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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

Age: 51

Birthplace: Baltimore, USA, Maryland

Monique Angela Hicks (née Imes; born December 11, 1967), known professionally as Mo'Nique, is an American comedian and actress. She first gained fame as a member of the Queens Of Comedy, ...more

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Zora Neale Hurston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Anthropologist, Novelist, Author

Age: Dec. at 69 (1891-1960)

Birthplace: Notasulga, Alabama, United States of America

Zora Neale Hurston (January 7, 1891 – January 28, 1960) was an influential author of African-American literature, anthropologist, and filmmaker, who portrayed racial struggles in the ...more

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

Age: 43

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Vince or Vincent Clark (or Clarke) may refer to: Vince Clarke (born 1960), English musician Vince Clarke (cricketer) (born 1971), English cricketer Vin¢ Clarke (1922–1998), British science ...more
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Brian Dannelly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter

Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany

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

Age: Dec. at 66 (1937-2003)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

Howard Peters "Pete" Rawlings (March 17, 1937 – November 14, 2003) was an American politician and the first African American to become chair of the powerful Appropriations Committee in ...more
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Clarence W. Blount is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 82 (1921-2003)

Birthplace: North Carolina, United States of America

Clarence W. Blount (1921 – 2003) 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

Age: Dec. at 66 (1942-2008)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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

Age: 70

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Kweisi Mfume (born Frizzell Gerald Gray; October 24, 1948) is an American politician and the former President/CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as ...more
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Parren Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 85 (1922-2007)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Parren James Mitchell (April 29, 1922 – May 28, 2007) was a U.S. Congressman affiliated with the Democratic Party who represented the 7th congressional district of Maryland from January 3, 1971 ...more
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Curt Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 69

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Curtis Stovall Anderson (born October 12, 1949) is an American politician, lawyer and former broadcast journalist. He was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1983, is the ...more
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Tony Fulton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Politician

Age: 67

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

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

Age: 75

Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Robert Mack Bell (born July 6, 1943) 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 ...more
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Willie Lanier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 73

Birthplace: Clover, Virginia, United States of America

Willie Edward Lanier (born August 21, 1945) is a former American football middle-linebacker who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1967 through 1977. He won postseason honors for eight ...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

Age: 72

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

Nathaniel T. Oaks (born October 19, 1946) is an American politician from Baltimore City, Maryland. He was a longtime member of the Maryland General Assembly, serving as a member of the Maryland ...more
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Raymond Chester is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Raymond Chester American football player

Age: 70

Birthplace: Cambridge, Maryland, United States of America

Raymond Tucker Chester (born June 28, 1948) is a former American Football tight end. After graduating from Douglass High School in Baltimore, Maryland, Chester played college football at the ...more

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Rosey Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Actor, American football player

Age: Dec. at 72 (1932-2004)

Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States of America

Roosevelt "Rosey" Brown Jr. (October 20, 1932 – June 9, 2004) was an American football player. He was an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants ...more

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Anne Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Singer

Age: Dec. at 97 (1912-2009)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

Anne Brown (August 9, 1912 – March 13, 2009) was an American soprano who created the role of "Bess" in the original production of George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess in 1935. She ...more

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Len Ford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
American football player

Age: Dec. at 46 (1926-1972)

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Leonard Guy Ford Jr. (February 18, 1926 – March 14, 1972) was an American football player from 1944 to 1958. He played college football for the University of Michigan and professional football ...more
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Butch Beard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Basketball player, Coach

Age: 71

Birthplace: Hardinsburg, Kentucky

Alfred "Butch" Beard Jr. (born May 5, 1947) is a former professional basketball player and coach. He was the starting point guard with the 1975 NBA champion Golden State Warriors. ...more

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Harry A. Cole is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Jurist, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 78 (1921-1999)

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

Harry A. Cole (January 21, 1921 – February 14, 1999) was an American lawyer and jurist from Baltimore, Maryland. Cole was also a member of the Maryland State Senate and the first ...more
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Dave Meggett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 49

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina

David Lee Meggett (born April 30, 1966) is a former professional American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the New York Giants (1989–1994), New England ...more
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David R. Craig is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
Politician

Age: 69

Birthplace: Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States of America

David R. Craig (born June 12, 1949) is a Republican Party politician from the State of Maryland who unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for Governor of Maryland in 2014. He was ...more
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Visanthe Shiancoe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Visanthe O. Shiancoe (; born June 18, 1980) is a British former American football tight end. After playing college football for Morgan State, he was drafted by the New York Giants in the third ...more
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Nathaniel J. McFadden is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Morgan State University Alumni

Age: 72

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Nathaniel J. McFadden (born August 3, 1946) 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

Age: 60

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

C. Anthony Muse (born April 17, 1958) is an American politician and minister from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. He is a former member of the Maryland State Senate, representing ...more