List of Morehouse College alumni
Morehouse College is a private, four-year, all-male, historically black college in Atlanta, Georgia. During enrollment at the college students are known as "Men of Morehouse." Upon graduation, alumni are ceremoniously initiated as lifetime "Morehouse Men."
See also Morehouse College alumni.
- 1 Academia
- 2 Business
- 3 Entertainment
- 4 Government, law, and public policy
- 5 Journalist and media personalities
- 6 Literature
- 7 Military service
- 8 Religion
- 9 Science and medicine
- 10 Service and social reform
- 11 Sports
- 12 Others
- 13 Notable faculty
- 14 References
|Mordecai Wyatt Johnson||1911||first African-American president of Howard University|||
|Russell L Adams||1952||Chair, Department Afro-American Studies, Howard University (1971-2005); Professor Emeritus, Howard University|
|Benjamin Brawley||1901||first Dean of Morehouse College|
|Robert E. Johnson||1982||first African-American president of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Becker College|||
|Calvin O. Butts||1972||President, SUNY College at Old Westbury; Pastor, Abyssinian Baptist Church|||
|Ronald L. Carter||1971||President, Johnson C. Smith University; former Dean of Students Boston University and the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa|
|Hakim J. Lucas||1999||13th President of Virginia Union University|||
|Charles D. Churchwell||1952||former Dean of Library Services at Washington University in St. Louis; Brown University and Miami University (OH)|
|James A. Colston||1932||2nd President, Bethune-Cookman University; President Knoxville College; President Savannah State University; 2nd President, Bronx Community College|
|Samuel DuBois Cook||1948||first Black Professor Emeritus and Trustee Emeritus at Duke University; President, Dillard University 1974-1997|
|Guy C. Craft||1951||former Dean of Library Services at Chicago State University; former Library Director at Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center and former Interim Dean of the School of Library and Information Studies at Clark Atlanta University|
|Kevin Rome||1989||16th president of Fisk University and 19th president of Lincoln University|||
|Abraham L. Davis||1961||Distinguished Professor and Chair, Political Science Department, Morehouse College|
|Albert W. Dent||1926||President of Dillard University, Chief Executive of Flint-Goodridge Hospital, advocate for education and healthcare of impoverished people|
|James C. Early||1969||Distinguished Director of Cultural Heritage Policy at the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Washington, D.C.|||
|Eddie Glaude||1989||Chair, Center for African American Studies and Professor at Princeton University; guest contributor: The Tavis Smiley Show|||
|Marshall Grigsby||1968||former President of Benedict College and former Vice President, Provost and CEO of Hampton University|
|William E. Holmes||former President of Central City College, faculty of the Atlanta Baptist Institute for 25 years.|
|John Hopps, Jr.||1958||former Director of the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory and Distinguished Physics Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; recipient of the Materials Advancement Award|
|David Jones||1983||Vice President of Human Resources, Stanford University|
|Walter J. Leonard||former Assistant Dean Harvard Law School; former President of Fisk University; two fellowships are named in his honor at Oxford University|||
|James Nabrit, Jr.||1923||Second African-American president of Howard University and former Deputy United Nations Ambassador|
|Calvin Mackie||1990||former Professor of Engineering, Tulane University; winner of the 2003 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering; Black Engineer of the Year for College Level Educators|
|Walter E. Massey||1958||President, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; former Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago; former Dean of the College of Physics at Brown University; former Provost of the University of California System; President Emeritus at Morehouse College|
|Richard McKinney||1931||first African American President of Storer College; former Dean at Virginia Union University and Morgan State University|
|Richard J. Powell||1975||Distinguished Professor of Art History at Duke University; editor-in-chief, the Art Bulletin; Wilbur Lucius Cross Medalist, Yale University Alumni of the Year Award|||
|Ronald S. Sullivan Jr.||1989||First African American Faculty Dean, Harvard College. Professor, Harvard Law School and Director of the Criminal Justice Inst. at Harvard Law; legal analyst CNN, Fox News|
|James F. Williams||current Dean of Libraries University of Colorado at Boulder, 2002 Melvil Dewey Medal recipient|
|Charles V. Willie||1948||Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Harvard University Graduate School of Education|
|John S. Wilson, Jr.||1979||Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities; former Assistant Provost at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology|||
|Nathaniel H. Bronner, Sr.||1940||founder and former CEO, Bronner Bros., which is also the publisher of Upscale Magazine|
|Ronald D. Brown||former CEO, Atlanta Life Financial Group, Inc|
|Herman Cain||1967||former CEO, Godfather's Pizza|||
|Emmett Carson||1981||CEO and President, Silicon Valley Community Foundation|
|James W. Compton||1961||Board of Directors, Ariel Investments, Inc.; retired President and CEO, Chicago Urban League|
|Reginald E. Davis||1984||President, RBC Bank, former Senior Executive, Wachovia; named one the "75 Most Powerful African-Americans in Corporate America" by Black Enterprise magazine|
|Paul Q. Judge||1998||noted entrepreneur and scholar|||
|Russell Ewing||1991||Executive Director, SEI Investments Company|
|Dale E. Jones||1982||Vice Chair, Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.|
|Robert L. Mallett||1979||former Vice President, Pfizer Corporation, President Pfizer Foundation/Member of Accordia Global Health Foundation’s Board of Directors|||
|Walter E. Massey||1958||former Chairman, Bank of America; former Director of the National Science Foundation|
|Kent Matlock||1986||CEO of Matlock Advertising & Public Relations|
|John W. Mims||1982||Sr. Vice President Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide|
|Arthur E. Johnson||1968||former President and COO, Lockheed Martin I&SS, and President, IBM, FSC Division|
|Rufus H. Rivers||1986||Managing Director, RLJ Equity Partners, Board of Directors: Thomas & Betts, the National Association of Investment Companies (NAIC)|
|Robert T. Ross||1981||Director, NJ Wealth Management Banking at Merrill Lynch|
|Maceo K. Sloan||1971||Chair and CEO NCM Capital Management Group; Chair and CEO Sloan Financial Group, Inc., Board of Directors, SCANA Corporation|
|Karim Webb||American restaurateur|||
|Vern Perry||1994||Co-Head of Strategic Partners|
Film, television and theatre
|Samuel L. Jackson||1972||actor|||
|Kevin A. Ross||1985||host/producer of daytime syndication legal show America's Court with Judge Ross|
|Stu James||1989||Broadway and television actor; Color Purple, Dreamgirls, All My Children, General Hospital|||
|Erik King||1985||actor, Dexter|
|Spike Lee||1979||film director and producer|||
|Seith Mann||1995||television director: The Wire, Grey's Anatomy; winner of the NAACP Image Award|
|Bill G. Nunn III||1976||actor, School Daze, Mo Better Blues, New Jack City|||
|Avery O Williams||1986||screenwriter; Notes In A Minor Key, Re-Directing Eddie|||
|Fonzworth Bentley||1997||well-known media personality|
|Rockmond Dunbar||actor, Soul Food, Girlfriends|
|Brian Tyree Henry||2004||actor, Atlanta (TV series)|
Government, law, and public policy
|Nate Bennett-Fleming||2007||shadow U.S. Representative for the District of Columbia|||
|Sanford Bishop||1968||U.S. Congressman (Georgia)|||
|John Brewer||1989||Associate Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Services and General Sales Manager, United States Department of Agriculture|||
|James H. Shelton III||1989||former Deputy Secretary of Education for the United States|||
|Julius E. Coles||1964||former U.S. Ambassador to Senegal; former President of Africare|
|George Haley||1949||former Chair U.S. Postal Rate Commission and Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana; brother of Alex Haley|||
|James L. Hudson||1961||Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Chair, National Capitol Revitalization Corporation Board|||
|Earl F. Hilliard||1964||former U.S. Congressman (Alabama)|||
|John Hopps Jr.||1958||former Deputy Under Secretary United States Department of Defense|||
|Howard E. Jeter||1970||former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria; former U.S. Ambassador to Botswana|
|Robert L. Mallett||1979||former Deputy Secretary of Commerce U.S. Department of Commerce; VP Pfizer Corporation, President Pfizer Foundation|||
|James Nabrit, Jr.||1923||former Deputy U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; second African American President of Howard University|||
|Major Owens||1956||U.S. Congressman (New York)|||
|Cedric Richmond||1995||U.S. Congressman (Louisiana)|
|David Satcher||1963||16th U.S. Surgeon General, former president of Morehouse School of Medicine|||
|Joel Secundy||1993||Deputy Assistant Secretary, Service Industries, International Trade Administrations, United States Department of Commerce|||
|Louis W. Sullivan||1954||former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services and current President Emeritus of Morehouse School of Medicine|||
|Horace T. Ward||1927||first African American to challenge the racially discriminatory practices at the UGA School of Law; first African-American to be appointed to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia;former member of the Georgia Senate|||
|Julian Bond||1971||civil rights leader, former Georgia state representative and Chairman of the NAACP|||
|Terrance Carroll||1992||Speaker, Colorado House of Representatives|
|Kenneth Dunkin||1989||Illinois House of Representatives|
|Jimmy Harris||member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for New Orleans since 2016|||
|Leroy Johnson||1949||Senator; first African American elected to the Georgia General Assembly since Reconstruction|||
|John Monds||1987||Highest number of votes received by any Libertarian candidate ever|||
|Frank Peterman||1985||Florida House of Representatives|
|Bakari Sellers||2005||Youngest member elected to the South Carolina General Assembly|||
|Sebastian Ridley-Thomas||2009||California State Assembly|
|Andre Thapedi||1990||Illinois House of Representatives|
|Perry Thurston Jr.||1982||Florida House of Representatives|
|S. Howard Woodson||1942||Bachelor of Divinity Morehouse School of Religion; former Speaker, New Jersey General Assembly|
Judges and lawyers
Journalist and media personalities
|Lerone Bennett, Jr.||1949||senior editor for the Johnson Publishing Group (JET, Ebony); author of Before the Mayflower|
|Sanford Biggers||1993||artist, professor Columbia University School of the Arts|
|Thomas Dent||1952||writer and poet; author of Magnolia Street|||
|Jefferson Grisby||1938||author, artist; NAACP Man of the Year Award; first African American to publish a book for collegiate art teachers|||
|Miles Marshall Lewis||1993||pop culture critic, essayist, and author|
|Harrison N. Bouey||1873||pastor and missionary|
|Amos C. Brown||1964||Pastor, Third Baptist Church of San Francisco; President, San Francisco branch of NAACP|||
|M. William Howard, Jr.||1968||Pastor Bethany Baptist Church, former President, New York Theological Seminary; Chair, Rutgers University Board of Governors|||
|Thomas Kilgore, Jr.||1931||civil rights pioneer and Pastor Emeritus, Second Baptist Church; a building is named in his honor on the Morehouse campus|||
|Otis Moss, Jr.||1956||pastor and theologian|
|Otis Moss III||1992||Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ; listed on the Root 100|||
|Kelly Miller Smith||1942||assistant dean, Vanderbilt University Divinity School (circa 1970s-1980s)|
|Keith L. Somerville||1992||Founding Pastor, One Life United Methodist Church|
|Howard Thurman||1923||renowned theologian; Dean of Chapel Boston University|
|Frederick B. Williams||Canon of the Church of the Intercession in Harlem, New York (1971-2005)|
Science and medicine
|Hamilton Holmes||1963||desegregated the University of Georgia (along with Charlayne Hunter); attended Morehouse before transferring to UGA|||
|Martin Luther King Jr.||1948||leader of the Civil Rights Movement and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; delivered the historic "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington 1963|||
|Howard Zehr||1965||grandfather of Restorative Justice; 2006 winner of the Community of Christ Peace Award; first white student to attend Morehouse|
|Shaun King (activist)||2002||civil rights activist, entrepreneur and senior justice writer for the New York Daily News|
|Edwin Moses||1978||Olympic gold medalist|||
|Donn Clendenon||1956||New York Mets Outfielder and 1969 World Series MVP|
|Jerome Boger||current referee and umpire in the NFL (National Football League); former quarterback for the Morehouse Tigers football team|
|Caesar "Zip" Gayles||1924||former head football coach and former head basketball coach at Langston University, member of SWAC Hall of Fame and NAIA Basketball Hall of Fame|||
|David Graham||1982||DE, Seattle Seahawks 1982-1987|||
|Ramon Harewood||2010||OL, Baltimore Ravens 2010|||
|Issac Keys||LB, Arizona Cardinals 2004-2005|||
|John David Washington||2006||RB, St. Louis Rams 2006, all-time leading rusher at Morehouse; RB in the UFL; son of Oscar Award-winning actor Denzel Washington|
|Na'im Akbar||Psychology||author, Breaking the Chains and Images of Psychological Slavery|
|Amalia Amaki||History||modern and contemporary artist|
|Clayborne Carson||History||Executive Director, Martin Luther King Jr. Collection; professor, Stanford University|
|Lawrence Edward Carter||Religion||Dean, Martin Luther King Chapel; Fulbright Scholar; founder of the Gandhi-King-Ikeda Community Builders Prize|
|Claude B. Dansby||Mathematics||chair, Mathematics Dept.|
|Louis Delsarte||Fine Arts||painter, muralist|
|E. Franklin Frazier||Sociology||author, Black Bourgeoisie|
|Kemper Harreld||Music||established the Morehouse College Glee Club|
|J.K. Haynes||Biology||Chair, Biology Department; New York Academy of Science; Who's Who in Science and Engineering; Who's Who Among America's Teachers; Visiting Scholar, Brown University|
|John Hope||President||first black president of Morehouse|
|John Hopps, Jr.||Physics||former Director, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, MIT|
|Edward A. Jones||Foreign Language||author, A Candle In The Dark: A History of Morehouse College|
|Frederick E. Mapp||Mathematics||F.E. Mapp Science & Math Symposium|
|Benjamin E. Mays||President||mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr.; established the institutions international academic reputation and gave rise to the Morehouse Mystique|
|Henry Cecil McBay||Chemistry||winner of the Norton Prize in Chemistry, the Norris Award, and the Herty Award for Outstanding Contributions in Chemistry; first MLK Visiting Scholar at MIT|
|Charles Wilbert Snow||Political Science||diplomat|
|Harriet J. Walton||Mathematics||"Mother Walton" was a UNCF Dana Fellow; Who's Who Men and Women of Science (1974); Who's Who of American Women (1974); Outstanding Educators of America (1971)|
|Samuel Woodrow Williams||Philosophy and Religion||Baptist minister, civil rights activist|||
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