Prominent Brothers

Prominent Brothers


  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights Activist
  • Julius L. Chambers: NAACP Legal Defense Fund
  • Lester Granger: National Urban League
  • Frederick Douglass: Anti-Slavery Activist
  • W.E.B. Dubois: Writer, Historian, Civil Rights Activist
  • Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.: Civil Rights Activist
  • Thurgood Marshall: Civil Rights Activist, Supreme Court Justice
  • Paul Robeson: Activist, Scholar, Singer, Football Player
  • Dick Gregory: Activist
  • William Gray: United Negro College Fund, Businessman
  • Franklin Williams: Phelps-Stokes Fund


  • James Check: Howard University
  • Thomas W. Cole, Jr.: President, Clark-Atlanta University
  • William B. DeLauder: President, Delaware St. University
  • John Hope Franklin: Historian
  • E. Franklin Frazier: Sociologist
  • Dennis Kimbro: Author
  • Frederick Patterson: Founder, UNCF
  • Dr. Ronald J. Temple: Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago
  • Cornell West: Author
  • Andrew Zawacki: Rhodes Scholar, Author
  • Dr. Raymond W. Cannon: 1st Edition, Sphinx Magazine
  • Norm Francis: President, Xavier University


  • Roscoe Cartwright: General, AUS
  • Samuel Gravel: Admiral, USN
  • Edward Honor: Major General, AUS
  • Fred A. Gorden: Brigadier General
  • Samuel Gravely: Admiral
  • Benjamin Hacker: Rear Admiral
  • Edward Honor: Major General
  • James McCall: Major General


  • Dr. Lessall D. Leffall: President, American College of Surgeons
  • James Comer: Psychologist
  • Garrett Morgan: Inventor, Traffic Signal
  • Louis Sullivan: Secretary of Health and Education
  • Winston Scott: Commander NASA


  • Kwame Kilpatrick: Mayor of Detroit
  • Dennis Archer: former, Mayor of Detroit
  • Richard Arrington: Mayor of Birmingham
  • Willie Brown: Mayor of San Francisco
  • David Dinkins: Former Mayor of New York
  • Rev. Emmanuel Cleaver: Mayor of Kansas City
  • Chaka Fattah: Congressman, Pennsylvania
  • Ernest Finney: South Carolina Supreme Court Justice
  • Earl Hilliard: Congressman, Alabama (7th District)
  • Maynard Jackson: Former Mayor of Atlanta
  • Thurgood Marshall: Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice
  • Earnest “Dutch” Morial: 1st Black Mayor of New Orleans
  • Marc Morial: Mayor of New Orleans
  • Charles Rangel: Congressman, New York (15th District)
  • Robert C. Scott: Congressman, Virginia (3rd District)
  • Andrew Young: Former Mayor of Atlanta


  • Thomas J. Burrell: CEO, Burrell Advertising
  • W. Melvin Brown: CEO, American Development Corp.
  • John H. Johnson: Entrepreneur
  • Delano Lewis: President, National Public Radio
  • Henry Parks: Founder, Parks Sausages, Inc.
  • Joshua Smith: CEO, Maxima Corporation


  • Daryl Bell: Actor
  • Tony Brown: Journalist/Producer
  • Countee Cullen: Poet
  • Duke Ellington: Jazz Musician
  • Donny Hathaway: Musician
  • Eugene Jackson: National Black Network
  • Stuart Scott: ESPN Anchorman
  • Chuck Stone: Philadelphia Daily News
  • Keenan Ivory Wayans: Comedian, Producer


  • Quinn Buckner: Former NBA Player and Coach
  • Wes Chandler: Former NFL Player
  • Todd Day: NBA Player
  • Rosie Greer: Former NFL Player
  • Charles Haley: NFL Player
  • Michael Jackson: NFL Player
  • Carnell Lake: NFL Player
  • Jesse Owens: Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Fritz Pollard: 1st Black Head Coach in the NFL
  • Mike Powell: Track Star
  • Eddie Robinson: Winningest Football Coach in NCAA History
  • Art Shell: Former NFL Player and Coach
  • Wes Unseld: Former NBA Player and Coach
  • Gene Upshaw: President of the NFL Players Association
  • Lenny Wilkens: Winningest Coach in NBA History
  • John “Hot Rod” Williams: Former NBA Player
  • Reggie Williams: Cincinnati Bengals