samuel Lee Gravely, Jr.

Admiral, United States Navy
First African- American admiral
First African American to command a U.S. fleet.
________________________________________


William H. Gray, III
Rho
(Philadelphia, PA)

Former Congressman, Ninth District of Pennsylvania
Past President of the United Negro College Fund
________________________________________

 

Rosie Greer

NFL
________________________________________


Dick Gregory
Beta Eta
(Southern Illinois University at Carbondale)

Activist, Comedian
________________________________________

 

Benjamin Hacker
Epsilon Mu Lambda
(Pensacola, FL)

Retired Rear Admiral, United States Navy
________________________________________

 

Charles Haley
Xi Delta
(James Madison University)
Twelve seasons in the NFL;
Five-time Pro Bowler
________________________________________


Lionel Hampton

Band Leader
________________________________________

 

Gary Hardwick
Epsilon
(University of Michigan)

Novelist, Screenwriter, Director
________________________________________

 

Rob Hardy
Beta Nu
(Florida A&M University)

Screenwriter, Producer, Director
________________________________________

 

Kefla Hare
Xi Beta
(Troy State University)

Educator; Cast Member, Road Rules: Australia
________________________________________

 

E. Lynn Harris
Kappa Kappa
(University of Arkansas at Fayetteville)

Author and Philanthropist
________________________________________

 

Antonio Hart
Sigma
(Boston Metropolitan Chapter)

Grammy-nominated Jazz musician
________________________________________

 

Donny Hathaway
Beta
(Howard University)

Musician
________________________________________

 

Earl Hilliard
Alpha Rho
(Morehouse College)

Congressman, Alabama's 7th District

________________________________________

 

Chester Himes
Kappa
(Ohio State University)


Author

________________________________________

 

Edward Honor
Beta Sigma
(Southern University)
Major General, United States Army
________________________________________

 

Charles Hamilton Houston
Alpha Eta
(Harvard University)

Civil Rights Attorney
First Black Editor of the Harvard Law Review
________________________________________

 

Hubert H. Humphrey
Honorary Life Member

Former Vice President of the United States
________________________________________

 

Frederick Humphries
Beta Nu
(Florida A&M University)

President and CEO of National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)
Past President of Florida A&M
________________________________________

 

Eugene Jackson
Epsilon Psi
(University of Missouri - Rolla)

Founder and President of the Unity Broadcasting Network, the first black owned and operated radio network in the nation,
now the National Black Network.
________________________________________


Maynard Jackson
Alpha Rho
(Morehouse College)


First Black Mayor of Atlanta
________________________________________

 

John H. Johnson
Theta
(Chicago Metropolitan Chapter)

Founder and President of Johnson Publishing (Ebony and Jet Magazines)
________________________________________

 

Theodore "TJ" Jemison
Beta Upsilon
(Alabama State University)

Past President, National Baptist Convention USA, Inc.
Organized the Baton Rouge Bus Boycott of 1953
________________________________________


Lyman T. Johnson
Gamma
(Virginia Union University)

First Black student at the University of Kentucky
________________________________________

 

Eugene Kinckle Jones
Alpha
(Cornell University)

Jewel (Founder) of Alpha Phi Alpha
Founder and first Executive Secretary of the National Urban League
________________________________________

 

James A. Joseph
Beta Sigma
(Southern University, Baton Rouge)


Former United States Ambassador to South Africa
Former Undersecretary of Interior
________________________________________


Damon Keith
Alpha Zeta
(West Virginia State College)


Judge of the United States Court of Appeals
________________________________________

 

Kwame Kilpatrick
Beta Nu
(Florida A&M University)

Youngest Mayor in the history of Detroit
________________________________________

 

Dennis Kimbro

Author
________________________________________


Walter Kimbrough
Zeta Pi
(University of Georgia)

Author of Black Greek 101;
Vice President of Student Affairs for Albany State University


________________________________________

 

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sigma
(Boston Metropolitan Chapter)

Civil Rights Activist
Founder and President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
________________________________________

 

Carnell Lake
Gamma Xi
(University of California - Los Angeles)

Fourteen seasons in the NFL
with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Baltimore Ravens

________________________________________

 

Gabriel Langley
Beta Sigma
(Southern University)


Cast Member, College Hill, the first African American reality television show.
________________________________________

 

Delano Lewis
Upsilon
(University of Arkansas)

Former President and CEO, National Public Radio
Former Ambassador to South Africa
________________________________________

 

Norman W. Manley
Beta Beta Lambda
(Miami, FL)
Founder, People's National Party (Jamaica)
________________________________________

 

Thurgood Marshall
Nu
(Lincoln University)

Justice, Supreme Court of the United States; Civil Rights Attorney
________________________________________

 

Carl Martin
Beta
(Howard University)


Singer, Shai

________________________________________

 

James McCall
Psi
(University of Pennsylvania)

Major General
________________________________________

 

Ralph Metcalfe

Former Congressman, Illinois;
Olympic Gold Medalist, 4x100 relay (with Bro. Jesse Owens);
Track & Field Hall of Fame
________________________________________

 

Kelley Miller
Beta
(Howard University)

Mathematician, Sociologist, Essayist, Columnist
First African American admitted to Johns Hopkins University
________________________________________

 

Garrett Morgan
Pi
(Case-Western Reserve University)

Inventor and Businessman; Invented the traffic signal and gas mask
________________________________________

 

Ernest "Dutch" Morial
Beta Tau
(Xavier University, New Orleans)

First Black Mayor of New Orleans, LA; Past General President of Alpha Phi Alpha
________________________________________

 

Marc Morial
Psi
(University of Pennsylvania)

Former Mayor of New Orleans, LA;
President and CEO of the National Urban League
________________________________________

 

Jesse Owens
Kappa
(Ohio State University)

Olympic Gold Medalist, Track & Field;
Track & Field Hall of Fame
________________________________________

 

William Packard
Beta Nu
(Florida A&M University)

Film Producer
________________________________________

 

Henry Parks
Kappa
(Ohio State University)
Founder, Parks Sausages, Inc.
________________________________________

 

Frederick Patterson

Founder of the United Negro College Fund; Past President of Tuskegee University

________________________________________

 

Joseph C. Phillips
Iota Zeta Lambda
(Compton, CA)


Writer and Actor
________________________________________

 

Samuel Pierce
Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
________________________________________

 

Fritz Pollard
Brown University

First Black Head Coach, National Football League
College Football Hall of Fame
________________________________________

 

Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.
Colgate University

Civil Rights Activist; Former Congressman from New York's Fifteenth District
________________________________________

 

Mike Powell
Omicron Eta
(University of California - Irvine)

Olympic Silver Medalist, Track and Field
________________________________________

 

Hugh Price

Former President and CEO, National Urban League
________________________________________

 

Jethro Pugh


Fourteen years in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys
________________________________________

 

Charles Rangel
Alpha Gamma Lambda
(New York, NY)

Congressman, New York's Fifteenth Congressional District
________________________________________

 

Lionel Richie
Alpha Nu Lambda
(Tuskegee, AL)

Five-time Grammy-winning musician
________________________________________

 

Paul Robeson
Nu
(Lincoln University)

Activist, Scholar, Athlete, Singer, Actor
College Football Hall of Fame
________________________________________

 

Eddie Robinson
Beta Iota Lambda
(Baton Rouge, LA)

Winningest football coach in NCAA history (Grambling State University)
College Football Hall of Fame
________________________________________

 

Lawrence C. Ross
Alpha Epsilon
(University of California at Berkeley)

Author
________________________________________

 

Eugene Sawyer
Beta Upsilon
(Alabama State University)


Former Mayor of Chicago, IL

________________________________________

 

Robert C. Scott
Sigma
(Boston Metropolitan Chapter)

Congressman, Virginia's Third Congressional District;
First Black Congressman from Virginia since reconstruction;
First American with Filipino heritage to serve in Congress
________________________________________

 

Stuart Scott
Mu Zeta
(University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill)


Journalist, ESPN
________________________________________


Winston Scott
Alpha Phi Lambda
(Norfolk, VA)

Former Astronaut, NASA
Former Vice President for Student Affairs, Florida State University
________________________________________

 

Art Shell
Gamma Chi Lambda
(San Francisco, CA)

First Black NFL Coach of the modern era;
Professional Football Hall of Fame
________________________________________

 

Joshua Smith
Delta Xi
(Central State University)


Chairman and Managing Partner, The Coaching Group
Founder, Chairman, and CEO of the Maxima Corporation
________________________________________

 

Chuck Stone
Phi Lambda
(Raleigh, NC)

Author and Retired Journalist, Philadelphia Daily News
First President of the National Association of Black Journalists
________________________________________

 

Louis Sullivan
Alpha Rho
(Morehouse College)

Former Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services
President, Morehouse School of Medicine
Founding President of the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools
________________________________________

 

Ronald J. Temple
Delta Gamma Lambda
(Cincinatti, OH)

Former Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago
________________________________________

 

Wes Unseld

NBA Player, Coach, and General Manager (Washington Bullets/Wizards)
Professional Basketball Hall of Fame
________________________________________

 

Gene Upshaw

President, National Football League Player's Union
Professional Football Hall of Fame

________________________________________

 

Darnell Van Rensalier
Beta
(Howard University)
Singer, Shai

________________________________________

 

Levi Watkins
Beta Omicron
(Tennessee State University)


Associate Dean, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
First Black Graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
First Black Chief Resident in Cardiac Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Performed the world's first human implantation of the automatic implantable defibrillator
________________________________________

 

Keenan Ivory Wayans
Gamma Phi
(Tuskegee University)

Actor, Comedian, Producer
________________________________________

 

Carl Weber
Beta Gamma
(Virginia State University)

Author
________________________________________

 

Charles Harris Wesley
Zeta
(Yale University)

Historian, University President, Theologian; Past General President and Historian
________________________________________

 

Cornel West
Zeta Beta Lambda
(Sacramento, CA)


Scholar, Activist
________________________________________

 

Lenny Wilkens
Zeta Pi Lambda
(Seattle, WA)

Winningest coach in NBA history;
Professional Basketball Hall of Fame
________________________________________

 

Andrew Young
Beta
(Howard University)

Former Mayor of Atlanta; US Ambassador to the United Nations

________________________________________

 

Whitney M. Young, Jr.

Past National Executive Director of the National Urban League
Presidential Advisor on Race Relations
Past President, National Association of Social Work
________________________________________

 

Andrew Zawacki
Kappa Pi
(College of William & Mary)


Poet and Rhodes Scholar
________________________________________