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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.
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 1 
W. E. B. Du Bois
(Civil Rights Activists)
W. E. B. Du Bois
25
Birthdate: February 23, 1868
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 27, 1963
 2 
Ida B. Wells
(Women's Rights Activist and Civil Rights Leader)
Ida B. Wells
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 16, 1862
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Holly Springs, Mississippi, United States
Died: March 25, 1931
 3 
Johnny Lewis
3
Birthdate: October 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: September 26, 2012
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 4 
Kym Whitley
(Comedian)
Kym Whitley
5
Birthdate: June 7, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shaker Heights, Ohio, USA
 5 
Nikki Giovanni
(Poet, Writer)
Nikki Giovanni
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 7, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Knoxville
 6 
W. C. Handy
(Composer)
W. C. Handy
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 16, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Florence, Alabama, United States
Died: March 28, 1958
 7 
Mathew Knowles
(Businessperson)
Mathew Knowles
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gadsden, Alabama, United States
 8 
Diane Nash
(Human rights activist)
Diane Nash
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 15, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Marion Barry
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 6, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Itta Bena, Mississippi, U.S.
Died: November 23, 2014
 10 
Mandisa
(Singer)
Mandisa
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Citrus Heights
 11 
Melvin Tolson
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moberly, Missouri, United States
Died: August 29, 1966
 12 
John Hope Franklin
(Historian, University teacher, Author, Professor, Writer)
John Hope Franklin
1
Birthdate: January 2, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Died: March 25, 2009
 13 
Nella Larsen
(Author)
Nella Larsen
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1891
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Died: March 30, 1964
 14 
Judith Jamison
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: May 10, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 15 
Jimmie Lunceford
(Saxophonist)
Jimmie Lunceford
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 6, 1902
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fulton, Mississippi, United States
Died: July 12, 1947
 16 
Aaron Douglas
(Painter)
Aaron Douglas
1
Birthdate: May 26, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas, United States
Died: February 2, 1979
 17 
George Padmore
(Writer, Journalist)
George Padmore
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 28, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arouca, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: September 23, 1959
 18 
Mary Frances Berry
1
Birthdate: February 17, 1938
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
 19 
Robert McFerrin
(American Operatic Baritone )
Robert McFerrin
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Marianna, Arkansas, United States
Died: November 24, 2006
 20 
Charles Diggs
(Politician)
Charles Diggs
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 2, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: August 24, 1998
 21 
Fatima Massaquoi
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 25, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gendema, Pujehun, Sierra Leone
Died: November 26, 1978
 22 
Terry Adkins
(Artist)
Terry Adkins
0
Birthdate: May 9, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: February 8, 2014
 23 
Johnnetta Cole
(Anthropologist and educator)
Johnnetta Cole
1
Birthdate: October 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
 24 
Etta Zuber Falconer
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 21, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States
Died: September 19, 2002
 25 
Ron Walters
(Author)
Ron Walters
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 20, 1938
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: September 10, 2010