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

Leroy Keith Jr. ’61

President Emeritus, Morehouse College; Chairman of the Board, Carson Products; former President, Morehouse College

Thomas Kilgore Jr. ’31

Pastor Emeritus, Second Baptist Church

Martin Luther King Jr. ’48*

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and civil rights leader

Shelton “Spike” Lee ’79

Filmmaker and President, 40 Acres & A Mule

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

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

Charles David “C.D.” Moody ’78

President and CEO, Moody Construction

Edwin C. Moses ’78

Olympic gold medalist and financial consultant

Otis Moss Jr. ’56

Pastor, Olivet Institutional Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio; 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

Retired U.S. congressman (New York)

Roderic I. Pettigrew ’72

Physician and nuclear physicist, National Institutes of Health

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

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

First African-American Rhodes Scholar from a historically black college or university

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

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