The longest-running sideline reporter in the National Basketball Association and the National Football League (1984- ).
Pam Oliver Florida A&M UiversityNBA/NFL Veteran Sideline Reporter
The longest-sitting university president in the U.S. (1968-)…more than five decades as an administrator.
Dr. Norman Francis Xavier UniversityPresident
Former Negro League player who became the first full-time commissioner of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) in 1970 and the Eastern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (EIAC) from 1996-2006.
Ken A. Free, Sr. North Carolina A&T UniversityFormer Commissioner
One of the most successful and visible personal injury and medical malpractice lawyers in the United States.
Willie Gary Shaw UniversityAttorney
Served as Commander, Joint Task Force Katrina. Honored with the Omar N. Bradley "Spirit of Independence Award" for his leadership in the recovery of New Orleans.
Russel L. Honore Southern A&M CollegeLt. General, US Army, ret.
Founder, CEO of the largest minority-owned real estate and construction business in the United States.
Herman J. RussellTuskegee Institute H.J. Russell & Company
The first African-American woman to charter a bank in the United States (The St. Luke Penny Savings Bank in Richmond, VA. ).
Maggie L. WalkerVA Union (Honorary) President
Author, poet, anthropologist, and filmmaker. A central figure of the Harlem Renaissance and pioneer member, Zeta Phi Beta sorority.
Zora Neale HurstonBethune-Cookman/Howard University
The inventor of the Cellular phone. The first African-American to receive a Ph.D in Nuclear Engineering.
Henry Sampson, Jr., Ph.DMorehouse/Purdue/Cal Nuclear Engineer/Inventor
Founder, the Atlanta Daily World newspaper, the first successful black newspaper in the U.S.
WIlliam A. ScottMorehouse College Founder/Publisher
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