The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation continues its mission to be a catalyst to serve as a catalyst and partner for ensuring the stability, strength and excellence of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Our aim is to advance the reality that HBCUs are valuable treasures and critical resources that help transform the seeds of potentiality into the fruits of possibility.

1986

Leontyne Price
Central State University

1987

Lionel Richie
Tuskegee University

1988

Phylicia Rashad
Howard University

1989

Jack “The Rapper” Gibson
Lincoln University of Missouri

1990

John T. Biggers
Hampton University

1991

Tim Reid
(Entertainment)

Norfolk State University

1991

Dr. William Taylor
(Arts)

Virginia State University

1992

Olivia Ward
Bowie State University

1993

Robert DoQui
Langston University

1994

Roscoe Lee Browne
(Entertainment)

Lincoln University, Pennsylvania

1995

Dr. Tommie Stewart
(Arts)

Jackson State University

1996

Oprah Winfrey
Tennessee State University

1997

Dr. Rosalyn A. Walker
Hampton University

1998

JoMarie Payton-Clark
Albany State University

1998

Dr. Della B.T. Hardman
West Virginia State College

1999

Debbie Allen
Howard University

1999

Robert “Bob” Thompson
West Virginia State University

2000

Kenny Leon
Clark Atlanta University

2001

Joe Torry
Lincoln University of Missouri

2002

Nancy Wilson
Central State University

2003

Dr. Bobby Jones
Tennessee State University

2003

Leo Twiggs
Claflin University

2005

Emmanuel Lewis
Clark Atlanta University

2006

Irma Dolores Player Hall
Texas College

2006

Lynn Whitfield
Howard University

2008

Denise Dowse
Norfolk State University

2009

Ernest Eugene Barnes, Jr.
(Posthumously)

North Carolina Central University

2010

Cecil J. Williams
Claflin University

2011

Pearl Cleage
Spelman College

2012

T’Keyah Crystal Keyman
(Entertainment)

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

2012

Floyd Gordon
(Arts)

Claflin University

2013

Bernadine R. Oliphint
Texas Southern University

2014

Will Packer
Florida Agricultural & Technical State University

2015

Will Downing
Virginia Union University

2017

Jonathan Slocomb
Oakwood University

2018

Dowell Taylor
Jackson State University

1986

Eddie Robinson
Grambling State University

1987

Willis Reed
Grambling State University

1988

Walter Payton
Jackson State University

1989

Louis Brock
Southern University

1990

John Stallworth
Alabama A & M University

1991

Harry Carson
South Carolina State University

1992

Dr. Leroy Walker
Benedict College

1993

Willie Davenport
Southern University

1994

Dr. James Frank
Lincoln University of Missouri

1995

Ralph Boston
Tennessee State University

1996

Edwin Moses
Morehouse College

1996

Alice Coachman Davis
Albany State University

1997

William J. Robinson
West Virginia State University

1998

L.J. “Stan” Lomax
Fort Valley State University

1999

Steve Wilson
Howard University

2001

Marques Haynes
Langston University

2003

Hiawatha Knight
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

2004

Doug Williams
Grambling State University

2005

Wyomia Tyus
Tennessee State University

2006

Elvin Lamont Bethea
North Carolina A & T University

2007

April Holmes
Norfolk State University

2008

Earl “The Pearl” Monroe
Winston-Salem University

2009

Edith McGuire-Duvall
Tennessee State University

2010

Jethro T. Pugh
Elizabeth City State University

2011

Coach Lonnie Bartley
Fort Valley State University

2013

Robert Mathis
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

2014

Dr. Catana Starks
Tennessee State University

2015

The Jones Brothers
Albany State University

2016

Alvin Attles, Jr.
North Carolina A&T State University

2017

H. Anthony “Tony” Wyllie
Texas Southern University

2018

Jerry Rice
Mississippi Valley State University

1986

Herman J. Russell
Tuskegee University

1987

Earl G. Graves
Morgan State University

1988

Carl Ware
Clark Atlanta University

1989

Joshua I. Smith
Central State University

1990

Harlow Fullwood, Jr.
Virginia Union University

1991

Jesse Hill, Jr.
Lincoln University of Missouri

1992

E. J. “Jay” Williams
St. Paul’s College

1992

Daniel Kennon, Jr.
Talladega College

1993

Willie E. Gary
Shaw University

1994

William Cox
Alabama State University

1995

Joe Dudley
North Carolina A&T State University

1996

Gerald Williams
Lane College

1997

Roy Terry & Rudolph Terry
Morehouse College

1998

Dr. Samuels Metters
Prairie View A & M

1999

Donald Sowell
Alcorn State University

2000

Dr. Thomas Boston
West Virginia State College

2002

Gregory Baranco
Southern University

2003

James F. Garrett
North Carolina A&T State University

2004

Jeffrey E. Thompson
University of the District of Columbia

2004

Charles B. Gary
Claflin University

2005

Tom Joyner
Tuskegee University

2006

Gerald B. Smith
Texas Southern University

2006

Alexis M. Herman
Xavier University

2007

Donna James
North Carolina A&T State University

2007

Ernest Hodge
Norfolk State University

2008

Dmitri Stockton
(Industry)

North Carolina A&T State University

2008

C.D. (Charles David) Moody
(Business)

Morehouse College

2009

Dr. Theophilus Boyd, III
(Business)

Tennessee State University

2009

Logan H. Westbrooks
(Industry)

Lincoln University of Missouri

2010

Lonnie Johnson
(Industry)

Tuskegee University

2010

Willie A. Deese
(Business)

North Carolina A&T State University

2011

Johnnie B. Booker
Hampton University

2012

John J. Funny
(Business)

South Carolina State University

2012

Kevin W. Williams
(Industry)

Tennessee State University

2013

Andrea Harris
Bennett College

2013

Dr. Harry L. Coaxum
Talladega College

2015

Janice Howroyd
North Carolina A&T State University

2016

Dr. Kase Lawal
Texas Southern University

2017

Mitchell A. Martin, CPA, MBA
North Carolina A&T State University

2018

Craig Welburn
(Business)

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

2018

Dr. Henry Coaxum, Jr.
(Industry)

Talladega College

2014

Reverend C. T. Vivian
Western Illinois University

2015

Michael Smith
Winston-Salem State University

2017

Hamilton Bohannon
Clark Atlanta University

2018

Roderick Broadway
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

2011

Dr. Catherine Burks-Brooks
Tennessee State University

2011

Dr. Allen Cason
Tennessee State University

2011

Dr. El Senzengakulu Zulu
Tennessee State University

2011

Dr. Etta Simpson-Ray
Tennessee State University

2011

Joy Reagon Leonard
Tennessee State University

2011

Dr. Mary J. Smith
Tennessee State University

2011

Dr. Francis Wilson Canty
Tennessee State University

2011

Lucretia Collins
Tennessee State University

2011

Dr. Ernest R. Patton
Tennessee State University

2011

Carolyn Reed-Bush
Tennessee State University

2011

Dr. Larry F. Hunter
Tennessee State University

2011

Patricia Jenkins-Armstrong
Tennessee State University

2011

Dr. Frederick Leonard
Tennessee State University

2011

Dr. William Harbour
Tennessee State University

2011

Dr. Pauline Knight-Ofosu
Tennessee State University

2012

Ralph David Abernathy
(Posthumously)

Alabama State University

2013

The A&T Four: Major General Joseph McNeil, Dr. Franklin McCain, Dr. Jibreel Khazan, Dr. David Richmond (Posthumously)
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

2015

The Honorable David Dinkins
Howard University

2016

Rev. Dr. William Barber II
North Carolina Central University

2017

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.
Howard University

1986

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Morehouse College

1987

Ashley H. Cooke, Jr.
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

1988

Geraldine Henderson
Fayetteville State University

1989

Rev. Dr. Joseph Jackson
Jackson State University

1990

Frances Delee Taylor
Claflin College

1991

Thelma Parks
Langston University

1992

Xernona Clayton
Tennessee State University

1993

Rev. Leon Sullivan
West Virginia State College

1994

Charles Barlow
Morris Brown College

1995

Rev. Dr. Cecil Murray
Florida A&M University

1996

Theodore Blunt
Winston-Salem State University

1997

Lyda Hannan
Fort Valley State University

1998

Ollie W. Gates
Lincoln University of Missouri

1999

Dr. Joseph Lowery
Knoxville College

2000

George Dillard
Langston University

2001

Dr. Reatha King
Clark Atlanta University

2002

George H. Andrews
Alabama State University

2003

Hon. Myron Lowry
LeMoyne-Owen College

2004

Clemmie B. Hatchett
Claflin University

2005

Dr. Fredrick D. Reese, Jr.
Alabama State University

2006

Royall M. Mack, Sr.
North Carolina A&T State University

2007

Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker
Virginia Union University

2009

Joyce M. Rochè
Dillard University

2010

Dr. Jasper Salmond
Benedict College

2011

Ruth B. Crawford
Paine College

2012

Harry E. Johnson, Sr.
Texas Southern University

2014

Hardy K. Dorsey, Sr.
Lincoln University (MO)

2015

Elisabeth Omilami
Hampton University

2017

Judge Penny Brown Reynolds
Interdenominational Theological Center

2018

Dr. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson
Benedict College

1986

Dr. Benjamin E. Mays
Morehouse College

1987

Dr. Mary Hatwood Futrell
Virginia State University

1988

Dr. Henry Cheaney
Kentucky State University

1989

Dr. Joseph B. Johnson
Grambling State University

1990

Dr. Maceo Nance, Jr.
Langston University

1990

Dr. Clinita Arnsby Ford
Lincoln University of Missouri

1991

Dr. Earl W. Rand
Jarvis Christian College

1992

Dr. Norman C. Frances
Xavier University

1992

Dr. Frederick Humphries
Florida A&M University

1993

Dr. William Harvey
Talladega College

1994

Dr. Robert Albright
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

1995

Dr. Arthur Bacon
Talladega College

1996

Dr. Sebetha Jenkins
Jackson State University

1997

Dr. Dorothy C. Yancy
Johnson C. Smith University

1998

Dr. William W. Sutton
Mississippi Valley State University

1999

Dr. Shirley Turnage
Elizabeth City State University

2000

Dr. Henry Ponder
Langston University

2001

Dr. Roderick Paige
Jackson State University

2002

Dr. Wilma Roscoe
Livingstone College

2003

Dr. Shirley Knox-Benton
Huston -Tillotson College

2004

Dr. Johnetta B. Cole
Fisk University

2005

Dr. Oswald P. Bronson
Bethune - Cookman College

2006

Dr. Larry L. Earvin
Clark Atlanta University

2007

Dr. Benjamin Payton
South Carolina State University

2009

Dr. Earl Richardson
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

2011

Dr. Henry Tisdale
Claflin University

2012

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III
Hampton University

2013

Thelma B. Thompson, Ph.D.
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

2014

Dr. Harold L. Martin, Sr.
North Carolina A&T State University

2015

Dr. Robert Franklin
Morehouse College

2016

Dr. David Beckley
Rust College

2017

Dr. Gary A. McGaha
Mississippi Valley State University

2018

Dr. Lawrence Davis, Jr.
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

2003

Bishop Eddie L. Long
North Carolina Central University

2004

Rev. Dr. Floyd Flake
Wilberforce University

2005

Bishop T. D Jakes
West Virginia State University

2006

Rev. Dr. William Flippin, Sr.
Fisk University

2007

Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley
Tennessee State University

2008

Rev. Dr. Charles B. Jackson, Sr.
Benedict College

2009

Rev. Dr. Cameron M. Alexander
Morehouse College

2010

Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III
Morehouse College

2011

Rev. Dr. Charles B. Jackson, Sr.
Benedict College

2012

Rev. Dr. Frederick Haynes, III
Bishop College

2013

Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson
Virginia Union University

2014

Bishop Dale C. Bronner
Morehouse College

2015

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr.
Morehouse College

2016

Bishop Dr. George Brooks
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

2017

Reverend Lillie Jones
(Posthumously)

Bennett College

2018

Rev. Audrey Bronson
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

1986

Honorable Thurgood Marshall
Howard University

1987

Honorable Maynard Jackson
Morehouse College

1988

Honorable Earnest Finney, Jr.
Claflin University

1989

Honorable Barbara Jordan
Texas Southern University

1990

Honorable Calvin Smyre
Fort Valley State University

1991

Honorable William Jefferson
Southern University

1992

Honorable John Lewis
Fisk University

1993

Honorable Andrew Young
Howard University

1994

Honorable L. Douglas Wilder
Virginia Union University

1995

Alvin O. Chambliss, Jr.
Jackson State University

1995

Honorable Kweisi Mfume
Morgan State University

1996

Donald Hollowell
Lane College

1997

Honorable Eva Clayton
Johnson C. Smith University

1998

Colonel Ora J. Williams
Alcorn State University

1999

Honorable John F. Knight, Jr.
Alabama State University

2000

Honorable Michael Thurmond
Paine College

2000

Honorable Jesse White
Alabama State University

2001

Jacquelyn Barrett
Clark Atlanta University

2002

Honorable Clarence Cooper
Clark Atlanta University

2003

Honorable Willie Earl Lockette
Fort Valley State University

2004

Reuben V. Anderson
Tougaloo College

2005

Honorable James E. Clyburn
South Carolina State University

2005

Honorable Joyce London Alexander
Howard University

2006

Honorable Matthew E. Perry, Jr.
South Carolina State University

2006

Honorable Shirley Franklin
Howard University

2007

Honorable Johnny Ford
Knoxville College

2008

General Lloyd (Fig) Newton, Ret.
Tennessee State University

2008

Julius L. Chambers, Esq.
North Carolina Central University

2009

Honorable Bennie G. Thompson
Tougaloo College

2010

Honorable Curtis L. Collier
Tennessee State University

2010

General Russell L. Honoré
Southern University & A&M College

2011

Honorable Brenda Hill Cole
Clark Atlanta University

2011

Honorable Henry M. Michaux, Jr.
North Carolina Central University

2012

Honorable W. Troy Massey
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

2013

Pamela J. Bethel, J.D.
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

2014

Honorable Edna Branch Jackson
Savannah State University

2015

Brigadier General Clara Adams-Ender
North Carolina A&T State University

2015

Honorable Tommie Colbert, Sr.
Kentucky State University

2016

Honorable George Butterfield
North Carolina Central University

2017

The Honorable Joseph W. Hatchett
(Government)

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

2017

Justice Henry E. Frye
(Law)

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

2018

Retired Rear Admiral Annie B. Andrews
(Government)

Savannah State University

1992

Dr. Mable Parker McLean
Barber Scotia College

1993

Dr. William A. McMillan, Sr.
Johnson C. Smith University

1993

Dr. John A. Peoples, Jr.
Jackson State University

1994

Dr. Walter Washington
Tougaloo College

1995

Thomas W. Dortch, Jr.
Fort Valley State University

1995

Dr. Samuel Myers
Morgan State University

1995

Montford Irvin
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

1996

Donald C. Wade
Southern University

1996

Hon. Parren Mitchell
Morgan State University

1996

Edward Stanley Temple
Tennessee State University

1997

Hon. Damon J. Keith
West Virginia State University

1997

Lt. General Julius W. Becton, Jr.
Prairie View A&M University

1998

Dr. Samuel Dubois Cook
Morehouse College

1998

Elder Lee A. Paschal
Oakwood College

1999

Earl Lloyd
West Virginia State University

1999

John Morton
Lane College

2000

Dr. Clifford Baker
Alabama State University

2001

William “Buddy” Blakey
Knoxville College

2002

Azie Taylor Morton
Huston-Tillotson College

2002

Ozell Sutton
Philander Smith College

2002

Opal Smith
Prairie View A&M University

2003

Fred Gray
Alabama State University

2003

Billye Aaron
Texas College

2003

Lerone Bennett, Jr.
Morehouse College

2004

Thomas N. Todd
Southern University A&M College

2004

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth
Alabama State University

2004

Dr. Nathan Hare
Langston University

2005

Rev. Jesse Jackson
North Carolina A&T State University

2005

Hon. Lawrence Wilder
Virginia Union University

2005

Dr. Sybil C. Mobley
Bishop College

2006

John W. Mack
Clark Atlanta University

2006

Dr. John Hope Franklin
Fisk University

2006

Anthony Viaer
Huston-Tillotson College

2007

Percy E. Sutton
Tuskegee University

2007

Dr. Elridge W. McMillan
Clark Atlanta University

2007

Benjamin S. Ruffin
North Carolina Central University

2008

Eunice Walker Johnson
Talladega College

2008

Willie E. Jeffries
South Carolina State University

2008

Dr. Hilliard L. Lackey, III
Jackson State University

2009

Samuel Jones
North Carolina Central University

2010

Julian Bond
Morehouse College

2010

Dr. N. Joyce Payne
Clark Atlanta University

2010

Dr. Samuel Jolley, Jr.
Fort Valley State University

2012

Dr. Arthur E. Thomas
Central State University

2012

Dr. Velma Speight-Buford
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

2013

Dr. Aaron Shirley
Tougaloo College

2013

Harriett Green Jenkins
Fisk University

2013

Dolores Margaret Richard Spikes
Southern University A&M College

2014

Dr. Gladys Hope Franklin White
Hampton University

2014

Dr. Ruth Simmions
Dillard University

2015

Ada Anderson
Huston-Tillotson University

2016

Honorable Revius O. Ortique Jr.
(Posthumously)

Dillard University

2016

Norma Ely-Jones
Florida Memorial University

2017

Patricia Russell-McCloud, Esq.
Kentucky State University

2017

Deborah Scott Thomas
Alabama State University

2017

Dr. Edith A. Calhoun
Talladega College

2018

Leonidas Epps, Jr.
(Posthumously)

Clark Atlanta University

1986

Dr. George Debnam
Shaw University

1987

Dr. Edith Irby Jones
Knoxville College

1988

Dr. LaSalle Lefall, Jr.
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

1989

Dr. Louis Sullivan
Morehouse College

1990

Dr. Ezra C. Davidson, Jr.
Meharry Medical College

1991

Dr. Frank S. Royal
Virginia Union University

1992

Dr. Bettye Davis-Lewis
Prairie View A&M University

1993

Dr. Joycelyn Elders
Philander Smith College

1994

Dr. Dorothy Bennett
Bennett College

1995

Dr. Edward Cooper
Lincoln University

1997

Dr. George H. Rawls
Florida A&M University

1998

Dr. James R. Gavin, III
Livingstone College

2000

Dr. David Satcher
Morehouse College

2001

Dr. Diane Adams
Howard University

2002

Dr. Yvonne Thompson Maddox
Virginia Union University

2003

Dr. Jesse Belmont Barber
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

2004

Dr. Levi Watkins
Tennessee State University

2005

Dr. Charlie Bridges
Alcorn State University

2006

Dr. Dwight D. Perry, Jr.
North Carolina Central University

2007

Dr. Alvin H. Crawford
Tennessee State University

2008

Dr. Edward A. Rankin
Lincoln University

2009

Dr. Georgia M. Dunston
Norfolk State University

2010

Dr. John E. Maupin, Jr.
Meharry Medical College

2012

Dr. Ophelia E. Garmon-Brown
North Carolina Central University

2013

Dr. Edith Peterson Mitchell
Tennessee State University

2014

Dr. Haywood L. Brown
North Carolina A&T State University

2015

Dr. Regina Benjamin
Xavier University & Morehouse School of Medicine

2016

Dr. Valerie Callender
Bennett College

2016

Dr. James Bennett
Clark Atlanta University

2017

Valerie Montgomery Rice
Morehouse School of Medicine

2018

Dr. James Densler
Savannah State University

1986

Dr. Julian Earls
Norfolk State University

1987

Dr. Ronald E. McNair
North Carolina A&T State University

1989

Dr. Samuel P. Massie
Fisk University

1990

Dr. Beny J. Primm
West Virginia State University

1991

Dr. Hattie Carwell
Bennett College

1992

Dr. Walter Roberts
Mississippi Valley State University

1993

Dr. Jennie Patrick
Tuskegee University

1994

Dr. Lilia Abron
LeMoyne-Owen College

1995

Colonel Willie L. Frazier
Claflin University

1996

Dr. James Harris
Huston-Tillotson College

1997

Dr. Joseph B. Morris
Howard University

1998

Robert Benjamin Lee, III
Norfolk State University

1999

Dr. James Letton
Kentucky State University

2000

Katherine Coleman Johnson
West Virginia State University

2001

Dr. Luther S. Williams
Miles College

2003

Dr. Keith Norris
Howard University

2007

Dr. Roosevelt Calbert
Jackson State University

2010

Dr. Goldie S. Byrd
North Carolina A&T State University

2012

Jesse Eugene Russell
Tennessee State University

2013

Dr. Norman B. Anderson
North Carolina Central University

2014

Dr. Cora B. Marrett
Virginia Union University

2015

Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi
Tougaloo College

2017

Dr. Eugene M. DeLoatch, Ph.D.
Tougaloo College