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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Dunbar High School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Dunbar High School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Dunbar High School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Dunbar High School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Dunbar High School 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 Dunbar High School.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including Tupac Shakur and Jennifer Hudson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Dunbar High School?” and “Which celebrities are Dunbar High School alumni?”

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Mr. T is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Wrestler, Bodyguard, Actor Mr. T is an American actor known for his roles as B. A. Baracus in the 1980s television series The A-Team, as boxer Clubber Lang in the 1982 film Rocky III, and for his appearances as a ...more

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Jennifer Hudson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Spokesperson, Actor, Singer Jennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place. As an actress, she ...more

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Charles R. Drew is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Researcher, Physician, Surgeon Charles Richard Drew was an American physician, surgeon, and medical researcher. He researched in the field of blood transfusions, developing improved techniques for blood storage, and applied ...more

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Lou Rawls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Film Score Composer, Musician, Actor Louis Allen "Lou" Rawls was an American recording artist, voice actor, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his singing ability: Frank Sinatra once said that Rawls had ...more

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Robert C. Weaver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Robert Clifton Weaver served as the first United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1966 to 1968. He was the first African American to hold a cabinet-level position in the ...more

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Eleanor Holmes Norton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Lawyer Eleanor Holmes Norton is a Delegate to the United States Congress representing the District of Columbia. As a non-voting member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Norton may serve on ...more

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Edward Brooke is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Edward William Brooke III was an American Republican politician. In 1966, he became the first African American popularly elected to the United States Senate. No other senator of African heritage ...more

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Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Social activist, Lawyer Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, born Sadie Tanner Mossell, was the first African-American woman to receive a PhD. in the United States, the first woman to receive a law degree from the ...more

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Daequan Cook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Basketball player Daequan Cook is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for SPO Rouen Basket of the LNB Pro A. He was taken 21st overall in the 2007 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers ...more

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Vernon Davis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
American football player Vernon Leonard Davis is an American football tight end for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was drafted in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the 49ers. Upon ...more

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Oliver Hill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Politician, Actor, Lawyer Oliver Hill was an actor.

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Elizabeth Catlett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Artist Elizabeth Catlett was an African-American graphic artist and sculptor best known for her depictions of the African-American experience in the 20th century, which often had the female experience ...more

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Walter E. Fauntroy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Pastor Walter Edward Fauntroy is the former pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and a civil rights activist. He is also a former delegate to the United States Congress and was ...more

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George Faison is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Choreographer, Dancer George Faison is a dancer and choreographer.

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Barbara Acklin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Songwriter, Singer Barbara Jean Acklin was an American soul singer and songwriter, who was most successful in the 1960s and 1970s. Her biggest hit as a singer was "Love Makes a Woman". As a songwriter, ...more

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Sterling Allen Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Professor, Writer Sterling Allen Brown was an African-American professor, author of works on folklore, poet and literary critic. He studied chiefly black culture of the Southern United States and was a full ...more

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Wesley A. Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Wesley A. Brown Wesley Anthony Brown was the first African American graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Maryland. He served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War and served in the U.S. Navy from ...more

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Jean Toomer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Novelist, Writer Jean Toomer was an American poet and novelist and an important figure of the Harlem Renaissance and modernism. His first book Cane, published in 1923, is considered by many to be his most ...more

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Evelyn Boyd Granville is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Mathematician, Scientist Evelyn Boyd Granville was one of the first African-American women to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics; she earned it in 1949 from Yale University.

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Vincent C. Gray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Vincent C. Gray Politician Vincent Condol Gray is an American politician who served as the seventh Mayor of the District of Columbia. He served one term, from 2011 to 2015, losing his bid for reelection in the Democratic ...more

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Vontae Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
American football player Vontae O. Davis is an American football cornerback for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins with the 25th overall pick in the 2009 NFL ...more

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Eva Beatrice Dykes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Eva Beatrice Dykes was the first black American woman to fulfill the requirements for a doctoral degree, and the third to be awarded a PhD.

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William Montague Cobb is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Dr. William Montague Cobb was a pioneering 20th-century physical anthropologist. As the first African American to earn a Ph.D in anthropology, and the only one until after the Korean War, his ...more

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Vantile Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Dunbar High School Alumni
Vantile Whitfield Production Designer, Television director, Actor Vantile Whitfield is an actor and director.