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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Dillard University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Dillard University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Dillard University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Dillard University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Dillard University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Dillard University.

Items include everything from Garrett Morris to Lou Rawls.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Dillard University?” and “Which celebrities are Dillard University alumni?”

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Coretta Scott King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Coretta Scott King Civil rights activist, Author, Singer

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Andrew Young is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Andrew Young Politician, Film Producer, Screenwriter

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Garrett Morris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Garrett Morris Comedian, Actor, Singer

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Alice Dunbar Nelson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Alice Dunbar Nelson Journalist, Writer

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Ruth Simmons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Ruth Simmons Professor

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Lou Rawls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Lou Rawls Film Score Composer, Musician, Actor

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P. B. S. Pinchback is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
P. B. S. Pinchback Politician, Lawyer

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Beah Richards is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Beah Richards Poet, Author, Actor

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Ellis Marsalis, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Ellis Marsalis, Jr. Pianist, Musician, Teacher

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John Hope Franklin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
John Hope Franklin Historian, Professor, Author

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Leah Chase is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Leah Chase TV chef, Chef

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Marian Wright Edelman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Marian Wright Edelman Activist, Author

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Benjamin Mays is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Benjamin Mays Writer

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Joyce M. Roche is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Joyce M. Roche Businessperson

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John W. E. Bowen, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
John W. E. Bowen, Sr. Professor, Pastor

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Louis Pendleton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Louis Pendleton Businessperson, Politician, Dentist

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Brenda Marie Osbey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni

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Howard Thurman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni

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Samella Lewis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Samella Lewis Artist

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George T. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
George T. Johnson Basketball player

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Khalid Abdul Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni

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Carl E. Stewart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Carl E. Stewart Judge, Lawyer

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Alfredo Ott is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Alfredo Ott Basketball player

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Renée Gill Pratt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Renée Gill Pratt Politician

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Harold Battiste is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni

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Jericho Brown is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Jericho Brown Poet, Writer

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Margie Joseph is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Margie Joseph Songwriter, Singer

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Sherman Copelin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Sherman Copelin Politician

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James W. Ames is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
James W. Ames Physician

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Jimmy Womack is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Jimmy Womack Anesthesiologist

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Robert Frederick Collins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni

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Revius Ortique, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni

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Veronica White is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni

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Alfred Lloyd Norris is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni

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John Harvey Lowery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
John Harvey Lowery Physician

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Ange Tong is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Ange Tong Actor

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Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Young Thug Rapper

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Ciara is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni
Ciara Record producer, Songwriter, Fashion Model

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Rich Homie Quan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Dillard University Alumni