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List Rules People on this list must have gone to North Carolina Central University and be of some renown.

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

List is made up of many different graduates, including Sam Jones and André Leon Talley.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to North Carolina Central University?” and “Which celebrities are North Carolina Central University alumni?”

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André Leon Talley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Writer André Leon Talley is the former American editor-at-large for Vogue magazine, listed as Contributing Editor in the April 2010 masthead. Talley has been a front-row regular at fashion shows ...more

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Maynard Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
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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Ivan Dixon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Stunt Double, Film Producer, Actor Ivan Dixon was an American actor, director, and producer best known for his series role in the 1960s sitcom Hogan's Heroes, for his role in the 1967 telefilm The Final War of Olly Winter, and ...more

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Mickey Michaux is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Insurance broker, Politician, Real Estate Broker Henry M. "Mickey" Michaux, Jr. is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's thirty-first House district since 1983. He previously served from ...more

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Eleanor Kinnaird is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Librarian, Politician, Musician Eleanor G. 'Ellie' Kinnaird is a North Carolina politician who served as a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's 23rd Senate district from January ...more

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Ernie Barnes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Footballer, Writer, Artist Ernest “Ernie” Eugene Barnes, Jr. was an African-American painter, well known for his unique style of elongation and movement. He was also a professional football player, actor and author.

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Marvin W. Lucas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Teacher Marvin Willis Lucas, Jr. is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's forty-second House district since 2001. His district includes constituents in ...more

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Mike Easley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Michael Francis "Mike" Easley is an American politician who served as the 72nd governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 2001 to 2009. He is member of the North Carolina ...more

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Herman Boone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Coach Herman Boone is a former American high school football coach, most famous for coaching at T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia. Boone was portrayed by Denzel Washington in the 2000 ...more

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Sunshine Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter Sunshine Anderson is a female American R&B and soul singer and songwriter.

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Eva M. Clayton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Politician Eva M. Clayton is a politician from the state of North Carolina. On taking her seat in the United States House of Representatives following a special election in 1992, Clayton became the first ...more

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Julius L. Chambers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Lawyer Julius LeVonne Chambers was an American lawyer, civil rights leader and educator.

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Daniel T. Blue, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Daniel Terry "Dan" Blue, Jr. is a Democratic member of the North Carolina Senate, representing the state's 14th Senate district, and is the Senate minority leader.

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Ernie Warlick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Ernie Warlick American football player Ernest "Ernie" "Big Hoss" Warlick was a tight end from North Carolina Central University who played American collegiate and Professional Football as well as Canadian ...more

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Frank Ballance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Frank Ballance Politician, Lawyer Frank Winston Ballance, Jr., American politician, is an attorney and a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 2003 to 2004, representing North Carolina's 1st ...more

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G. K. Butterfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Politician George Kenneth "G. K." Butterfield, Jr. is the U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 1st congressional district, elected in 2004. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The ...more

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Clarence Lightner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Politician, Funeral director Clarence Everett Lightner was the first popularly elected Mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina and the first African American elected mayor of a metropolitan Southern city. Lightner, a Democrat, was ...more

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Eddie Long is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Actor, Televangelist, Pastor Eddie Lee Long is the senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, a megachurch in unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, United States, near Lithonia. When Long started as pastor for ...more

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Greg Peterson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
American football player Greg Peterson is a former American football defensive end. He was most recently a member of the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in ...more

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Thomas Stith, III is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Politician Thomas A. Stith, III is a North Carolina political figure. Stith was a member of the city council of Durham, North Carolina from 1999 to 2007. More recently, he has served as Program Director ...more

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Greg Pruitt, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Greg Pruitt, Jr. American football player

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9th Wonder is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Record producer Patrick Douthit, better known as 9th Wonder is a hip hop record producer, record executive, DJ, lecturer, and rapper from Durham, North Carolina, U.S. He began his career as the main producer ...more

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Phonte is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Rapper, Singer Phonte Coleman, better known as Phonte, is an American rapper, formerly of the now defunct North Carolina trio Little Brother and one-half of the duo The Foreign Exchange. He has also recorded ...more

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Kim Coles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Comedian, Actor Kim Coles is an American actress and comedian, known for her role as a cast member on the sketch comedy, In Living Color, and as Synclaire James on the Fox series, Living Single.

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William Frizzell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
American football player William Jasper Frizzell is a former American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1984 to 1993. ...more

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Louis Breeden is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
American football player Louis Breeden is a former professional American Football player who played defensive back for the Cincinnati Bengals in the National Football League.

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Onzlee Ware is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Lawyer Onzlee Ware is an American politician. A Democrat, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in November 2003. He currently represents the 11th District, which is made up of part of the ...more

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Aaron Martin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
American football player Aaron Beamon Martin is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Rams, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Washington Redskins. He played college ...more

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Buddy Crutchfield is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Buddy Crutchfield American football player Wellington Nathaniel Crutchfield, III is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the New York Jets. He played college football at ...more

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Charles Romes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
American football player Charles Michael Romes was an American football cornerback in the NFL, primarily for the Buffalo Bills. He played college football at North Carolina Central University. Romes's 137 total starts ...more

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Robert Clark is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Robert Clark American football player Robert James Clark is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He played for the New Orleans Saints, the Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins and the ...more

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Chuck Hinton is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
American football player Charles Dudley "Chuck" Hinton was an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League. He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New York Jets, and the Baltimore ...more

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Robert Massey is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
American football player Robert Lee Massey is a former American football cornerback who played for five teams in the NFL from 1989 to 1997. Massey was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1992. He played college football at ...more

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John Baker is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Sheriff, American football player John Haywood Baker, Jr., nicknamed "Big John," was an American defensive lineman in the National Football League who played for four teams from 1958 to 1968. He later served as sheriff ...more

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Sam Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Basketball player Samuel "Sam" Jones is a retired American professional basketball player at shooting guard and a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He was known for his quickness ...more

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Doug Wilkerson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
American football player Douglas Wilkerson is a former American football player who was an offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Houston Oilers and San Diego Chargers. He also played in 1987 for the ...more

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Kevin Foy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Kevin Foy Kevin C. Foy was the mayor of Chapel Hill, North Carolina from 2001-2009. During his eight years in office, Foy focused on policies that have transformed Chapel Hill into a vibrant mid-sized ...more

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Julia Boseman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Julia Boseman Politician Julia Boseman is an American politician and a former Democratic member of the North Carolina Senate. She represented the state's ninth Senate district, covering all of New Hanover County, from ...more

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Wanda G. Bryant is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Wanda G. Bryant Judge Wanda G. Bryant is an American judge, currently an Associate Judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Born in Southport, North Carolina, Bryant earned an undergraduate degree in history and ...more

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Larry Black is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Lawrence Jeffery Black was an American athlete, winner of the gold medal in the 4 x 100 m relay and silver medal in the 200 m at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. Born in Miami, Florida, ...more

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Lee Davis is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Lee Davis Basketball player Lee Davis is a retired basketball player who played for eight seasons in the American Basketball Association. A center and forward during his career, he played for five different ABA teams and ...more

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David Young is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
David Young David Young is an American basketball player who graduated from Xavier University and North Carolina Central University and was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2004 NBA Draft. He was ...more

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YahZarah is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Singer Dana Nicole Williams, known professionally as Yahzarah, is an American singer and music producer. She is known for radio hits "One Day" and "Why Dontcha Call Me No More". In ...more

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William Thomas Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
William Thomas Fletcher Mathematician William Thomas Fletcher is an American mathematician. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees from North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC in 1956 and 1958 respectively. He received the ...more

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Willie E. Gary is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Willie E. Gary Lawyer Willie E. Gary, is an attorney, motivational speaker and cable television executive. Gary has won suits against large corporations, such as Disneyland and Anheuser-Busch, on behalf of his ...more

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Julius McClellan is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
American football player

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Shirley Caesar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Songwriter, Actor, Pastor Shirley Ann Caesar-Williams, known professionally as Shirley Caesar is an American Gospel music singer, songwriter and recording artist whose career has spanned over six decades. A multi-award ...more

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Julius Sang is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Julius Sang was a Kenyan runner. Along with teammates Robert Ouko, Charles Asati and Munyoro Nyamau he won the 4 x 400 relay race at the 1972 Summer Olympics for Kenya. He also took a bronze ...more

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Morris Davis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Morris Davis Colonel Morris D. Davis is a United States Air Force officer and lawyer, was appointed to serve as the third Chief Prosecutor of the Guantanamo military commissions., September 2005 until ...more

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Jeanne Hopkins Lucas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous North Carolina Central University Alumni
Jeanne Hopkins Lucas Jeanne Hopkins Lucas born December 25, 1935, - March 9, 2007 was the first African-American woman elected to serve in North Carolina's state Senate, represented the state's twentieth Senatorial ...more