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

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

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Sean Combs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Sean Combs Fashion designer, Record producer, Songwriter

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Thurgood Marshall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Thurgood Marshall Judge, Politician, Jurist

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Elijah Cummings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Elijah Cummings Politician

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Phylicia Rashād is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Phylicia Rashād Theatre Director, Actor, Voice acting

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Taraji P. Henson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Taraji P. Henson Actor, Singer

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Omarosa Manigault is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Omarosa Manigault Businessperson, Actor, TV Personality

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Ossie Davis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Ossie Davis Activist, Poet, Screenwriter

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Michael Blakey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Michael Blakey Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer

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Ananda Lewis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Ananda Lewis Activist, Talk show host, VJ

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Ambre Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Ambre Anderson Fashion Model, Model, Actor

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Toni Morrison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Toni Morrison Editor, Poet, Professor

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Meshell Ndegeocello is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Meshell Ndegeocello Bassist, Record producer, Songwriter

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Andrew Young is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Andrew Young Politician, Film Producer, Screenwriter

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Patricia Roberts Harris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni

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Ralph Bunche is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Ralph Bunche Diplomat, Political Science

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Zora Neale Hurston is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Zora Neale Hurston Anthropologist, Novelist, Author

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Alcee Hastings is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Alcee Hastings Judge, Politician

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Lance Gross is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Lance Gross Model, Actor

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Douglas Wilder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Douglas Wilder Politician, Lawyer

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Patricia Bath is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Patricia Bath Physician, Ophthalmology

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Isaiah Washington is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Isaiah Washington Soldier, Film Producer, Actor

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Paul Laurence Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Paul Laurence Dunbar Poet, Novelist, Writer

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Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni

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Johari Abdul-Malik is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni

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Thomas Sowell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Thomas Sowell Journalist, Professor, Author

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Safiya Songhai is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Safiya Songhai Television producer, Presenter, Film Director

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David Dinkins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
David Dinkins Politician, Teacher

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Edward Brooke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Edward Brooke Politician, Lawyer

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Mike Espy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Mike Espy Politician

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Roxie Roker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Roxie Roker Actor

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Houston A. Baker, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni

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Carla Hall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Carla Hall Chef

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Laz Alonso is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Laz Alonso Businessperson, Actor, Banker

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Virginia Capers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni

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C. Anthony Muse is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni

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Amii Stewart is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Amii Stewart Singer

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Sharon Pratt Kelly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Sharon Pratt Kelly Politician, Lawyer

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Carl Anderson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Carl Anderson Actor, Singer

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Walter Lincoln Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni

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Marjorie Lee Browne is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Marjorie Lee Browne Mathematician, Professor

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Kelly Miller is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Kelly Miller Mathematician, Professor, Newspaper

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Bill Bell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Bill Bell Politician, Electrical engineer

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Daniel G. Hill is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Daniel G. Hill Sociologist, Historian, Civil servant

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Charlene Drew Jarvis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Charlene Drew Jarvis Politician, Researcher, Psychologist

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Gregory Meeks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Gregory Meeks Politician

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Lori Stokes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Lori Stokes Journalist, Newsreader, TV Journalist

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Walter Washington is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Walter Washington Politician, Lawyer

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Adrian Fenty is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Adrian Fenty Politician, Consultant, Lawyer

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James W. Holley, III is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
James W. Holley, III Politician, Dentist

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Percy Lavon Julian is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Howard University Alumni
Percy Lavon Julian Chemist, Professor, Scientist