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
|Thomas Sowell||June 30, 1930||American||Thomas Sowell is an American economist, syndicated columnist, writer and social theorist|
|Thurgood Marshall||July 2, 1908||American||Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the United States’ Supreme Court|
|Tami Roman||April 17, 1970||American||Tami Roman is an American TV personality, model, businesswoman and actress|
|Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe||November 16, 1904||Nigerian||Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe was the first president of Nigeria|
|Stokely Carmichael||June 29, 1941||Trinidadian, American||Stokely Carmichael was a Trinidadian-American leader of the ‘American Civil Rights Movement’, known for his radical theories|
|Taraji P. Henson||September 11, 1970||American||Taraji Penda Henson is an African-American actress and singer|
|Cheddi Jagan||March 22, 1918||Guyanese||Cheddi Jagan was a former president of Guyana.This biography gives detailed information about his childhood, life, works and timeline.|
|Chadwick Boseman||November 29, 1976||American||Chadwick Boseman is an American actor best known for his role in the flick ’42.’|
|Amiri Baraka||October 7, 1934||American||Poet and political activist, Amiri Baraka was one of the most influential African-American writers|
|Zora Neale Hurston||January 7, 1891||American||Zora Neale Hurston was a well-known American folklorist, anthropologist and author|