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
- Bro. William "Count" Basie - Internationally known pianist, composer, arranger, and band leader.
- Bro. Sterling Brown - Teacher, poet, writer, Professor Emeritus of Literature at Howard University, has a special foundation for folk culture and jazz music.
- Bro. Carl Rowan - Syndicated columnist.
- Bro. Joe Torry - Comedian, actor
- Bro. De Hart Hubbart - A University of Michigan sprinter; was the first Black person to represent the United States in the Olympic Games (1924).
- Bro. Ed "Too Tall" Jones - Outstanding player with the Dallas Cowboys
- Bro. Joe Black - An all-time great Brooklyn Dodger baseball pitcher. In 1952, he had the lowest earned-run average in the Major Leagues.
- Bro. Charlie Ward - Heisman Trohy winner and NY Knicks gaurd.
- Bro. Steve "Air" McNair - Outstanding quarterback with the Tennessee Titans.
- Bro. Hank Aaron - Home-run King who broke Babe Ruth's record.
- Bro. Shaquille O'Neal - Star center with the Los Angeles Lakers.
- Bro. Jerry Ball - Player with the Oakland Raiders.
- Bro. Cedric Maxwell - Outstanding professional basketball player with the Boston Celtics and other teams.
- Bro. Leroy Walker - A U.S. Olympic coach (sprinters) for many years.
- Bro. John Salley - Won NBA Championships with the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls
- Bro. Keith Jackson - Outstanding football player with the Miami Dolphins.
- Bro. Mark Duper - Another fantastic Miami Dolphins player.
- Bro. William Floyd - Fullback for the Charlotte Panthers
- Bro. Earl "The Pearl" Monroe - Former Outstanding NBA Guard
- Bro. Errict Rhett - Strong, trash talking running back with the Baltimore Ravens
- Bro. Gillard S. Glover - President, Afro-American Life Insurance Company.
- Bro. Thurman McKenzie - Co-owner of M and M Products (Sta Soft Fro).
- Bro. Otis M. Smith - General Counsel, General Motors Corporation.
- Bro. Nathaniel Bronner - Co-owner of Bronner Brothers Beauty Supplies.
- Bro. Jesse Hill - President of Atlanta Life Insurance Company.
- Bro. William Kennedy III - President of North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company.
- Bro. Grant Reynolds - Played a major role in President Truman's 1948 decision to desegregate the United States Armed Forces.
- Bro. James Nabrit - Former Dean of Howard University Law School and former president of Howard University. A leader in the training of the early Civil Rights lawyers.
- Bro. Wiley Branton - Attorney of the "Little Rock Nine" and former Dean of Howard University School of Law.
- Bro. Roy Wilkins - Long-time Executive Director of the NAACP.
- Bro. Benjamin Hooks - Succeeded Bro. Roy Wilkins as Executive Director of the NAACP, the most effective of all civil rights organizations.
- Bro. Khalid Muhammad
- Bro. Benjamin E. Mays - President Emeritus of Morehouse College, writer and lecturer.
- Bro. Herman Dreer - Teacher, minister, writer, and author of The History of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., 1911-1961.
- Bro. Lawrence Douglas Wilder - Became Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1990. He also received the Bronze Star for his military heroics in the Korean War.
- Bro. William Hastie - First Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Bro. George L.P. Weaver - Former U.S. Secretary of Labor.
- Bro. Vernon Jordan
- Bro. Robert C. Weaver - First African American to serve on the Presidential Cabinet when he became Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in 1966 under President Franklin Roosevelt.
- Bro. Clifford L. Alexander, Jr. - Secretary, Department of the Army.
- Bro. Rev. Jesse Jackson - Candidate for the United States Presidency in 1984 and 1988.
- Bro. Dr. Ernest Everett Just - Internationally known biologist and professor at Howard University.
- Bro. Dr. Charles Drew - Perfected the use of blood plasma; Professor of Surgery at Howard University.
- Bro. Percy Julian - Discovered the use of foam to extinguish fires and discovered a method of producing cortisone synthetically.
- Bro. Dr. Fred Drew Gregory - Astronaut, graduate of the United States Air Force Academy (pilot).
- Bro. Charles Bolden - Astronaut, graduate of the United States Naval Academy (pilot).
- Bro. Dr. Ronald E. McNair - Astronaut, graduate of M.I.T., Ph.D. in Physics (civilian).
- Bro. Lt. Colonel Guion Bluford - First African-American in Space. He boarded the Space Shuttle "Challenger" in 1983 and performed the first "spacelab mission" on the Orbiter Challenger.
|Known as of 1991|
|Name of President|
|Bro. Dr. William Harris||Alabama State University||Montgomery, Alabama|
|Bro. Dr. Billy Black||Albany State College||Albany, Georgia|
|Bro. Dr. Lawrence A. Davis||University of Arkansas||Pine Bluff, Arkansas|
|Bro. Dr. Nathaniel Pollard, Jr.||Bowie State University||Bowie, Maryland|
|Bro. Dr. Ivory V. Nelson||Central Washington University||Ellensburg, Washington|
|Bro. Dr. Henry N. Tisdale||Claflin College||Orangeburg, South Carolina|
|Bro. Dr. Samuel D. Cook||Dillard University||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Bro. Dr. Oscar Prater||Fort Valley State College||Fort Valley, Georgia|
|Bro. Dr. William Harvey||Hampton University||Hampton, Virginia|
|Bro. Dr. H. Patrick Swygert||Howard University||Washington, D.C.|
|Bro. Dr. James E. Lyons||Jackson State University||Jackson, Mississippi|
|Bro. Dr. Roy D. Hudson||Livingstone College||Salisbury, North Carolina|
|Bro. Dr. David Satcher||Meharry Medical College||Nashville, Tennessee|
|Bro. Dr. Albert Sloan||Miles College||Birmingham, Alabama|
|Bro. Dr. William W. Sutton||Mississippi Valley State University|
|Bro. Dr. Walter E. Massey||Morehouse College||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Bro. Dr. Luns Richardson||Morris College||Sumter, South Carolina|
|Bro. Dr. Samuel D. Jolley, Jr.||Morris Brown College||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Bro. Dr. David Beckley||Rust College|
|Bro. Dr. William E. Gardner||Savannah State College||Savannah, Georgia|
|Bro. Dr. James A. Hefner||Tennessee State University||Nashville, Tennessee|
|Bro. Dr. Haywood Strickland||Texas College|
|Bro. Dr. Jesse L. Burns||Edward Waters College|
|Bro. Dr. Eddie N. Moore, Jr.||Virginia State University||Petersburg, Virginia|
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