There Goes An Alphaman
"Alpha Phi Alpha, the oldest of Negro Fraternities, with all of its members presumably far above the average American and having a good and practical understanding of the salient factors involved in the Negro's problem...should be able to take into their hands the leadership in the Negro's struggle for status." - Jewel Eugene Kinckle Jones
Brother Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Bro. M.L.K. was a civil rights leader and champion of non-violent civil disobedience. He was at the helm of numerous civil rights demonstrations and produced lasting change for African-American equality.
Brother Justice Thurgood Marshall
Bro. Marshall was the lawyer who dismantled legal segregation in America and was the first African-American U.S. Supreme Court Justice. His impact on equality is felt across the country every single day.
Brother W.E.B. Du bois, Ph.D.
Bro. Du Bois was a prominent civil rights leader and founder of the NAACP. He was the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard university.
Brother Jesse Owens
Bro. Owens was a distinguished track and field athlete who handily defeated Adolf Hitler's myth of Aryan Supremacy at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, winning four gold medals and demolishing two world records.
Brother Stuart Scott
Bro. Scott was a beloved ESPN commentator who overhauled sportscasting lexicon and pioneered broadcasting for the 21st century. In 2014 Bro. Scott was given the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance.
Brother Duke Ellington
Bro. Ellington was a master composer and originator of big band jazz. His orchestra toured the world and regularly featured jazz's greatest living musicians.
Brother Dr. Cornel West
Bro. West is a leading democratic intellectual and American philosopher. He is prominent voice in liberation theology and a widely published author.
Countee Cullen, Poet
Frederick Douglass, Abolitionist
Bobby Bell, NFL
Maynard Jackson, Mayor, Atlanta
Rayford Logan, Nat'l Urban League
Winston E. Scott, Astronaut
John H. Johnson, Ebony and Jet
Andrew Zawacki, Rhodes Scholar
Dick Gregory, Activist
David H. Blackwell, Nat'l Academy of Sciences
Samuel Pierce, Sec. Housing and Urban Development
Omari Hardwick, Actor
Edward Brooke, Senator, Massachusetts
Hill Harper, Actor
Ron Dellums, Congressional Black Caucus
Horace Dawson, Ambassador
David Dinkins, Mayor, NYC
Robert L. Carter, Attorney
Frank Yerby, Author
James Comer, Psychiatrist
Otis Davis, Gold Medal Olympian
Nate Archibald, NBA
Hilyard Robinson, Architect
Donny Hathaway, Singer
Herman Branson, Scientist
Samuel L. Gravely, Jr., Admiral
Malvin Russel Goode, ABC Correspondent
Chuck Stone, Tuskegee Airman
Horace Ward, Senator, Georgia
Noble Sissle, Jazz
Terence Todman, Ambassador
William F. Pickard, C.E.O., Professor
Max Starks, Super Bowl Champion
Norman Washington Manley, Rhodes Scholar
Westley Moore, Author
John Hope Franklin, Pres. Medal of Freedom
Luther H. Foster, Sr., President, VA State Univ.
Kelly Miller, Intellectual
Lionel Hampton, Nat'l Medal of Arts
William Thaddeus Coleman, Jr., Sec. of Transportation