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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including W.E.B. Du Bois and Marion Barry.

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

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W.E.B. Du Bois is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
W.E.B. Du Bois Editor, Journalist, Historian

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Ida B. Wells is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Ida B. Wells Journalist, Women's rights activist

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Otis Boykin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Otis Boykin Inventor, Engineer

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Charles Diggs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Charles Diggs Politician

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Alcee Hastings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Alcee Hastings Judge, Politician

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James Weldon Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
James Weldon Johnson Poet, Novelist, Author

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Marion Barry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Marion Barry Politician, Actor

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Julius Lester is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Julius Lester Musician, Author, Writer

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Nikki Giovanni is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Nikki Giovanni Activist, Poet, Professor

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

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David Levering Lewis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
David Levering Lewis Biographer, Historian, Professor

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Mathew Knowles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Mathew Knowles Record producer, Businessperson, Film Producer

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Percy Lavon Julian is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Percy Lavon Julian Chemist, Professor, Scientist

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Lil Hardin Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Lil Hardin Armstrong Arranger, Jazz Pianist, Musician

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Victor O. Frazer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Victor O. Frazer Politician

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William L. Dawson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni

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Hazel R. O'Leary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Hazel R. O'Leary Politician

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Nella Larsen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Nella Larsen Nurse, Novelist, Writer

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Wade H. McCree is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Wade H. McCree Judge, Lawyer

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W. C. Handy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
W. C. Handy Songwriter, Musician, Bandleader

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Constance Baker Motley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Constance Baker Motley Judge, Lawyer

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Jimmie Lunceford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Jimmie Lunceford Saxophonist, Musician, Bandleader

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Aaron Douglas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Aaron Douglas Artist

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Mandisa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Mandisa Music artist, Singer

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Etta Zuber Falconer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Etta Zuber Falconer Mathematician

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George Padmore is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni

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Sylvia del Villard is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Sylvia del Villard

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Johnny Dunn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Johnny Dunn Trumpeter

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Melvin B. Tolson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Melvin B. Tolson Poet, Politician, Journalist

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Lewis Wade Jones is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Lewis Wade Jones

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St. Elmo Brady is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
St. Elmo Brady Chemist

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Tom Wilson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Tom Wilson Record producer

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Undine Smith Moore is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Undine Smith Moore Composer

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Charles H. Wesley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Charles H. Wesley Historian, Author, Writer

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John Wesley Work III is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
John Wesley Work III Musician, Composer

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Cora Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Cora Brown Politician

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Kym Whitley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Kym Whitley Comedian, Film Producer, Actor

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Rachel B. Noel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Rachel B. Noel Politician

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Robert James is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Robert James American football player

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Bobby William Austin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Bobby William Austin Professor, Writer

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Theo Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Theo Mitchell Politician, Lawyer

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Mary Frances Berry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Mary Frances Berry Historian, Professor

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J.O. Patterson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
J.O. Patterson, Jr. Bishop, Pastor, Legislator

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Robert McFerrin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Robert McFerrin Actor, Singer

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Louis George Gregory is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Louis George Gregory

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Venida Evans is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Venida Evans Actor

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Frank Yerby is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Frank Yerby Novelist, Writer

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John Lewis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
John Lewis Politician, Writer

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Roland Hayes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Roland Hayes Singer

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Helen Phillips is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Fisk University Alumni
Helen Phillips Singer