Morehouse College

Discover the notable alumni of Morehouse College. The list includes people like Martin Luther King Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, John David Washington, Killer Mike & Martin Luther King III. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as activists, miscellaneous, musicians, leaders and intellectuals & academics etc.
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Martin Luther King Jr.
(African-American Civil Rights Movement Leader Who Used Civil Disobedience to Combat Racism)
Martin Luther King Jr.
154
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: April 4, 1968

A leader in the civil rights movement in the mid-twentieth century, Martin Luther King Jr. is best remembered for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience. A man of Christian faith who was inspired by Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent activism, he was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize for fighting racial inequality.  

 2 
Samuel L. Jackson
56
Birthdate: December 21, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

Actor and producer, Samuel L. Jackson is widely regarded as one of the most popular actors of his generation. A highly prolific actor, he has appeared in over 150 films and is especially known for his roles in Quentin Tarantino films. Besides acting, he has voiced for several animated films, television series, and video games.

 3 
John David Washington
(Former American Football Player & Actor Known for His Roles in Series 'Ballers' and Films: 'BlacKkKlansman' and 'Tenet')
John David Washington
45
Birthdate: July 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Son of famous actor, Denzel Washington, John David Washington is a former professional footballer who played in the NFL Europe and the United Football League (UFL). He co-produced a film, The Book of Eli, and rose to fame as an actor with HBO drama series, Ballers. He later starred in critically acclaimed films, such as BlacKkKlansman and Tenet.

 4 
Brian Tyree Henry
(Actor)
Brian Tyree Henry
14
Birthdate: March 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fayetteville, North Carolina Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 5 
Killer Mike
(American Rapper and Actor)
Killer Mike
27
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
 6 
Martin Luther King III
(Human Rights Activist)
Martin Luther King III
16
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 23, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama
The American civil rights activist has continued his legendary father Martin Luther King Jr.’s struggle for racial equality. Martin Luther King III headed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference founded by his father and endorsed Barack Obama’s nomination for American presidency. King fought against police brutality, but he also denounced capital punishment, saying he did not belive in retributional justice.
 7 
Herman Cain
(American Businessman and Conservative Politician)
Herman Cain
26
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: July 30, 2020

The son of a janitor and a domestic help, Herman Cain used his talent in math to join Purdue University. He had worked with the Navy and been an analyst for Coca-Cola. He later headed Pillsbury as its VP. He had announced his presidential candidacy in 2012 but later withdrew.

 8 
Edwin Moses
(American Former Track and Field Athlete and Olympic Gold Medalist in the 400 m Hurdles)
Edwin Moses
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 9 
Rockmond Dunbar
(Actor)
Rockmond Dunbar
5
Birthdate: January 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, USA
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 10 
Bill Nunn
(Actor)
Bill Nunn
5
Birthdate: October 20, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: September 24, 2016
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 11 
Shaun King
(Writer, Civil Rights Activist and Co-Founder of Real Justice PAC)
Shaun King
15
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 29, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Franklin County, Kentucky, United States

Writer and civil rights activist, Shaun King, is the co-founder of Real Justice PAC. He is known for making extensive use of social media to promote causes like Black Lives Matter. He has worked as a teacher and pastor and is the founder of the Courageous Church. He launched the campaign Justice Together in 2015 to fight against police brutality.

 12 
Julian Bond
(Social Activist)
Julian Bond
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 14, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: August 15, 2015
 13 
Jeh Johnson
(Lawyer)
Jeh Johnson
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 11, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 14 
Guru
(Rapper)
Guru
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Roxbury, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: April 19, 2010
 15 
Erik King
(Film actor)
Erik King
3
Birthdate: April 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington D.C., U.S.
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 16 
Maynard Jackson
(Mayor of Atlanta)
Maynard Jackson
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 23, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Died: June 23, 2003
 17 
Babatunde Olatunji
(Musician, Percussionist)
Babatunde Olatunji
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ajido
Died: April 6, 2003
 18 
A. D. King
(Minister)
A. D. King
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: July 21, 1969
 19 
Henry Martyn Robert
(Soldier)
Henry Martyn Robert
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 2, 1837
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Robertville, South Carolina, United States
Died: May 11, 1923
 20 
Ramon Harewood
(Former Barbadian American Football Offensive Tackle)
Ramon Harewood
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Michael, Barbados
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 21 
Lexington Steele
(Actor)
Lexington Steele
2
Birthdate: November 28, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 22 
Corey Gamble
(American Reality Star and Boyfriend of Kris Jenner)
Corey Gamble
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 10, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 23 
Abraham Woods
(Activist)
Abraham Woods
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alabama, United States
Died: November 7, 2008
 24 
Lugenia Burns Hope
(American Activist and Social Reformer)
Lugenia Burns Hope
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 19, 1874
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: August 14, 1947

Social reformer and civil rights activist Lugenia Burns Hope is remembered for launching the social welfare association Neighborhood Union, dedicated to the upliftment of Black women. She had also worked to secure equality for Black soldiers during World War I. She was later named to the Georgia Women of Achievement.

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James Nabrit Jr.
(Lawyer)
James Nabrit Jr.
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 7, 1900
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: December 27, 1997