1. Charles Clinton Spaulding, Businessman and was a prominent business leader who founded North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, which became America’s largest black-owned business, with assets of over US$ 40 million at his death.
2. Joseph M. Bartholomew, golfer who specialized in designing golf courses.
3. Benjamin E Mays, activist, clergyman, administrator, educator and former President of Morehouse college Georgia, from 1940 to 1967. He was also a significant mentor to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and was among the most articulate and outspoken critics of segregation before the rise of the modern civil rights movement in the United States.
4. Geoffrey Holder, actor, choreographer, director, dancer, painter, costume designer, singer and voice-over artist.
5. Lucien Edward Blackwell, Representative, 1991–1995, Democrat from Pennsylvania.
6. Ronald H. Brown, First Black Secretary of Commerce
7. Robert Cray, blues guitarist and singer.
8. Chuck D, Rapper from RAP Group Public Enemy (Fight The Power)
9. Coolio, Leon Ivey, Jr, Rapp Artist
10. Tempestt Bledsoe, Actress (Cosby Show)
11. Khamani Griffin, child actor and is best known for playing the voice of Tolee in the Nick Jr show Ni Hao, Kai-Lan.