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Notable Black College Grads: EMU, Emory, Fisk, FAMU, Fordham, and Fresno State

June 3rd, 2010 by Ajuan Mance


These institutions and their distinguished Black grads are the latest additions to my growing roster of Notable Black College Grads, listed alphabetically by college. If you know of anyone who you think I should include, contact me a Recognize any names from your college years?

Eastern Michigan University

Judge Mathis (Bachelors, 1983 — led the “Free South Africa” and voter registration campaigns on campus)


    Emory University


    Fisk University

  • Alcee Hastings, D-FL (Bachelors)
  • John Hope Franklin (B.A.)
  • John Lewis, D-Georgia (Bachelors)
  • Kym Whitley (Bachelors, Delta Sigma Theta)
  • Marion Barry (Master’s, Chemistry, 1960)
  • Nikki Giovanni (B.A., 1968)
  • W.E.B. DuBois (B.A.)
  • ***

    Florida A&M University (FAMU)

  • Alcee Hastings, D-FL (J.D.)
  • Althea Gibson (B.S., 1953)
  • Corrine Brown (B.S., 1969, Master’s, 1971)
  • David Scott, D-GA (B.A., honors)
  • Kendrick B. Meek, D-FL (Bachelors, Criminal Justice, 1989)
  • Kwame Kilpatrick (B.S., Political Science)
  • T’Keyah Crystal Kemah (Bachelors, School of Business and Industry)
  • ***

    Fordham University

  • Denzel Washington (B.A., double major in Drama and Journalism, 1977)
  • Nate Archibald (Master’s, Adult Education and Human Resource Development)
  • ***

    Fresno State University

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