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Famous Morehouse College Alumni

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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?”
  • 1

    Samuel L. Jackson

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Alternative NameSamuel L. Jackson, Samuel Jackson

    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 made the...  more

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  • 2

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Civil rights activist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 39 (1929-1968)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, 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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  • 3

    Herman Cain

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, USA

    Herman Cain (December 13, 1945 – July 30, 2020) was an American business executive, syndicated columnist, and Tea Party activist. Cain grew up in Georgia and graduated from Morehouse College with a...  more

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    #48 of 107 Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With#113 of 302 The Most Influential Politicians in American History

  • 4

    Spike Lee

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    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 films since...  more

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  • 5

    Saul Williams

    Poet, Musician


    BirthplaceNewburgh, New York, United States of America

    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 his...  more
  • 6

    Maynard Jackson

    Businessperson, Politician

    AgeDec. at 65 (1938-2003)

    BirthplaceTexas, Dallas, Contiguous United States, Area code 972, United States of America

    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 first...  more
  • 7

    Louis Wade Sullivan

    Politician, Physician


    BirthplaceAtlanta, 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 Health...  more
  • 8

    Babatunde Olatunji

    Educator, Musician

    AgeDec. at 75 (1927-2003)

    BirthplaceLagos State, Nigeria

    Babatunde Olatunji (April 7, 1927 – April 6, 2003) was a Nigerian drummer, educator, social activist, and recording artist. ...  more
  • 9

    Walter E. Massey

    Businessperson, Physicist


    BirthplaceHattiesburg, 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 served...  more
  • 10

    Earl F. Hilliard



    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, United States of America

    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....  more
  • 11

    Major Owens

    Librarian, Politician

    AgeDec. at 77 (1936-2013)

    BirthplaceCollierville, 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 1983...  more
  • 12

    AgeDec. at 88 (1909-1997)

    BirthplaceJacksonville, 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
  • 13

    Sanford Bishop

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceMobile County, Ben May Main Library, Contiguous United States, United States of America, Area code 251

    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
  • 14

    Martin Luther King III

    Activist, Lawyer


    BirthplaceMontgomery, 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 Jr....  more
  • 15

    Julian Bond

    Politician, Actor

    AgeDec. at 75 (1940-2015)

    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee, 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 College...  more

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  • 16

    Kenneth Dunkin

    Politician, Social Worker


    BirthplaceChicago, 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
  • 17

    AgeDec. at 62 (1953-2016)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, 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 Raimi...  more
  • 18

    AgeDec. at 54 (1941-1995)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, 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
  • 19

    David Satcher



    BirthplaceCalhoun County, Contiguous United States, Anniston, United States of America, United States

    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 as...  more
  • 20

    Lerone Bennett, Jr.

    Editor, Journalist


    BirthplaceClarksdale, 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 best-known...  more
  • 21

    Dale E. Jones



    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 Practice of...  more
  • 22

    Martin Luther King, Sr.

    Activist, Minister of religion

    AgeDec. at 84 (1899-1984)

    BirthplaceStockbridge, 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
  • 23

    Michael Lomax



    BirthplaceLos 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 is...  more
  • 24

    Rockmond Dunbar

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceBerkeley, 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 "C-Note"...  more
  • 25

    Jerome Boger

    Referee, American Football Official


    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, he...  more
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