Allen University
  • Mary Lee Alexander - Johnson - Educator
  • Honorable Joe Ellis Brown - Retired State House of Representative, South Carolind
    Benedict College
  • Dr. Leroy T. Walker - First African-American President - U.S. Olympic Committee
  • Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson - International President, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
    Bennett College
  • Dr. Susie Powell - Emmy Award winning playwright
  • Jen-ai Pridgeon – Childress - Author of children's books
    Bethune - Cookman University
  • A. Phillip Randolph - Civil rights activist
  • Larry Little – Former NFL player for San Diego Chargers and Miami Dolphins
    Claflin University   
  • Ernest A. Finney, Jr. – First African American to serve as chief justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court
  • Cecil Williams – Noted photographer, publisher, author and artist
    Clark Atlanta University
  • James Weldon Johnson - Writer of the Negro National Anthem, "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing"
  • Jacque Reid – Journalist
    Dillard University
  • Dr. Ruth Simmons – Former President, Brown University and first African American to head an Ivy League university
  • Ellis M. Marsalis Jr. - World-renowned Jazz Musician
    Edward Waters College 
  • Barbara Lang  - Former President, Washington D.C. Chamber of Commerce
  • Betty Holzendorf,  Former Florida, State Representative
    Florida Memorial University 
  • Norma Ely – FAA, Air Traffic Manager
  • Simone Fitzcharles – Lawyer, Partner in the Litigation and Insolvency and Restructuring Groups
    Houston-Tillotson University
  • Dr. James Harris – Nuclear Chemist
  • Honorable Azie Taylor Morton – Treasurer of the United States
    Fisk University  
  • U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA)
  • Kim Whitley – Actress
  • Mandisa - Grammy award winning recording artist
    Interdenominational Theological Center
  • Bishop Charles E. Blake - Presiding Bishop, Church of God in Christ
  • Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. – Pastor, theologian, author
    Jarvis Christian College  
  • Woody Wilson – Distinguished celebrity clothing designer
  • Michelle Stimpson – Author of Boaz Brown, Divas of Damascus Road, The Good Stuff, Trouble in My Way and Breaking Bondage to Biscuits.
    Johnson C. Smith University
  • Pettis Norman - Former NFL player
  • Dr. Bertha Maxwell Roddey - Former educator and former president, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
    Lane College
  • Jacoby Jones - NFL player WR Baltimore Ravens
  • Jesse Tyson - President and CEO,  National Black MBA Association
    LeMoyne - Owen College
  • Marion Barry - Former Mayor of Washington, DC
  • W.W. Herenton - 1st elected African America Mayor, City of Memphis, TN
    Livingstone College
  • George E. Battle, Jr. – Sr. Bishop AME Zion Church
  • Elizabeth Duncan Koontz – First Black President, National Educator Association
    Miles College
  • Richard Arrington - First African American mayor of Birmingham
  • U. W. Clemons – Federal Judge
    Morehouse College
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Civil rights leader
  • David Satcher, MD - Former U.S. Surgeon General
  • Samuel L. Jackson – Actor
    Morris College
  • Dr. Soloman Jackson - Philanthropist
  • Honorable J. David Weeks - South Carolina House of Representative & Attorney
    Oakwood University
  • Little Richard – Singer/composer
  • Take 6 - Acappella vocal group
    Paine College
  • Michael Thurmond – Former State Labor Commissioner
  • Atty. Robert L. Bell – President of Washington Bar Association
    Philander-Smith College
  • Jocelyn Elders - Former U.S. Surgeon General
  • Rodney L. Slater - Former transportation secretary
    Rust College
  • Ida B. Wells - Journalist, newspaper editor, early civil rights leader
  • Anita Ward - Singer, musician noted for "Ring my Bell"
    St. Augustine's University
  • Dr. Prezell Robinson - Former President, St. Augustine's University
  • Rodrick Miller – CEO, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
    Shaw University
  • Willie Gary - Attorney, activist, philanthropist
  • Pastor Shirley Caesar – Pastor and national gospel recording artist.
    Spelman College
  • Marian Wright Edelman - Founder/President - Children's  Defense Fund
  • Rosalind G. Brewer – President and CEO, Sam's Club
  • Alia Jones-Harvey - Broadway Producer
    Stillman College
  • Retired Lt. Gen. Willie Williams – Three Star General Marines Corp.
  • Alvin Howard – Senior Vice President, Warner Chilcott
    Talladega College
  • Dr. William R. Harvey - President Hampton University
  • Eunice W. Johnson - Ebony Magazine and Creator of Ebony Fashion Fair
    Texas College
  • Billye Suber Aaron, Philanthropist
  • Pending
    Tougaloo College
  • The Honorable Bennie Thompson, U.S. Rep. (D-MS) 
  • Geraldine S. Hines - Associate Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
    Tuskegee University
  • Frederick D. Patterson - Former President, Tuskegee Institute, founder of UNCF 
  • Lionel Richie - Singer/composer 
  • Tom Joyner - Radio personality, philanthropist
    Virginia Union University
  • Douglas Wilder - First African American, Governor of Virginia
  • Randal Robinson – Author, activist, founder of TransAfrica
    Voorhees College
  • Jackie Dinkins Former NBA Player, Chicago Bulls
  • Dr. Jim Reeves , Deputy Chief , US Forest Service
    Wilberforce University
  • Leontyne Price – Internationally acclaimed opera singer
  • Floyd Flake – Former Congressman and Wilberforce University President
    Wiley CollegeAdditional Pending
  • James Farmer – Civil rights activist, one of the original  "Great Debaters"
  • Dr. Frederick C. Tillis  – American Music Composer
    Xavier University
  • Alexis Herman - Former U.S. Secretary of Labor
  • Alvin J. Boutte – CEO, Indecorp - Largest black-owned U.S. financial institution