Prominent Alphas

Civic Leaders

Dennis Archer – 1st African American President of the American Bar Association (August 2003)
Julius L. Chambers – NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Frederick Douglass – Abolitionist, Scholar
W.E.B. Du Bois – Civil Rights Activist, Philosopher, Writer, Historian
Lester Granger – National Urban League
William Gray – United Negro College Fund, Businessman
Dick Gregory – Social Activist
Charles Hamilton Houston – NAACP Legal Counsel
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Civil Rights Leader, Preacher
Hugh B. Price – Executive Director, National Urban League
Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. – Civil Rights Activist
Paul Robeson – Activist, Scholar, Singer, Former NFL Player
Dr. Cornel West – Harvard Professor, Author, Lecturer
Franklin Williams – Phelps-Stokes Fund
Whitney M. Young, Jr. – Executive Director, National Urban League

Government Leaders

O. Rudolph Aggrey – United States Ambassador to Romania
Richard Arrington – Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama
Thomas V. Barnes – Mayor of Gary, Indiana
Marion S. Barry – Former Mayor of Washington, D.C.
Theodore Berry – Board of the National NAACP
Edward W. Brooke – United States Senator, Massachusetts
Lee P. Brown – Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
Ronald Brown – Former Secretary of Commerce
Willie Brown – Mayor of San Francisco, California (Delta Omicron Chapter)
Reverend Emmanuel Cleaver – Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri
U.W. Clemon – Federal Judge, U.S. District Court
William Coleman – United States Secretary of Transportation
Charles H. Davenport – 1st African American Police Chief, Vicksburg, Mississippi
David Dinkins – Former Mayor of New York,! New York (1989 – 1993)
Chaka Fattah – Congressman, Pennsylvania, 2nd District
Ernest Finney – South Carolina Supreme Court Justice
William H. Gray, III – President & CEO of the United Negro College Fund
Earl Hilliard – Congressman, Alabama, 7th District
Maynard Jackson, Jr. – 1st African American Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia (1973 – 1981 & 1989 -1993)
Harvey Johnson – 1st African American Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi
Sidney A. Jones – Municipal Judge Circuit, Cooke County, Illinois
James A. Joseph – United States Ambassador to South Africa
Damon Keith – District Court Judge, Michigan
Kwame Kilpatrick – Mayor of Detroit, Michigan
Thurgood Marshall – Former United States Supreme Court Justice, Civil Rights Activist
Ralph Metcalf – Congressman, Illinois
Ernest N. Morial – 1st African American Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana (1977 – 1986)
Marc H. Morial – Former Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana (1994 – 2002)
Samuel Pierce, Jr. – Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (1981 – 1989)
Ronald Dellums – Congressman, California, 9th District
Charles Price – Circuit Court Judge, Montgomery County – Maryland
Adan Clayton Powell, Jr. – United States Representative, New York
Charles Rangle – Congressman, New York, 15th District
Norman Rice – 1st African American Mayor of Seattle, Washington (1989 – 1997)
Aubrey Robinson – District Court Judge, Washington D.C.
Eugene Sawyer – Former Mayor of Chicago, Illinois (1987 – 1989)
Robert C. Scott – Congressman, Virginia, 3rd District
Bennett Stewart – United States House of Representatives, Illinois
Gerald Thomas – United States Ambassador to Kenya
Terrance Todman – U.S. Ambassador to Denmark
Lionel Wilson – 1st African American Mayor of Oakland, California (1977 -1989)
Andrew Young, Jr. – Former Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia (1981 – 1990)

Business Leaders

Henry Brown – Vice President of Marketing Affairs & Development for Anheuser-Busch
W. Melvin Brown – CEO, American Development Corporation
Thomas J. Burrell – CEO, Burrell Advertising
John Bustamante – First National Bank Association
Darwin Davis – Equitable Life Insurance
Nathanial Goldston – CEO & Founder, Gourmet Services, Incorporated
Eugene Jackson – CEO, World African Network
Charles James, III – CEO, James Produce
Delano Lewis – President, National Public Radio
Henry Parks – Founder, Parks Sausage, Incorporated
Thomas Shrosphire – Phillip Morris, Incorporated
Donald Simmons – Simmons Oil Company
Hilton Smith – Vice President, Turner Construction
Joshua Smith – CEO, Maxima Corporation
Wayman Smith, III – Anheuser-Busch

Entertainers & Media Figures

Cannonball Adderly – World Famous Jazz Musician
Gerarld Albright – World Famous Jazz Musician
Darryl Bell – Actor, “A Different World”
Tony Brown – Journalist, Television Producer
Countee Cullen – World Famous Poet
Edward “Duke” Ellington – World Famous Jazz Musician
Keith Garrett – Executive, Martin Network Television
Mal Goode – 1st African American Network Television Producer
Marc Gay – Singer of the Musical Group “Shai”
Lionel Hampton – World Famous Jazz Musician
Gary Hardwick – World Renown Film Producer, Writer, & Author
Donny Hathaway – Singer, Musician
Eugene Jackson – National Black Network
Johnson H. Johnson – Publisher, Founder, Johnson Publications, Ebony & Jet Magazine
Carl Martin – Singer of the Musical Group “Shai”
Lionel Richie – Grammy Award Winning Musician
Stewart Scott – ESPN Sportscenter Anchorman
Chuck Stone – Philadelphia Daily News
Darnell Van Rensalier – Singer of the Musical Group “Shai”
Keenon Ivory Wayans – Actor, Comedian, Director, Producer


Walt Bellamy – 1960 Olympic Gold Medalist (Basketball), NBA Hall of Fame
Junior Bridgeman – Former NBA Player
John O. Brown – Former Dillard University Basketball Coach
Quinn Buckner – Former NBA Player & Coach, 1976 Olympic Gold Medalist (Basketball), Sports Analyst
Wes Chandler – Former NFL Player
Greg Coleman – 1st African American NFL Punter
Todd Day – Former NBA Player
Wayne Embry – First African American NBA General Manager, NBA Hall Of Fame
Rosie Greer – Former NFL Player
Charles Haley – Former NFL Player
Michael Jackson – Former NFL Player
Dhani Jones – NFL Player, Philadelphia Eagles
Carnell Lake – Former NFL Player
Michael Merriweather – Former NFL Player