Fisk University

Discover the notable alumni of Fisk University. The list includes people like W. E. B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, Marion Barry, James Weldon Johnson & Nikki Giovanni. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, intellectuals & academics, activists, musicians and media personalities etc.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 W. E. B. Du Bois

W. E. B. Du Bois.
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Famous As: Civil Rights Activists
Birthdate: February 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 27, 1963

 2 Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 16, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 25, 1931

 3 Johnny Lewis

Johnny Lewis.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: September 26, 2012
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 4 Marion Barry

Marion Barry.
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 6, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Itta Bena, Mississippi, U.S.

 5 Kym Whitley

Kym Whitley.
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 7, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA

 6 Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet, Writer
Birthdate: June 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Knoxville

 7 Mathew Knowles

Mathew Knowles
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: January 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gadsden, Alabama, United States
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 8 W. C. Handy

W. C. Handy
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: November 16, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Florence, Alabama, United States
Died: March 28, 1958

 9 Melvin Tolson

Melvin Tolson
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: February 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moberly, Missouri, United States
Died: August 29, 1966

 10 Mandisa

Mandisa
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Citrus Heights

 11 John Hope Franklin

John Hope Franklin
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Famous As: Historian, University teacher, Author, Professor, Writer
Birthdate: January 2, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Died: March 25, 2009

 12 Nella Larsen

Nella Larsen
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: April 13, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Died: March 30, 1964

 13 Aaron Douglas

Aaron Douglas
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: May 26, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas, United States
Died: February 2, 1979

 14 Judith Jamison

Judith Jamison
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: May 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 15 Jimmie Lunceford

Jimmie Lunceford
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Saxophonist
Birthdate: June 6, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fulton, Mississippi, United States
Died: July 12, 1947

 16 Mary Frances Berry

Mary Frances Berry
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: February 17, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States

 17 Robert McFerrin

Robert McFerrin
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Baritone
Birthdate: March 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marianna, Arkansas, United States
Died: November 24, 2006

 18 Johnnetta Cole

Johnnetta Cole
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Famous As: Anthropologist and educator
Birthdate: October 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

 19 Charles Diggs

Charles Diggs
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 2, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: August 24, 1998

 20 Terry Adkins

Terry Adkins
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: May 9, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: February 8, 2014

 21 Etta Zuber Falconer

Etta Zuber Falconer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: November 21, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
Died: September 19, 2002

 22 Ron Walters

Ron Walters
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: July 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: September 10, 2010