Famous Alumni of Howard University - Celebrities from Howard University

Popularly known as HU or Howard, Howard University is essentially classified as a federally chartered, private research university and is home to various historical landmarks in Washington, D.C. With over 70 diverse undergraduate programs, Howard is ranked as a Tier 1 University. As per the 2015 Bloomberg Businessweek college rankings, HU is the only HBCU ranked in the top 75. With an enrollment of over 10,000 students, Howard covers over 120 fields of education that enrich the learning experience of every student. The University has academic programs in various verticals of education such as Engineering, Architecture, Health Sciences, Communication and Law, to name a few. What makes the university stand apart is its diversity in students, due to its nonsectarian approach to education. Howard University has produced four Rhodes Scholars, one Marshall Scholar, two Truman Scholars and twenty-two Fulbright scholars between 1986 and 2017. It has also been ranked as the top producer of African-American undergraduates (who later earn science and engineering doctoral degrees) by the National Science Foundation. Debbie Allen and Nnamdi Azikiwe are some of the notable alumni’s of HU, who have soared to great heights from different walks of life. The university is currently on the road to position itself as one of the top research universities in the United States of America. Here is a list of some of the distinguished achievers born out of Howard University.

Check out the list of notable Howard University alumni. Some of the notable Howard University students are Sean Combs, Taraji P. Henson, Toni Morrison, Thurgood Marshall and Anthony Anderson.

The Most Famous Alumni of Howard University

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Thomas SowellJune 30, 1930AmericanThomas Sowell is an American economist, syndicated columnist, writer and social theorist
Thurgood MarshallJuly 2, 1908AmericanThurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the United States’ Supreme Court
Tami RomanApril 17, 1970AmericanTami Roman is an American TV personality, model, businesswoman and actress
Benjamin Nnamdi AzikiweNovember 16, 1904NigerianBenjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe was the first president of Nigeria
Cheddi JaganMarch 22, 1918GuyaneseCheddi Jagan was a former president of Guyana.This biography gives detailed information about his childhood, life, works and timeline.
Stokely CarmichaelJune 29, 1941Trinidadian, AmericanStokely Carmichael was a Trinidadian-American leader of the ‘American Civil Rights Movement’, known for his radical theories
Taraji P. HensonSeptember 11, 1970AmericanTaraji Penda Henson is an African-American actress and singer
Chadwick BosemanNovember 29, 1976AmericanChadwick Boseman is an American actor best known for his role in the flick ’42.’
Amiri BarakaOctober 7, 1934AmericanPoet and political activist, Amiri Baraka was one of the most influential African-American writers
Zora Neale HurstonJanuary 7, 1891AmericanZora Neale Hurston was a well-known American folklorist, anthropologist and author
Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack is an American singer and pianist

AmericanFebruary 10, 1937137 views

Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson is an American actor best known for appearing in his self-written, produced and starred sitcom, ‘All About the Andersons’

AmericanAugust 15, 1970113 views

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji Penda Henson is an African-American actress and singer

AmericanSeptember 11, 1970219 views

Percy Lavon Julian

Percy Lavon Julian was an internationally reputed scientist who undertook pioneering research work in chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants

AmericanApril 11, 1899123 views

Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche was an American political scientist and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his work in Palestine

AmericanAugust 7, 1903171 views

Cheddi Jagan

Cheddi Jagan was a former president of Guyana.This biography gives detailed information about his childhood, life, works and timeline.

GuyaneseMarch 22, 1918228 views

Marjorie Lee Browne

Marjorie Lee Browne was an eminent African-American mathematician & educator

Stokely Carmichael

Stokely Carmichael was a Trinidadian-American leader of the ‘American Civil Rights Movement’, known for his radical theories

TrinidadianJune 29, 1941224 views

Tami Roman

Tami Roman is an American TV personality, model, businesswoman and actress

AmericanApril 17, 1970267 views

Lucille Clifton

Lucille Clifton was an award winning African-American poet, writer and educator whose works focused on the lives of blacks and women

AmericanJune 27, 1936127 views