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Alpha Phi Alpha


Martin Luther King Jr. - Civil Rights Leader
W.E.B. DuBois - Activist
Dick Gregory - Activist /Comedian
Thurgood Marshall- Supreme Court Justice
Andrew Young - Mayor of Atlanta
Col. Charles E. McGee - Tuskegee Airman(TAU Brother made in 1940)
John H. Johnson - Editor & Publisher: Ebony Magazine
Duke Ellington - Musician
Jesse Owens - Olympic Gold Medalist
Paul Robeson - Activist/Actor/Athlete
Frederick Patterson - Founder UNCF
Daniel T. Blue, Jr. - Speaker of the House of Representatives of North Carolina
Quincy Jones - World Renown Grammy Award Winning Musician/Producer
Lionel Richie - Grammy Award Winning Musician
Todd Day - Boston Celtics
Cannonball Adderly -Jazz Musician
Gerald Albright - Jazz Musician
Donny Hathaway - Musician
Charles Haley - Dallas Cowboys
Louis Sullivan - Secretary of Health and Education
John Hope Franklin - Historian, Professor Emertius at Duke University
E. Franklin Frazier - Historian
John 'Hot Rod' Williams - Phoenix Suns
Keenan Ivory Wayans -'In Living Color', Keenan Ivory Wayans Show
Chris Mills - Cleveland Cavaliers
Lester Granger - National Urban League
Darryl Bell - Ron of 'A Different World'
Wes Chandler - San Diego Chargers
Eddie Robinson - All-Time Winningest College Football Coach
Garrett Morgan - Inventor, Traffic Signal
Art Shell - LA Raiders Former Coach
Lenny Wilkens - NBA All-Time Winningest Coach - Atlanta Hawks)
Gene Upshaw - Head of NFL Players Union
Quinn Buckner - NBA Player/Basketball Coach


Alpha Kappa Alpha


Maya Angelou - author and poet
Angie Brookes- first woman President of the United Nations
Bebe Moore Campbell - author of Your Blues Ain't Like Mine
Suzette Charles- former Miss America
Dr. Marilyn Hughes-Gaston - Assistant Surgeon General
Dr. Gwendolyn Goldsby Grant - Essence Columnist
Dr. Mae Jemison - astronaut and businesswoman
Star Jones - lawyer and talkshow host
Coretta Scott King - Activist
Gladys Knight - singer
Hazel O'Leary - US Secretary of Energy
Jewel Jackson McCabe - founder/president of National Coalition of 100 Black Women
Toni Morrison -author and Nobel laureate
Rose Louise Parks - "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement"
Jada Pinkett - actress
Phylicia Rashad - actress
Dr. Debbye Turner - former Miss America (1990)
Marjorie Vincent - former Miss America (1991)
Diane Watson - first Black woman to preside over the California State Senate
Lynn Whitfield - actress

Delta Sigma Theta


Nikki Giovanni, Barbara Jordan, Lena Horne, Ruby Dee Davis, Judith Jamison, Carol Moseley-Braun, Aretha Franklin, Leontyne Price, Wilma Rudolph, Betty Shabazz and Winnie Mandela

Kappa Alpha Psi


Keith Clinkscales - President and C.E.O. of Vibe Magazine
Rev. Ralph B. Abernathy - Civil Rights Activist, President of SCLC
Arthur Ashe - Tennis, Humaniterian
Lerone Bennett - Award Winning writer
Wellington Webb - Mayor of Denver
Thomas Bradely - Former Mayor of LA
Michael White - Mayor of Cleveland
Kenny Burrell - Jazz Artist
Calvin O. Butts III - Minister
Donald Byrd - Jazz Great
Wilt Chamberlain - Pro Basketball(Hall of Fame Member)
John Chaney - Temple Univ. Basketball Coach
Johnny Cochran Jr. - Attorney
Hollis Conway - Olympic Medalist(track)
John Conyers Jr. - Michigan Congressman
George Crockett Jr. - Congressman
Eric Davis - Pro Football(Carolina Panthers, former 49er)
Willie Davis - Pro Football(Hall of Fame Member)
Richard Dixon - Mayor Of Dayton,Oh
Rev Dr. Joseph H. Evans - first black President of United Church of Christ
Larry Fitch - University of Memphis Basketball Coach
Dr. Henry Foster - Surgeon Gerneral Nominee
Edward G. Gardner - President of Soft Sheen
Jester Hairston - Actor("Rolly" of Amen)
Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway - Pro Basketball(Orlando Magic)
Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr. - Astronaut(first Black to walk in space)
Robert L. Harris - Attorney C. Francis Stradford Award Winner (Highest National Bar Association honor)
Alan Henderson - Pro Basketball(Atlanta Hawks)
Allan Houston - Pro Basketball(Detroit Pistons)
Carl Ware - Vice President of The CocaCola Company
Wade Houston - Basketball Coach
General Daniel "Chappie" James - first black fourstar general
Reginald F. Lewis - Purchased Beatrice International Foods(largest international leveraged buyout ever)
Montell Jordan - R&B Artist
John Henry Johnson - Pro Football(Hall of Fame Member)
Sam Jones - Pro Basketball
CHRIS SANDERS - WR-TENNESSEE OLIERS#81 Montbello High School All Star
LAWRENCE PHILLIPS - Running Back in the NFL
Louis B. Stokes - Ohio Congressman
Dr. Billy Taylor - Grammy Winning Jazz Artist
Ernest Thomas - Actor("Roger" of "What's Happening")
Walter Sutton - Attorney(President of National Bar Assoc.)
John Singleton - Movie Producer
Carl B. Stokes - Former Mayor of Cleveland(first black mayor of major U.S. city)
Bill Russell - Pro Basketball(Hall of Fame Member)
Gale Sayers - Pro Football(Hall of Fame Member)
A. Maceo Walker - Insurance Executive
Oscar "Big O" Robinson - Pro Basketball(Hall of Fame Member)
Clerance B. Robinson - U.S. Representative(bridge named in his honor in Chattanooga, Tn)
Nolan Richardson - Univ. of Arkansas Basketball Coach
Mel Reddick - Director of Business Affairs for CBS Sports
Carl Officer - Mayor of East St. Louis(country's youngest mayor at time)
Judge Theodore R. Newman - first black Chief Judge of D.C. Court of Appeals
Glyn Milburn - Pro Football(Broncos player set NFL record for most combined yardssingle game in 1995)
Ray McCampbell - Musical Artist(Mac Band)
Whitman Mayo - Actor("Grady" of "Sanford and Son")
Jim Marshall - Pro Football(Hall of Fame Member)
Kenny Lofton - Pro Baseball(Cleveland Indians)
Greg Lloyd - Pro Football(Pittsburgh Steelers)
Robert Johnson - Founder and CEO of Black Entertainment Television(BET)
Alex English - Former NBA player
Larry Brown - NFL Dallas Cowboys, Super Bowl XXX MVP
Cedric The Entertainer - Comedian
Joe Clair - Comedian
Bernie Bickerstaff - Present coach of the NBA Washington Wizards Former coach of the NBA Denver Nuggets
J.J BIRDEN WR - Atlanta Falcons

Omega Psi Phi


Michael Jordan - Basketball player, owner of Wizards.
Jesse Jackson
William "Count" Basie - Internationally known pianist, composer, arranger, and band leader.
Langston Hughes - The Black Poet Laureate, excelled as a poet, playright, novelist, lyricist, and humorist.
Sterling Brown - Teacher, poet, writer, Professor Emeritus of Literature at Howard University, has a special foundation for folk culture and jazz music.
Carl T. Rowan - Syndicated columnist.
Steve Harvey - Comedian.
William H. Cosby - Comedian, author, actor, producer.
Roland Hayes - Internationally known tenor of the 1920s. Hayes sang in five different languages.
De Hart Hubbart - A University of Michigan sprinter; was the first Black person to represent the United States in the Olympic Games (1924).
Ed "Too Tall" Jones - Outstanding player with the Dallas Cowboys football team.
Joe Black - An all-time great Brooklyn Dodger baseball pitcher. In 1952, he had the lowest earned-run average in the Major Leagues.
Hank Aaron - Home-run King who broke Babe Ruth's record.
John Salley - Renowned NBA Player currently a well-known tv sports commentator.
Shaquille O'Neal - Star center with the LA Lakers.
Jerry Ball - Player with the Oakland Raiders.
Cedric Maxwell - Outstanding professional basketball player with the Boston Celtics and other teams.
Leroy Walker - A U.S. Olympic coach (sprinters) for many years.

Phi Beta Sigma


Jesse T. Williams - Executive level management of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.
Preston Edwards - Founder of Black Collegiate Magazine New Orleans, LA Headquarters
Delxeno Wilson de Briano - American Communications Network, “Tag Team”
Peter Adams - Esq. Partner at Callahan, Schepp, Yuhas, Adams & Carfora Brooklyn, NY
Carter D. Womack - Executive of the Blockbuster Entertainment Group Houston, TX
Ezunial Burks - Current Head Director of the Los Angeles Harbor
Alden J. McDonald - Pres. and CEO of Liberty Bank and Trust Company of New Orleans, LA
Marshal B. Bass - Corporate Vice Pres. for R.J. Reynolds Industries
B. Doyle Mitchell - Pres. and CEO of Industrial Bank of Washington, D.C.
Barry E. Beckham - Founder of Beckham House Publishers
Herman E. Valentine Sr. - Founder of Systems Management American Corporation Norfolk, VA
Willis Reed - NBA-Hall of Fame
Karl Malone - NBA-Utah Jazz
Olden Polynice - NBA-Utah Jazz UVA
Donald Iquebuike - NFL Clemson
James Washington - NFL Long Beach, CA
Larry Brown - NFL Georgia
Emmitt Smith - NFL-Dallas Cowboys
Darrius Johnson - NFL-Denver Broncos
Charles (Charlie) Batch - NFL-Detroit Lions
Lomas Brown - NFL-NY Giants
Jerry Rice - NFL-SF 49ers
Demarcus Curry - NFL-Tampa Bay
Willie Davis - NFL-Tennessee Titans
Marcus Patton - NFL-Washington Redskins
Al Joyner - Olympian- Track
Johnny Grey - Olympic Gold Medal 800
Renaldo Nehiamiah - Track
Andrew Valmon - Track Olympic Gold Medalist
Coby Miller - USA Olympic Team 2000
Sean Grosvenor - World Class Gymnast
Alain Leroy Locke - First Black Rhodes Scholar, Author
George Washington Carver - World Famous Scientist
Robert Moton - Second President of Tuskegee Univ.
James Weldon Johnson - Author, Black National Anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing"
Blair Underwood Actor - "L.A. Law", "Set It Off" Los Angeles, CA
Bobby Jones - Bobby Jones Gospel Hour
Dr. Walter Turnbull - Director, Harlem Boys Choir New York, NY
Jay Anthony Brown - Comedian, Tom Joyner Morning Show
Les Brown - Motivational Speaker
Baba Olatunji - World Renowned Drummer
William Tolbert - Past President, Liberia
Nnamdi Azikiwe - Past President, Nigeria
Kwame Nkurumah - Past President, Ghana
Huey P. Newton - Co-founder, Black Panther Party
Ben Brown - Deputy. Dir. of Democratic Party
A. Philip Randolph - Founder, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
Hosea Williams - Civil Rights Activist
Benjamin Chavis Muhammad - Organizer, Million Man March
John Lewis - U.S. Congressman Atlanta, GA
Edolphus Townes - U.S. Congressman Brooklyn, NY
Harold Washington - First Black Mayor of Chicago
Morris Chestnut - Actor (2 can play that game, The Best Man, Like Mike, etc.)

Zeta Phi Beta


Dionne Warwick - Internationally renowned recording artist
Esther Rolle - Actress from Good Times (as Florence)
Ja'Net DuBois - Another actress (and singer) from Good Times (as Wilona)
Towanda Braxton - Singer of the Braxtons and sister to Toni Braxton
Sarah Vaughn - Internationally renowned jazz singer
Zora Neale Hurston - Anthologist, Writer and Folklorist
Sheryl Underwood - Renowned Comedienne
Jackie Torrence - Griot (African Storyteller)
Minnie Ripperton - Singer of "Loving You"
Grace Ann Bumbry - Opera singer
Hon. Julia Carson - Congresswomen
Dr. Tonea Harris Stewart - Actress from In Heat of the Night (Aunt Etta)
Hon. Yvonne Miller -Congresswoman
Pattie Labelle - Singer
Atty. Violette Anderson - first African-American
Jylla Foster - current National President and branch magr. for IBM
Elizabeth Koontz - first black president of the NEA
Dr. Alyce Gullantee - first black psychiatrist to receive an Emmy
Lullelia Harrison - first exec. secretary of any of the greek letter organizations
Versia Lindsay - first woman to graduate from the School of Sciences at Atlanta University
Anita Turpeau Anderson - first woman on the debate team at Howard
Freddye Henderson - first black owner of a travel agency in the U.S.
Sheila Williams - first black female news and public affairs director for two radio stations simultaneously
Clara McLaughlin - first black woman to own and operate a t.v. station
Myrtice Taylor - first black superintendent for curriculum and instruction in the Atlanta Public Schools
Edythe White - first woman to serve on the Jackson, Alabama City Council
Judge Bernice Donald - first black woman elected to the Tennessee Judiciary
Algenita Scott Davis - immediate past national president of the National Bar Association
Dr. Elaine Johnson - U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services ADAHMA Director
Dr. Lucy Perez - U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Substance Abuse Prevention Medical Director
Yvonne Miller - Virginia State Senator
Judge Willie Whiting - circuit court of Cook County
Dr. Deborah Wolfe - former U.S. Education Chief, U.S. House of Representative committee on Education and Labor,and Chairperson of the New Jersey Board of Higher Education
Thelma Duggin - political activist

Sigma Gamma Rho


Rev. Barbara Jean Allen - Assistant Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago
Vanessa Bell Armstrong - Gospel Recording Artist
Rev. Willie T. Barrow - Director of Operations Operation PUSH/Rainbow Coalition
Lillian Beard, MD - Former Columnist Good Housekeeping Magazine
Corrine Claiborne 'Lindy' Boggs - First female U.S. representative from Louisiana & 1st Woman to Chair National Convention of a major American Political Party
Cheryl Broussard - Financial Advisor & Author of "The Black Woman's Guide to Financial Independence"
Corrine Brown - U.S. representative Florida
Jocelyn Brown - National Sales Director of ESSENCE Magazine
Lee Chamberlin - Actress
Gwendolyn Cherry - Former Florida Congresswoman
Alice Childress - Author of "A Hero Ain't Nothing But A Sandwich"
Merri Dee - Community affairs Director WGN television news
Deacon Shirley Bims-Ellis - Administrator, Center for African Bible Studies, Illinois
Ann Fudge - President, Maxwell House Division, Kraft Foods
Cathy Hughes - CEO, Radio One
Emily D. Gunter - Motivational speaker, Author of "Superlearning 2000:The new Technologies of Self Empowerment"
Lorraine E. Hale, Ph.D. - Executive director Hale House Center, Inc. New York
Cynthia Horner - Magazine Editor of "Right On" Magazine
Anna Maria Horsford - Actress Amen, Friday, Wayans Bros.; Television Director of Good News
Dr. Alma Illery - humanitarian and Founder of George Washington Carver Commemoration. Through her efforts, Congress issued a Carver Stamp in 1944.
Alice Hille Jackson - Creative Artist, Co-Creater/Producer of Hal Jackson's Miss Talented Teen Pageant
Brenda Joysmith - Artist
Marie Lafontant - Founder and President of Haitian Research Center
Kiamsha Madelyn Leeke - a lawyer in Washington, D.C.; Writer and self-publisher of three books of poetry: MY SOUL SPEAKS, I AM MY SISTA'S KEEPER and BABY, I GOT IT BAD FOR YOU BLUES
Leighann Lord - Comedian
Mother Love - Radio Personality, Author, and ex-Host of Forgive or Forget
Maysa - Jazz Artist
Nancy E. McCormick - Executive Assistant to U.S. Representative and NAACP President Kweisi Mfume
Hattie McDaniels - First African-American Actress to win an Oscar- Best Supporting Actress in Gone with the Wind
Charlotte Ottley - Public Relations Specialist, CEO C. Ottley Strategies
L. Marion Poe - First African-American woman to be admitted to the bar in the Southern U.S.
Betrice Powell - Senior Director Mary Kay Cosmetics
Brenda Pressley - Actress It Could Happen To You, City Hall
Erika R. Ragland - Member, Committee on Labor and Human Responses on Capitol Hill
Victoria Rowell - Actress (Drucilla) The Young and the Restless, Diagnosis Murder" and Foster Care Activist
Ruth V. Sims - Administrator, National Projects Director of the NAACP
April Sinclair - Author of "Coffee Will Make You Black" and "Ain't Goin' Be The Same Fool Twice"
Chizu Shindo Suzuki - Japanese Artist and Writer
Pat Tobin - Public Relations Specialist, Principal, Pat Tobin & Associates
Judge Joyce Williams Warren - The First African-American Judge in Arkansas
Mary Washington - First African-American CPA
Rosa Page Welch - Famed Mezzo Soprano & Lecturer, "Ambassador of Goodwill" in interracial relations
Ruth Whitehead Whaley - First African-American woman to actively practice law in the U.S.
Priscilla Williams White - Author of "The Children - What Shall We Tell Them About God?"
Ruth Russell Williams - Artist and Entrepreneur, Her artwork is sold at JCPenney, Nordstroms & Micheals nationally and internationally. Her works include The Baptism, Family Reunion,The Graduation, Old Time Revival, & Kitchen Beautician. She created the promotional artwork, BigBookBag for our sorority's current project of the same name.
Tonya Lee Williams - Actress (Olivia), The Young and the Restless

Iota Phi Theta


Bobby Rush - United States Congressman, D-Illinois.
Daniel Henson - Commissioner of Housing, Baltimore Maryland.
Billy Ocasio - City Councilman, Chicago, Illinois.
Kirby Wilson - Assistant Coach, New England Patriots.
Vaughn Booker - Defensive Lineman, Kansas City Chiefs.
Calvin Murphy - NBA Hall-of-Fame (Formerly of the Houston Rockets).
Spencer Christian - Weather Anchorman, "Good Morning America".
Michael Frisby - Senior White House Correspondent , "The Wall Street Journal".
T.C. Carson - Television Actor, (Formerly of "Living Single".)
Zemira Jones - President &. General Manager, WLS Radio, Chicago, Illinois.
Raymond Grady - Chief Operating Officer , Evanston Hospital, Evanston Illinois.
Shelley Stewart - Executive Vice-President, United Technologies Corporation.