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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.

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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
Samuel L. Jackson Television producer, Film Producer, Actor Samuel Leroy Jackson is an American actor and film producer. He achieved prominence and critical acclaim in the early 1990s with films such as Jungle Fever, Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, ...more

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Martin Luther King, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil rights activist, Writer, Minister of religion Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr., January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for ...more

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Herman Cain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Herman Cain Businessperson, Politician, Journalist Herman Cain is an American author, business executive, radio host, syndicated columnist, and Tea Party activist from Georgia. He was a candidate for the 2012 U.S. Republican Party presidential ...more

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Spike Lee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Spike Lee Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Shelton Jackson "Spike" Lee is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983. ...more

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Saul Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Saul Williams Poet, Musician, Actor Saul Stacey Williams is an American singer, musician, poet, writer, and actor. He is known for his blend of poetry and alternative hip hop, and for his lead roles in the 1998 film Slam and ...more

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Maynard Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Maynard Jackson Businessperson, Politician, Lawyer Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr., was an American politician, a member of the Democratic Party, and the first African American mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, serving three terms.

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Louis Wade Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Louis Wade Sullivan Politician, Physician Louis Wade Sullivan 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 and Human Services ...more

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Babatunde Olatunji is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Babatunde Olatunji Educator, Musician, Choreographer Babatunde Olatunji 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
Walter E. Massey Businessperson, Physicist, Educator Walter E. Massey is an educator, physicist, and business executive. He is the current president of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and chair of the Association of Independent Colleges ...more

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Earl F. Hilliard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Earl F. Hilliard Politician Earl Frederick Hilliard is a politician from the U.S. state of Alabama.

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Major Owens is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Major Owens Librarian, Politician Major Robert Odell Owens was a New York politician and a prominent member of the Democratic Party who served in the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 2007, representing the ...more

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George W. Crockett, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
George W. Crockett, Jr. Politician George William Crockett Jr. was an African-American attorney, jurist, and congressman from the U.S. state of Michigan. He also served as a national vice-president of the National Lawyers Guild ...more

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Sanford Bishop is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Sanford Bishop Politician, Lawyer Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr. is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 2nd congressional district, serving since 1993. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is located in the ...more

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Martin Luther King III is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Martin Luther King III Activist, Lawyer Martin Luther King III, or MLK3 is an American human rights advocate and community activist. He is the eldest son and oldest living child of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and ...more

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Julian Bond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Julian Bond Politician, Actor, Writer Horace Julian Bond, known as Julian Bond, is an American social activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, politician, professor, and writer. While a student at Morehouse College in ...more

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Kenneth Dunkin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Kenneth Dunkin Politician, Social Worker Kenneth Dunkin is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 5th District since 2002.

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Bill Nunn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Bill Nunn Actor William G. "Bill" Nunn III is an American actor best known for his roles as Radio Raheem in Spike Lee's film Do the Right Thing and Robbie Robertson in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man film

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Hamilton E. Holmes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Hamilton E. Holmes Physician Hamilton E. Holmes was an American orthopedic physician. He and Charlayne Hunter-Gault were the first two African-American students admitted to the University of Georgia. Additionally, Holmes ...more

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David Satcher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
David Satcher Physician David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D. FAAFP, FACPM, FACP is an American physician, and public health administrator. He was a four-star admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps ...more

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Lerone Bennett, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Lerone Bennett, Jr. Editor, Journalist, Historian Lerone Bennett, Jr. is an African-American scholar, author and social historian, known for his analysis of race relations in the United States. His best-known works include Before the Mayflower ...more

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Dale E. Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Dale E. Jones Businessperson 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
Martin Luther King, Sr. Activist, Minister of religion Martin Luther King, Sr. was a Baptist pastor, missionary, and an early leader in the American Civil Rights Movement, and father to Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.

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Michael Lomax is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Michael Lomax Professor Dr. Michael Lucius Lomax is, since 2004, the president and chief executive officer of the United Negro College Fund of the United States. Lomax is the son of Lucius W. Lomax, Jr., a Los Angeles ...more

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Lexington Steele is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Lexington Steele Pornographic actor, Stock broker, Film Producer Clifton Britt, better known as Lexington Steele, is an American pornographic actor, director and owner of Mercenary Motion Pictures and Black Viking Pictures Inc. He is the first actor to have ...more

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Rockmond Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Rockmond Dunbar Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Rockmond Dunbar is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Baines on the NBC series Earth 2, as the portrayal Kenny Chadway on the Showtime's Soul Food, and as Benjamin Miles ...more

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Jerome Boger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Jerome Boger Referee, American Football Official Jerome Leonard Boger is an American football official in the National Football League since the 2004 NFL season. He wears uniform number 23 since 2006; before that, he wore uniform number 109. ...more

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Vernon Odom is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Vernon Odom Journalist, TV Journalist Vernon Odom is a local Philadelphia TV journalist. Odom received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Political Science from Morehouse College and later continued his education at Columbia ...more

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Fonzworth Bentley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Fonzworth Bentley Record producer, Rapper, Television producer Derrick Watkins, better known as Fonzworth Bentley or Farnsworth Bentley, is a musician and author. He is perhaps best known for being Sean Combs' former personal valet and assistant, as first ...more

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Guru is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Guru Rapper, Musician, Actor Keith Edward Elam, better known by his stage name Guru, was an American rapper, producer and actor best known as a member of the hip-hop duo Gang Starr, along with DJ Premier. He was born in ...more

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Killer Mike is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Killer Mike Film Score Composer, Rapper, Actor Michael Render, better known by his stage name Killer Mike, is an American hip hop recording artist and occasional actor from Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder of Grind Time Official Records, ...more

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Polow da Don is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Polow da Don Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper Jamal Jones is a composer.

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James Nabrit, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
James Nabrit, Jr. Lawyer James Madison Nabrit, Jr. was a prominent civil rights attorney who won several important arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, served as president of Howard University for much of the 1960s, ...more

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Terrance Carroll is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Terrance Carroll Politician Terrance Carroll is an American lawyer, minister, former Colorado legislator and former Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, the first African American ever to hold that office in ...more

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Howard Thurman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Howard Thurman Writer Howard Thurman was an influential African American author, philosopher, theologian, educator and civil rights leader. He was Dean of Chapel at Howard University and Boston University for more ...more

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Edwin Moses is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Edwin Moses Edwin Corley Moses is an American former track and field athlete, who won gold medals in the 400 m hurdles at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics. Between 1977 and 1987, Moses won 107 consecutive finals ...more

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Van Hunt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Van Hunt Record producer, Songwriter, Musician Van Hunt is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He released his debut album, Van Hunt, in 2004, and a follow-up, On the Jungle Floor, in 2006, both on ...more

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Miles Marshall Lewis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Miles Marshall Lewis Journalist, Editing, Writer Miles Marshall Lewis is an American pop culture critic, essayist, literary editor, fiction writer, and music journalist. He is a graduate of Morehouse College, class of 1993. Lewis was born in ...more

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Claude Black is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Claude Black Politician Claude William Black, Jr. was an American Baptist minister and political figure. He was born the son of local Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters vice president Claude, Sr. and housewife Cora in ...more

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Dexter Scott King is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Dexter Scott King Activist, Documentary Filmmaker, Author Dexter Scott King is the second son of civil rights leaders Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. His siblings are Martin Luther King III, the Reverend Bernice Albertine King, and the ...more

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Donn Clendenon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Donn Clendenon Baseball player, Lawyer Donn Alvin Clendenon was a Major League Baseball first baseman. He is best remembered as the World Series MVP for the 1969 "Amazin' Mets."

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Calvin Mackie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Calvin Mackie Educator, Entrepreneur, Mechanical engineer Calvin Mackie is an American award-winning mentor, motivational speaker, and successful entrepreneur. He is the older brother of actor Anthony Mackie.

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Calvin O. Butts is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Calvin O. Butts Pastor Calvin O. Butts, III is the Pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York, President of the State University of New York College at Old Westbury, and Chairman and founder of ...more

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John David Washington is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
John David Washington Actor, Athlete, American football player John David Washington is a former American football running back. He was signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Morehouse. He is the son ...more

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Jeh Johnson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Jeh Johnson Lawyer Jeh Charles Johnson is an American civil and criminal trial lawyer, and the current United States Secretary of Homeland Security. He was the General Counsel of the Department of Defense from ...more

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Willis Laurence James is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Willis Laurence James Musician Willis Laurence James was born in Montgomery, Alabama, United States, and was raised in Pensacola and Jacksonville, Florida. Educated at the Florida Baptist Academy in Jacksonville, he studied ...more

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C. Vernon Mason is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
C. Vernon Mason Lawyer C. Vernon Mason is an African-American lawyer and civil rights advocate from Tucker, Arkansas. Best known for his involvement in several high-profile New York City cases in the 1980s, including ...more

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David Haley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
David Haley David Haley is a Democratic member of the Kansas Senate, representing the 4th District since 2001. From 1995 to 2001, he was a Kansas Representative.

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Benjamin Griffith Brawley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Benjamin Griffith Brawley Writer Benjamin Griffith Brawley was a prominent African-American author and educator. Several of his books were considered standard college texts, including The Negro in Literature and Art in the ...more

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Isaac Keys is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Isaac Keys American football player Isaac Keys is a former National Football League linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, and the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. Keys ...more

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Charles V. Willie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Morehouse College Alumni
Charles V. Willie Charles Vert Willie is the Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus at Harvard University. He is a sociologist whose areas of research include desegregation, higher education, ...more