Famous Ques

The Arts

  1. Bro. William "Count" Basie - Internationally known pianist, composer, arranger, and band leader. U.S. Postage Stamp
  2. Bro. Langston Hughes - The Black Poet Laureate, excelled as a poet, playwright, novelist, lyricist, and humorist. U.S. Postage Stamp
  3. Bro. Sterling Brown - Teacher, poet, writer, Professor Emeritus of Literature at Howard University, has a special foundation for folk culture and jazz music.
  4. Bro. Carl Rowan - Syndicated columnist.
  5. Bro. Joe Torry - Comedian, actor.
  6. Bro. Steve Harvey - Comedian, actor.
  7. Bro. William H. "Bill" Cosby - Comedian, author, actor, producer.
  8. Bro. Roland Hayes - Internationally known tenor of the 1920s. Hayes sang in five different languages


  1. Bro. Michael Jordan - Greatest basketball player of all-time.
  2. Bro. De Hart Hubbart - A University of Michigan sprinter; was the first Black person to represent the United States in the Olympic Games (1924).
  3. Bro. Ed "Too Tall" Jones - Outstanding player with the Dallas Cowboys football team.
  4. Bro. Joe Black - An all-time great Brooklyn Dodger baseball pitcher. In 1952, he had the lowest earned-run average in the Major Leagues.
  5. Bro. Charlie Ward - Heisman Trophy winner and NBA basketball player NY Knicks/Houston Rockets.
  6. Bro. Steve "Air" McNair - Outstanding player with the Tennessee Titans.
  7. Bro. Hank Aaron - Home-run King who broke Babe Ruth's record.
  8. Bro. John Salley - NBA basketball player.
  9. Bro. Shaquille O'Neal - Superstar NBA basketball player.
  10. Bro. Jerry Ball - Player with the Oakland Raiders.
  11. Bro. Cedric Maxwell - Outstanding professional basketball player with the Boston Celtics and other teams.
  12. Bro. Leroy Walker - A U.S. Olympic coach (sprinters) for many years.
  13. Bro. Keith Jackson - Outstanding NFL football player.
  14. Bro. Mark Duper - Outstanding NFL football player.
  15. Bro. William Floyd - Big man on the San Francisco 49ers football team.
  16. Bro. David Justice - Outstanding MLB baseball player.


  1. Bro. Earl Graves - Publisher of Black Enterprise magazine.
  2. Bro. Gillard S. Glover - President, Afro-American Life Insurance Company.
  3. Bro. Thurman McKenzie - Co-owner of M and M Products (Sta Soft Fro).
  4. Bro. Otis M. Smith - General Counsel, General Motors Corporation.
  5. Bro. Nathaniel Bronner - Co-owner of Bronner Brothers Beauty Supplies.
  6. Bro. Jesse Hill - President of Atlanta Life Insurance Company.
  7. Bro. William Kennedy III - President of North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company.

Civil Rights

  1. Bro. Rev. Jesse Jackson - Former Director of Operation PUSH; Founder, Rainbow Coalition.
  2. Bro. Grant Reynolds - Played a major role in President Truman's 1948 decision to desegregate the United States Armed Forces.
  3. Bro. James Nabrit - Former Dean of Howard University Law School and former president of Howard University. A leader in the training of the early Civil Rights lawyers.
  4. Bro. Wiley Branton - Attorney of the "Little Rock Nine" and former Dean of Howard University School of Law.
  5. Bro. Roy Wilkins - Long-time Executive Director of the NAACP.
  6. Bro. Benjamin Hooks - Succeeded Bro. Roy Wilkins as Executive Director of the NAACP, the most effective of all civil rights organizations.
  7. Bro. Vernon Jordan - Former Executive Director of the National Urban League.
  8. Bro. Khalid Muhammad


  1. Bro. Dr. Carter G. Woodson - The earliest and most outspoken proponent for the study of Black History. U.S. Postage Stamp.
  2. Bro. Benjamin E. Mays - President Emeritus of Morehouse College, writer and lecturer.
  3. Bro. Herman Dreer - Teacher, minister, writer, and author of The History of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., 1911-1961.


  1. Bro. Lawrence Douglas Wilder - Became Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1990. He also received the Bronze Star for his military heroics in the Korean War.
  2. Bro. William Hastie - First Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  3. Bro. George L.P. Weaver - Former U.S. Secretary of Labor.
  4. Bro. Vernon Jordan
  5. Bro. Robert C. Weaver - First African American to serve on the Presidential Cabinet when he became Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in 1966 under President Franklin Roosevelt.
  6. Bro. Clifford L. Alexander, Jr. - Secretary, Department of the Army.
  7. Bro. Rev. Jesse Jackson - Candidate for the United States Presidency in 1984 and 1988.


  1. Bro. Dr. Ernest Everett Just - Internationally known biologist and professor at Howard University. U.S. Postage Stamp.
  2. Bro. Dr. Charles Drew - Perfected the use of blood plasma; Professor of Surgery at Howard University. U.S. Postage Stamp.
  3. Bro. Percy Julian - Discovered the use of foam to extinguish fires and discovered a method of producing cortisone synthetically. U.S. Postage Stamp.
  4. Bro. Dr. Fred Drew Gregory - Astronaut, graduate of the United States Air Force Academy (pilot).
  5. Bro. Charles Bolden - Astronaut, graduate of the United States Naval Academy (pilot).
  6. Bro. Dr. Ronald E. McNair - Member of Rho Beta Beta. Namesake of Rho Beta Beta Scholarship Fund. Astronaut, M.I.T. graduate, Ph.D. in Physics (civilian).