Lincoln University

Discover the notable alumni of Lincoln University. The list includes people like Thurgood Marshall, Langston Hughes, Ann Walton Kroenke, Cab Calloway & Kwame Nkrumah. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, singers, musicians, leaders and sportspersons etc.
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Langston Hughes
(One of the Earliest Innovators of the Literary Art Form Called Jazz Poetry)
Langston Hughes
38
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 1, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Joplin, Missouri, United States
Died: May 22, 1967

Langston Hughes is best remembered as a prominent leader of the Harlem Renaissance. He was one of the first to write jazz poetry. He also wrote plays and short stories. He was a columnist for The Chicago Defender and wrote the iconic poem The Negro Speaks of Rivers.

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Kwame Nkrumah
(First President of Ghana)
Kwame Nkrumah
28
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 21, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nkroful
Died: April 27, 1972

Kwame Nkrumah was a Ghanaian revolutionary and politician. He played an important role in the independence of the Gold Coast in 1957, after which he served as the first prime minister of Ghana from 1957 to 1960 and then as the first president of Ghana from 1960 to 1966. He also played an influential role as an advocate of Pan-Africanism.

 3 
Cab Calloway
(Singer)
Cab Calloway
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 25, 1907
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rochester
Died: November 18, 1994

Jazz singer and dancer, Cab Calloway, was a famous vocalist of the swing era.  From the early 1930s to the late 1940s, he led a very popular band that included musicians like  Dizzy Gillespie, Jonah Jones, and Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham. A man of color, he became the first African-American musician to sell a million records from a single song.

 4 
Richie McCaw
(New Zealand Professional Rugby Union Player)
Richie McCaw
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 31, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Oamaru, New Zealand

Richie McCaw is a New Zealand retired rugby union player who captained the national team in 110 test matches. One of the most successful captains of the All Blacks team, McCaw helped New Zealand win two Rugby World Cups in 2011 and 2015. In 2019, Richie McCaw was made an inductee of the World Rugby Hall of Fame.

 5 
Gil Scott-Heron
(Poet and Singer-songwriter)
Gil Scott-Heron
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 27, 2011
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Roscoe Lee Browne
(American Actor and Director)
Roscoe Lee Browne
2
Birthdate: May 2, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Woodbury, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 11, 2007
 7 
Ann Walton Kroenke
(Heiress to the Walmart Fortune)
Ann Walton Kroenke
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: United States of America
 8 
Stephen McKinley Henderson
(Actor)
Stephen McKinley Henderson
0
Birthdate: August 31, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City, USA

Best known for his work in the plays of August Wilson, actor Stephen McKinley Henderson has also impressed audiences with his roles in movies such as Lincoln and Dune. The Juilliard-educated actor has also been nominated for a Tony Award for his role in the play Fences.

 9 
Keorapetse Kgositsile
(South African Tswana Poet, Journalist and Political Activist)
Keorapetse Kgositsile
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 19, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: January 3, 2018

Keorapetse Kgositsile was a South African Tswana journalist, poet, and political activist. During the 1960s and 1970s, Kgositsile played an important role in the development of the African National Congress. Keorapetse Kgositsile helped bridge the gap between black poetry in the United States of America and African poetry. He was inaugurated as the nation's National Poet Laureate in 2006.

 10 
Pee Wee Kirkland
(Basketball player)
Pee Wee Kirkland
4
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
 11 
Mark Inglis
(The First Double Leg Amputee to Scale Mount Everest)
Mark Inglis
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Zealand

Mark Inglis is a New Zealand mountaineer, winemaker, researcher, and motivational speaker. Also an accomplished cyclist, Inglis won a silver medal at the 2000 Paralympics. In 2006, he became the first double leg amputee to scale Mount Everest. Inglis is also credited with founding a charitable trust called Limbs4All and a sports drink range called PeakFuel.

 12 
Charles Upham
(Farmer)
Charles Upham
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 21, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Christchurch
Died: November 22, 1994
 13 
Melvin Tolson
(Poet)
Melvin Tolson
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moberly, Missouri, United States
Died: August 29, 1966
 14 
Ronald Shannon Jackson
(Composer)
Ronald Shannon Jackson
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Died: October 19, 2013
 15 
Monte Irvin
(Baseball Player)
Monte Irvin
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Haleburg, Alabama, United States
Died: January 11, 2016
 16 
Oliver Nelson
(Saxophonist, Clarinetist)
Oliver Nelson
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: October 28, 1975
 17 
Saara Kuugongelwa
(Politician, Economist)
Saara Kuugongelwa
0
Birthdate: October 12, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Otamanzi Constituency, Namibia
 18 
Lincoln Kilpatrick
(Actor)
Lincoln Kilpatrick
1
Birthdate: February 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: May 18, 2004
 19 
George Whitelock
(Former New Zealand Rugby Union Player Who Played as a Loose Forward)
George Whitelock
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Palmerston North, New Zealand
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 20 
Joe Moody
(New Zealand Rugby Union Footballer Who Plays as a Prop)
Joe Moody
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 21 
Robert L. Carter
(Lawyer)
Robert L. Carter
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 11, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Caryville, Florida, United States
Died: January 3, 2012
 22 
Mburumba Kerina
(Politician)
Mburumba Kerina
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 6, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tsumeb, Namibia
Died: June 14, 2021
 23 
Cecil Dennis
(Politician)
Cecil Dennis
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 21, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montserrado, Liberia
Died: April 22, 1980
 24 
Hidipo Hamutenya
(Politician)
Hidipo Hamutenya
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Odibo, Namibia
Died: October 6, 2016