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

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates in it, like Samuel L. Jackson and Martin Luther King, Jr..

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Morehouse College?” and “Which celebrities are Morehouse College alumni?”
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Samuel L. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 70

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor and film producer. A recipient of critical acclaim and numerous accolades and awards, Jackson is the actor whose films have ...more

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Martin Luther King, Jr. ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Civil rights activist, Writer, Minister of religion

Age: Dec. at 39 (1929-1968)

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 ...more

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Herman Cain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Journalist

Age: 73

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Herman Cain (born December 13, 1945) is an American politician, business executive, syndicated columnist, and Tea Party activist from Georgia. Cain grew up in Georgia and graduated from ...more

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Spike Lee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 61

Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Atlanta

Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee (born March 20, 1957) is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 ...more

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Saul Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Poet, Musician, Actor

Age: 46

Birthplace: USA, New York, Newburgh

Saul Stacey Williams (born February 29, 1972) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, musician, poet, writer, and actor. He is known for his blend of poetry and alternative hip hop, and for ...more

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Maynard Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 65 (1938-2003)

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Dallas

Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. (March 23, 1938 – June 23, 2003) was an American politician and attorney from Georgia, a member of the Democratic Party, and elected in 1973 at the age of 35 as the ...more
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Louis Wade Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Politician, Physician

Age: 85

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

Louis Wade Sullivan (born November 3, 1933) is an active health policy leader, minority health advocate, author, physician, and educator. He served as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of ...more
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Babatunde Olatunji is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Educator, Musician, Choreographer

Age: Dec. at 76 (1927-2003)

Birthplace: Lagos State, Nigeria

Babatunde Olatunji (April 7, 1927 – April 6, 2003) was a Nigerian drummer, educator, social activist, and recording artist.
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Walter E. Massey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Businessperson, Physicist, Educator

Age: 80

Birthplace: Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Walter E. Massey (born April 5, 1938) is an American educator, physicist, and executive. He is president emeritus of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) since 2018 and previously ...more
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Earl F. Hilliard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Earl F. Hilliard Politician

Age: 76

Birthplace: Jefferson County, Birmingham, Area code 205, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more

Earl Frederick Hilliard (born April 9, 1942) is an American politician from the U.S. state of Alabama who served as the U.S. Representative for the state's 7th district.
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Major Owens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Librarian, Politician

Age: Dec. at 77 (1936-2013)

Birthplace: Collierville, Tennessee, United States of America

Major Robert Odell Owens (June 28, 1936 – October 21, 2013) was a New York politician and a prominent member of the Democratic Party who served in the United States House of Representatives from ...more
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George W. Crockett, Jr. ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 88 (1909-1997)

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

George William Crockett Jr. (August 10, 1909 – September 7, 1997) was an African-American attorney, jurist, and congressman from the U.S. state of Michigan. He also served as a national ...more
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Sanford Bishop is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 72

Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States of America

Sanford Dixon Bishop Jr. (born February 4, 1947) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 2nd congressional district, serving since 1993. He is a member of the ...more
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Martin Luther King III ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Activist, Lawyer

Age: 61

Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama

Martin Luther King III (born October 23, 1957) is an American human rights advocate and community activist. As the oldest son and oldest living child of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King ...more
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Julian Bond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Politician, Actor, Writer

Age: 79

Birthplace: Tennessee, Nashville, USA

Horace Julian Bond (January 14, 1940 – August 15, 2015) was an American social activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, politician, professor and writer. While a student at Morehouse ...more

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Kenneth Dunkin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Politician, Social Worker

Age: 45

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Kenneth Dunkin (born February 12, 1966), commonly known as Ken Dunkin, is an American politician. He is currently an appointed member of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Board of ...more
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Bill Nunn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Actor

Age: 65

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

William Goldwyn Nunn III (October 20, 1953 – September 24, 2016) was an American actor known for his roles as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's film Do the Right Thing and Robbie Robertson in the Sam ...more
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Hamilton E. Holmes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Physician

Age: Dec. at 54 (1941-1995)

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

Hamilton E. Holmes (8 July 1941 – 26 October 1995) was an American orthopedic physician. He and Charlayne Hunter-Gault were the first two African-American students admitted to the University of ...more
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David Satcher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Physician

Age: 78

Birthplace: Calhoun County, Contiguous United States, Anniston, United States of America, United States, + more

David Satcher, (born March 2, 1941) is an American physician, and public health administrator. He was a four-star admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and served ...more
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Lerone Bennett, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Historian

Age: 90

Birthplace: Clarksdale, Mississippi

Lerone Bennett Jr. (October 17, 1928 – February 14, 2018) was an African-American scholar, author and social historian, known for his analysis of race relations in the United States. His ...more
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Dale E. Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 60

Dale E. Jones serves as an Executive Vice President for Leadership Development of Revolution LLC. Prior to joining Revolution, He served as Managing Partner of the Chief Executive Officer ...more
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Martin Luther King, Sr. ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Activist, Minister of religion

Age: Dec. at 85 (1899-1984)

Birthplace: Stockbridge, Georgia

Martin Luther King Sr. (born Michael King; December 19, 1899 – November 11, 1984) was an African American Baptist pastor, missionary, and an early figure in the Civil Rights Movement. He was the ...more
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Michael Lomax is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Professor

Age: 71

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Dr. Michael Lucius Lomax (born October 2, 1947 in Los Angeles, California) is, since 2004, the president and chief executive officer of the United Negro College Fund of the United States. Lomax ...more
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Rockmond Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 46

Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States of America

Rockmond Dunbar (born January 11, 1974) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Baines on the NBC series Earth 2, Kenny Chadway on Showtime's Soul Food, and Benjamin Miles ...more
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Jerome Boger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Referee, American Football Official

Age: 64

Jerome Leonard Boger ( BOH-gər; born 1955) is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 2004 NFL season. He wears uniform number 23 since 2006; before that, ...more