Famous Members

Sports
Dextor Clinkscale (NFL – Dallas Cowboys)
Arthur Ashe * (Tennis Legend, Civic Activist)
Wilt Chamberlain * (NBA – Philadelphia 76ers)
Oscar Robertson (NBA – Milwaukee Bucks)
Bill Russell (NBA – Boston Celtics)
Sam Jones (NBA – Boston Celtics)
Alex English (NBA – Denver Nuggets)
Rolando Blackman (NBA – Dallas Mavericks)
Alan Henderson (NBA – Atlanta Hawks)
Allan Houston (NBA – New York Knicks)
Kerry Kittles (NBA – New Jersey Nets)
John S. Newman (NBA – New York Knicks)
Bernie Bickerstaff (NBA – Head Coach Charlotte Bobcats)
K.C. Jones (NBA Player and Head Coach – Boston Celtics)
John Chaney (NCAA Basketball Head Coach – Temple University)
Gale Sayers (NFL – Chicago Bears)
Rod Smith (NFL – Denver Broncos)
Greg Lloyd (NFL – Pittsburgh Steelers)
Stanley Pritchett, Jr. (NFL – Philadelphia Eagles)
Larry Brown (NFL – Dallas Cowboys)
Earnest Byner (NFL – Cleveland Browns)
Aeneas Williams (NFL – St. Louis Rams)
Jim Marshall (NFL – Minnesota Vikings)
Mike Tomlin (NFL Head Coach – Pittsburgh Steelers)
Kenny Lofton (MLB – Cleveland Indians)
Emmett Ashford (MLB – First Black Umpire)
Dextor Clinkscale (NFL – Dallas Cowboys)
Colin Kaepernick (NFL – San Francisco 49ers)

Entertainment
Ed Bradley * (Reporter, 60 Minutes)
Tavis Smiley (Talk show host, author, political commentator)
John Singleton (Filmmaker)
Cedric The Entertainer (Comedian)
Smokie Norful (Grammy award winning gospel singer and pianist)
Montell Jordan (R&B singer, songwriter and record producer)
Ernest Thomas (Actor, What’s Happening!!)
Whitman Mayo (Actor, Sanford and Son)

Business
Reginald Lewis * (former CEO of TLC Beatrice International)
Michael V. Roberts (Entrepreneur, Chairman & CEO The Roberts Companies)
Robert L. Johnson (founder Black Entertainment Television, Inc.)
Percy E. Sutton (founder Inner City Broadcasting Corp.)
Carl Ware (Senior Vice President, The Coca–Cola Company)
Kwame Jackson (Real estate entrepreneur, founder Legacy Holdings LLC, reality television star)

Politics
Donald Lee Hollowell * (Civil Rights Activist & Attorney)
Dr. Ralph David Abernathy * (Civil Rights Leader, SCLC President)
Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. * (Defense Attorney and Activist)
Thomas Bradley * (Past Grand Polemarch, former Mayor of Los Angeles, CA)
Carl Stokes (First Black Mayor of major US city, Cleveland,OH)
W. Wilson Goode (First Black Mayor of Philadelphia, PA)
Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (U.S. Congressman (D–GA), Member of Congressional Black Caucus)
Rep. Alcee Hastings (U.S. Congressman (D–FL), Senior Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence)
Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (U.S. Congressman (D–MI), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee)
Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (U.S. Congressman (D–MS), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security)

Religion
Rev. Leon Sullivan * (Baptist minister, civil rights leader, and social activist)
Bishop Eddie L. Long (Founder and pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church)
Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III (Social/Political Activist and pastor of The Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York, NY)
Rev. Thurmond Tillman (Pastor of the first Black Baptist church to be established in America – First African Baptist Church of Savannah)

Military
General Daniel “Chappie” James * (General, USAF – first Black 4–star General)
Lieutenant General Russell C. Davis (USAF – Chief, National Guard Bureau)
Lieutenant General Albert J. Edmonds (USAF – Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency)