Charlie Ward – 1993 Heisman Trophy winner and former NBA guard
Jerry Ball – 3 time Pro Bowler and former NFL defensive lineman.
Dr. Robert “Whirlwind” Johnson – considered to be the Godfather of Black Tennis, he accomplished a long list of achievements both on and off the court.
Jessie Hill – President of Atlanta Life Insurance Company.
Earl Graves – Chairman and CEO of Black Enterprise Magazine.
Therman McKenzie – Former Co-Owner of M & M Products (Sta Soft Fro).
Nathaniel Bronner – Co-Owner of Bronner Brothers Beauty.
Byron E. Lewis, Sr. – Founder and Chairman Emeritus, UniWorld Group, Inc. Now in its 44th year of a successful business operation, UniWorld is the nation’s oldest surviving multicultural advertising company.
Grant Reynolds – Played a major role in President Truman’s 1948 decision to desegregate the United States Armed Forces.
James Nabrit – Former Dean of the Howard University Law School and former president of Howard University. A leader in the training of the early Civil Rights lawyers.
Roy Wilkins – Long-time Executive Director of the NAACP.
Jesse Jackson- Former Director of Operation PUSH; Founder, National Rainbow Coalition.
Vernon Jordan – Noted Attorney and Former Executive Director of the National Urban League.
Ernest Green – Civil Rights Activist – Little Rock 9
Benjamin Hooks – Succeeded Roy Wilkins as Executive Director of the NAACP, the most effective of all civil rights organizations.
Wiley Branton – Attorney of the “Little Rock Nine” and former Dean of Howard University School of Law.
Oliver Hill – Civil Rights attorney whose work against racial discrimination helped end the doctrine of “separate but equal”. 1999 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient.
Bayard Rustin – Civil rights organizer and activist and leader for Social movements. He organized the Freedom Rides and served as an organizer for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.