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.
W. E. B. Du BoisW. E. B. Du Bois
23 February 1868, Ghanaian
Civil Rights Activists
Ida B. WellsIda B. Wells
16 July 1862, American
Journalist

Marion BarryMarion Barry
06 March 1936, American
 

Johnny LewisJohnny Lewis
29 October 1983, Canadian, American
Actor

Kym WhitleyKym Whitley
07 June 1961, American
Comedian

Nikki GiovanniNikki Giovanni
07 June 1943, American
Poet, Writer
W. C. HandyW. C. Handy
16 November 1873, American
Trumpeter, Composer, Songwriter, Autobiographer,

MandisaMandisa
02 October 1976, American
Singer

John Hope FranklinJohn Hope Franklin
02 January 1915, American
Historian, University teacher, Author, Professor,
Nella LarsenNella Larsen
13 April 1891, American
Author

Aaron DouglasAaron Douglas
26 May 1899, American
Painter
John LewisJohn Lewis
21 February 1940, American
Politician

Judith JamisonJudith Jamison
10 May 1943
Dancer

Jimmie LuncefordJimmie Lunceford
06 June 1902, American
Saxophonist

Robert McFerrinRobert McFerrin
19 March 1921, American
Baritone

Charles DiggsCharles Diggs
02 December 1922, American
Politician
Mary Frances BerryMary Frances Berry
17 February 1938, American
Historian

Johnnetta ColeJohnnetta Cole
19 October 1936, American
Anthropologist and educator

Terry AdkinsTerry Adkins
09 May 1953, American
Artist

Etta Zuber FalconerEtta Zuber Falconer
21 November 1933, American
Educator
Melvin TolsonMelvin Tolson
06 February 1898, American
Poet

William Christopher HandyWilliam Christopher Handy
16 November 1873, American
Composer