Prominent Alumni

Geoff Bennett '02
Broadcast Journalist, White House Correspondent NBC News

Lerone Bennett Jr. '49*
Former Executive editor of Ebony magazine, Writer

Sanford Biggers '92
Renowned visual artist

Sanford D. Bishop Jr. '68
U.S. congressman, 2nd District (Georgia)

Nathaniel Hawthorne Bronner '40*
Founder of Bronner Brothers Beauty Cosmetics

Jamal Bryant '94
Pastor, New Birth Baptist Church

Calvin O. Butts III '71
Pastor, Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York, NY; Former President, SUNY Old Westbury Campus

Herman Cain '67*
Founder and CEO, T.H.E. New Voice, Inc.
(The Hermanator Experience, a motivational program for corporations and non-profits); Former Chairman of Godfather's Pizza Inc.

Peter Chatard '56
Distinguished plastic surgeon;
Founder of the Chatard Plastic Surgery Center and the Aesteem Outpatient Surgery Center, Seattle, Washington

Donn Clendenon '56*
Former New York Mets outfielder; 1969 World Series MVP

Julius Coles '64
Former President of Africare and former USAID Mission Director to Senegal and Swaziland

George Crockett '31
Former U.S. Congressman 13th District (MI) 1980-1991, attorney and judge

Samuel Dubois Cook '48*
Former President, Dillard University; former member of the National Council on Humanities

Chester A. Davenport '63*
Former Managing Director, Georgetown Partners; former Chairman, GTE Consumer Services Corp.

Robert C. Davidson, Jr. '67
Former Chairman and CEO, Surface Protection Industries; former Chairman of the Board, Morehouse College Board of Trustees, Board of Directors, Ray Charles Foundation

Abraham Davis '61
Professor of Political Science, Morehouse College; author

Harold A. Dawson Sr. '63

Chairman, Harold A. Dawson Construction

Harold Ellis '92
Former NBA player, Director of Player Personnel, The New York Knicks

Ralph B. Everett, Esq. '73
President and CEO, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Derek Fordjour '01
Renowned painter

Henry W. Foster Jr. '54
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Meharry Medical School; physician; U.S. presidential advisor

Robert Michael Franklin '75
President Emeritus, Morehouse College; Presidential fellow and professor, Emory University, former president of the Interdenominational Theological Seminary (ITC)

Kennard Garrett '01
GRAMMY Award winning producer, educator

Caesar F. Gayles '23
Hall of Fame Basketball and Football Coach

Hugh M. Gloster Sr. '31*
President Emeritus, Morehouse College 1967–1987

George W. Haley '49*
U.S. Ambassador to Gambia, Africa; former U.S. Postal Rate Commissioner

Lt. Gen. James R. Hall '57, USA (Ret.)
Retired Lt. General U.S. Army; former Vice President for Campus Operations, Morehouse College

Lee Harris '00
Mayor of Shelby County, TN, Professor

Brian Tyree Henry '04
Emmy Nominated Actor

H. Beecher Hicks III '93
President and CEO of the National Museum of African American Music

Earl F. Hilliard '64
U.S. Congressman, 7th District (Alabama) 1993-2003

Donald R. Hopkins Sr. '62
Senior Consultant, Carter Presidential Center; Director, Guinea Worm Eradication Program

M. William Howard Jr. '68
Pastor, Bethany Baptist Church; (retired) President, New York Theological Seminary

Maynard H. Jackson '56*
First African-American mayor of Atlanta

Samuel L. Jackson '72
Academy Award nominee, stage and film actor; Highest grossing box office actor of all time

Howard E. Jeter '70
U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria; former U.S. Ambassador to Botswana

Arthur E. Johnson '68
President and COO, Lockheed Martin Information Services Sector

Jeh Johnson '79
Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security; Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Mordecai Johnson '11*
Former President, Howard University, Washington, D.C., (first African-American to serve in this position)

Robert E. Johnson '48*
Former Executive Editor and Associate Publisher, JET magazine

Tobe Johnson '54
Former Professor of Political Science

Leroy Keith Jr. '61
President Emeritus, Morehouse College; Chairman of the Board, Carson Products

Ike Keys '01
Former NFL player, actor, producer

Thomas Kilgore Jr. '31*
Pastor Emeritus, Second Baptist Church

Martin Luther King Jr. '48*
Nobel Peace Prize laureate and civil rights leader

Shaun King '01
Social Activist, Writer

Shelton "Spike" Lee '79
Academy Award Winning Filmmaker and President, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks

Reginald C. Lindsay '67*
U.S. Federal Judge, Massachusetts

Michael L. Lomax '68
President, Dillard University; former President, The National Faculty

Robert L. Mallett '79
Former deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce; senior vice president, Pfizer Corporation; president, Pfizer Foundation

Harold Martin '02
Entrepreneur, Former Interim President; CEO of TACO MAC

Walter E. Massey '58
Former President, Morehouse College; former Director, National Science Foundation; former Dean, College at Brown University; former Provost, University of California System

Richard I. McKinney '31*
Former President, Storer College; Chairman, Philosophy Department, Morgan State University

S. Lee Merritt '05
Civil Rights Attorney

Charles David "C.D." Moody '78
President and CEO, Moody Construction

P.J. Morton '03
GRAMMY winning songwriter, singer, producer; Member of Maroon 5

Edwin C. Moses '78
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist; Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy

Otis Moss Jr. '56
Former Pastor, Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio; Former Chairman, Morehouse College Board of Trustees

James M. Nabrit '23*
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; second African-American president of Howard University

Samuel M. Nabrit '25*
Former member, Atomic Energy Commission; former president of Texas Southern University, first African American to receive the Ph.D. from Brown University

Bill G. Nunn III '76*
Stage and film actor

Major R. Owens '56*
Former U.S. Congressman, 11th District, 12th District (New York) 1983-2007

Steve Pamon '91
President and C.O.O of Parkwood Entertainment; GRAMMY winner

Roderic I. Pettigrew '72
American physicist, engineer and physician; CEO of EnHealth and Executive Dean for EnMed at Texas A&M University

Steven Reed '96
First Black Mayor of Montgomery, AL

Cedric Richmond '95
U.S. Congressman, 2nd District (Louisiana); Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus

David Satcher '63
Director, National Center for Primary Care, Morehouse School of Medicine; former U.S. Surgeon General; former president, Meharry and the Morehouse School of Medicine

Bakari Sellers '05
Attorney; CNN Political Commentator; Writer

Maceo K. Sloan '71
Chairman and CEO, Sloan Financial Group Inc.

Louis W. Sullivan '54
Founder and former president, Morehouse School of Medicine; former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

Howard Thurman '23*
Internationally known theologian and author

Nima A. Warfield '94
Morehouse College's first Rhodes Scholar

John David Washington '06
Golden Globe Nominated Actor, Producer

Saul Williams '94
Acclaimed poet, award winning filmmaker and recording artist

Charles Vert Willie '48
Distinguished Professor of Education and Urban Studies, Harvard University

John Silvanus Wilson Jr. '79
11th President, Morehouse College; former executive director, White House Initiative on HBCUs

Randall Woodfin '03
Youngest Mayor of Birmingham, AL