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Famous Brothers of WYF


Bro. William H. Cosby, Ed.D. - Comedian, author, actor, producer.
Bro. Carter G. Woodson - The earliest and most outspoken proponent for the study of Black History.
Bro. Charles R. Drew- Perfected the use of blood plasma; Professor of Surgery at Howard University.
Bro. Guion S. Bluford, Jr. was the first African-American in Space. He boarded the Space Shuttle "Challenger" in 1983 and performed the first "spacelab mission" on the Orbiter Challenger.
Bro. Langston Hughes - The Black Poet Laureate, excelled as a poet, playwright, novelist, lyricist, and humorist.
Bro. L. Douglas Wilder-State Governor - Bro. Douglas Wilder became the Governor of Virginia in 1990. He also received the Bronze Star for his military heroics in the Korean War.
Bro. Rev. Jesse Jackson - Former Director of Operation PUSH; Founder, Rainbow Coalition. Candidate for the United States Presidency in 1984 and 1988.
Bro. Michael Jordan - Considered by many the best basketball player ever. Awarded Sportscentury Athlete of the Century. Congratulations!!
Bro. Dr. Percy Julian - Discovered the use of foam to extinguish fires and discovered a method of producing cortisone synthetically.
Bro. Ronald E. McNair - Astronaut, graduate of M.I.T., Ph.D. in Physics (civilian).

Bro. Roland Hayes - Internationally known tenor of the 1920s. Hayes sang in five different languages.

Bro. Earl Graves - Publisher of Black Enterprise magazine.

Bro. Vernon Jordan - Former Executive Director of the National Urban League and close friend of President Bill Clinton

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College Presidents

Known as of 1991
Name of President
 
Institution
 
Location
 
Bro. Dr. William HarrisAlabama State UniversityMontgomery, Alabama
Bro. Dr. Billy BlackAlbany State CollegeAlbany, Georgia
Bro. Dr. Lawrence A. DavisUniversity of ArkansasPine Bluff, Arkansas
Bro. Dr. Nathaniel Pollard, Jr.Bowie State UniversityBowie, Maryland
Bro. Dr. Ivory V. NelsonCentral Washington UniversityEllensburg, Washington
Bro. Dr. Henry N. TisdaleClaflin CollegeOrangeburg, South Carolina
Bro. Dr. Samuel D. CookDillard UniversityNew Orleans, Louisiana
Bro. Dr. Oscar PraterFort Valley State CollegeFort Valley, Georgia
Bro. Dr. William HarveyHampton UniversityHampton, Virginia
Bro. Dr. H. Patrick SwygertHoward UniversityWashington, D.C.
Bro. Dr. James E. LyonsJackson State UniversityJackson, Mississippi
Bro. Dr. Roy D. HudsonLivingstone CollegeSalisbury, North Carolina
Bro. Dr. David SatcherMeharry Medical CollegeNashville, Tennessee
Bro. Dr. Albert SloanMiles CollegeBirmingham, Alabama
Bro. Dr. William W. SuttonMississippi Valley State University
Bro. Dr. Walter E. MasseyMorehouse CollegeAtlanta, Georgia
Bro. Dr. Luns RichardsonMorris CollegeSumter, South Carolina
Bro. Dr. Samuel D. Jolley, Jr.Morris Brown CollegeAtlanta, Georgia
Bro. Dr. David BeckleyRust College
Bro. Dr. William E. GardnerSavannah State CollegeSavannah, Georgia
Bro. Dr. James A. HefnerTennessee State UniversityNashville, Tennessee
Bro. Dr. Haywood StricklandTexas College
Bro. Dr. Jesse L. BurnsEdward Waters College
Bro. Dr. Eddie N. Moore, Jr.Virginia State UniversityPetersburg, Virginia

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