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

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

Examples of graduates on this list include Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson and Willie Lanier.

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

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Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer Monique Angela Hicks, known professionally as Mo'Nique, is an American comedian and actress. She first gained fame for her role as Nikki Parker in the UPN series The Parkers while making a name ...more

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Zora Neale Hurston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Anthropologist, Novelist, Author Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author. Of Hurston's four novels and more than 50 published short stories, plays, and essays, she is best known for her 1937 ...more

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Jerrelle Clark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Wrestler, Graphic Designer

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Brian Dannelly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter Brian Dannelly is an American film director and screenwriter best known for his work on the 2004 film Saved!.

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Pete Rawlings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Politician Howard Peters "Pete" Rawlings was an American politician and the first African American to become chair of the powerful Appropriations Committee in the Maryland House of Delegates. ...more

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Clarence W. Blount is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Politician Clarence W. Blount was an American politician who was the first African American to be the majority leader of the Maryland State Senate.

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Chip Silverman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Actor Howard Burton "Chip" Silverman, Ph.D, M.P.H., M.S., C.A.S., was the author of five books, coached the NCAA's only African-American college lacrosse team and was the former head of the ...more

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Kweisi Mfume is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Politician Kweisi Mfume is the former President/CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, as well as a five-term Democratic Congressman from Maryland's 7th congressional ...more

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Parren Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Politician Parren James Mitchell, a Democrat, was a U.S. Congressman who represented the 7th congressional district of Maryland from January 3, 1971 to January 3, 1987. He was the first African American ...more

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Curt Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Curtis Stovall Anderson is an American politician, lawyer and former broadcast journalist. Anderson was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1983, is the chairman of the Baltimore ...more

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Tony Fulton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Politician Tony Edward Fulton was an American politician who represented the 40th legislative district, which lies in the central, northwest section of Baltimore City.

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Robert M. Bell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Judge Robert Mack Bell is an American lawyer and jurist from Baltimore, Maryland. From 1996 to 2013, he served as Chief Judge on the Maryland Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state. He was ...more

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Willie Lanier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
American football player Willie Edward Lanier is a former American football middle-linebacker who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1967 through 1977. He won postseason honors for eight consecutive years, making ...more

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Nathaniel T. Oaks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Nathaniel T. Oaks Politician Nathaniel T. Oaks is an American politician who represents district 41 in the Maryland House of Delegates.

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Raymond Chester is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
American football player Raymond Tucker Chester is a former American Football tight end. After graduating from Douglass High School in Baltimore, Maryland, Chester played college football at the historically Black ...more

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Rosey Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Actor, American football player Roosevelt "Rosey" Brown, Jr. was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the New York Giants from 1953 to 1965. Brown was drafted by the Giants out ...more

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Anne Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Singer Anne Brown was an African American soprano who created the role of "Bess" in the original production of George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess in 1935. She was also a radio and concert ...more

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Len Ford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
American football player Leonard Guy Ford, Jr. was an American football player from 1944 to 1958. He played college football for the University of Michigan and professional football for the Los Angeles Dons, Cleveland ...more

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Butch Beard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Basketball player, Coach Alfred "Butch" Beard, Jr. is a former National Basketball Association player and coach. He was the head coach at Morgan State University until he stepped down in March 2006. Butch ...more

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Harry A. Cole is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Jurist, Lawyer Harry A. Cole was an American lawyer and jurist from Baltimore, Maryland. Cole was also a member of the Maryland State Senate and the first African-American ever elected to the Maryland Senate ...more

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Dave Meggett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
American football player David Lee Meggett is a former professional American football running back who played in the National Football League for the New York Giants, New England Patriots, and the New York Jets. He ...more

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David R. Craig is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Politician David R. Craig is a Republican Party politician from the State of Maryland who unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for Governor of Maryland in 2014. He was appointed, and sworn in as ...more

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Visanthe Shiancoe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
American football player Visanthe Shiancoe is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. After playing college football for Morgan State, he was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round of ...more

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Nathaniel J. McFadden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Nathaniel J. McFadden is an American politician who represents district 45 in the Maryland State Senate and is the Senate's president pro tem.

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C. Anthony Muse is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
C. Anthony Muse is an American politician and minister from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. He is currently serving in his 2nd term in the Maryland State Senate, representing ...more

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Larry Ellis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Military Officer Larry Rudell Ellis is a retired United States Army general, who served as the Commander of U.S. Army Forces Command from November 19, 2001 until 2004, following his assignment as the Deputy ...more

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Ted Rogers, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni

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Mark Washington is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
American football player Mark Henry Washington is a former professional American football cornerback in the National Football League. He played for ten seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and the New England Patriots. ...more

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Maurice Tyler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
American football player Maurice Michael Tyler was an American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions, New York Jets, and the New ...more

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Leroy Kelly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
American football player Leroy Kelly is a former American football player. A Pro Football Hall of Fame running back, he played for the Cleveland Browns in the National Football League from 1964–73.

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John Fuqua is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
John Fuqua American football player John William "Frenchy" Fuqua is a retired professional American football running back in the National Football League from 1969 to 1976. A 1965 graduate of Detroit's Eastern High ...more

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Bobby Hammond is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Bobby Hammond American football player Robert Lee Hammond is a former American professional football player and coach. He was a running back in the National Football League for five seasons with the New York Giants and Washington ...more

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George Nock is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
George Nock American football player George Verdell Nock is a former American football running back. He played in the American Football League for the New York Jets in 1969, and in the National Football League for the Jets and ...more

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Catherine E. Pugh is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Catherine E. Pugh is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. She is currently serving in her 2nd term in the Maryland State Senate, representing Maryland's ...more

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Lester Speight is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Wrestler, Actor, American football player Lester Speight, also known as Rasta, is a former American football player who has had subsequent careers as a professional wrestler and then actor. He achieved significant recognition for his ...more

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George Rhoden is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
George Vincent Rhoden is a former Jamaican athlete, winner of two Olympic gold medals in 1952. Rhoden, who lived in San Francisco, was one of the successful long sprinters from Jamaica in the ...more

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Carlton Moss is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Film Director Carlton Moss was an African-American screenwriter, actor and film director. Moss directed the documentary Frederick Douglass: The House on Cedar Hill.

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Mike Holston is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
American football player Michael Anthony Holston is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. Holston was selected in the third round by the Houston Oilers out of Morgan State University ...more

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Cliff Louis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
American football player Clifford Louis is a gridiron football guard and offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college ...more

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Mike Collier is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Mike Collier American football player Michael J. "Mike" Collier is a retired professional American football running back in the National Football League. He played three seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Buffalo ...more

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Earl G. Graves, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Earl G. Graves, Sr. Businessperson Earl Gilbert Graves, Sr. is an American entrepreneur, publisher, businessman, and philanthropist. A graduate of Morgan State University, he is the founder of Black Enterprise magazine and ...more

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Anthony Hylton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Politician George Anthony Hylton is a Jamaican politician who was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2007. Hylton has been Member of Parliament with the People's National Party from Western Saint ...more

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William C. Rhoden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
William C. Rhoden Author, Writer William C. Rhoden has been a sports columnist for The New York Times since March 1983. Previously, he was a copy editor in the Sunday Week in Review section since October 1981 when he joined the ...more

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Wilson Goode is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Wilson Goode W. Wilson Goode is an American politician who was the first black mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He served from 1984 to 1992, a period which included the controversial MOVE police action ...more

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Peter C. Harvey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Lawyer Peter C. Harvey was the first African American to serve as New Jersey Attorney General. Harvey was appointed by New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey as Acting Attorney General on February 15, 2003, ...more

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Greg Latta is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Gregory Edwin Latta was an American football player. As tight end, he was drafted by the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League, but played instead for the Florida Blazers of the World ...more

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James Alan McPherson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Essayist, Writer James Alan McPherson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American short story writer and essayist. He has been a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur Fellowship. McPherson is a member of ...more

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William E. Ward is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
William E. Ward William E. "Kip" Ward, is a retired United States Army four-star general who previously served as Commander, U.S. Africa Command from October 1, 2007 to March 8, 2011. Prior to that, ...more

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Jim Thorpe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Baseball player, Sailor, Actor James Francis "Jim" Thorpe was a Sac and Fox athlete of Native American and European ancestry. Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold ...more

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Joe Black is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Baseball player Joseph Black was an American right-handed pitcher in Negro League and Major League Baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Redlegs, and Washington Senators who became the first black ...more