Notable Omega Men    

Bro. (Colonel, USA) Charles Young. 
• Bro. (General) William "Kip" Ward. 
• Bro. (Major
General, USA ret.) Mathew A. Zimmerman.  First Black Chief  of Chaplains, US Army.
• Bro. (Major General, USA) Abraham Turner. 
• Bro. (Major General, USMC ret.) Charles Bolden - Astronaut, graduate of the United States

Academy (pilot).
• Bro. (Lieutenant Colonel, USAF) Guion Bluford - First African-American in Space. He boarded the
  Space Shuttle "Challenger" in 1983 and performed the first "spacelab mission"
  on the Orbiter Challenger.

The Arts
• Bro. William "Count" Basie - Internationally known pianist, composer, arranger, and band leader.
• Bro. Sterling Brown - Teacher, poet, writer, Professor Emeritus of Literature at
Howard University,
   has a special foundation for folk culture and jazz music.
• Bro. Carl Rowan - Syndicated columnist.
• Bro. Joe Torry - Comedian, actor
• Bro. Ricky Smiley - Comedian, actor.
• Bro. Steve Harvey - Comedian, actor.

• Bro. De Hart Hubbart - A University of Michigan sprinter; was the first Black person to represent the
  United States
in the Olympic Games (1924).
• Bro. Ed "Too Tall" Jones - Outstanding player with the Dallas Cowboys
• Bro. Joe Black - An all-time great Brooklyn Dodger baseball pitcher. In 1952, he had the lowest
  earned-run average in the Major Leagues.
• Bro. Charlie Ward - Heisman Trohy winner and NY Knicks guard.
• Bro. Steve "Air" McNair - Outstanding quarterback with the Tennessee Titans.
• Bro. Hank Aaron - Home-run King who broke Babe Ruth's record.
• Bro. Shaquille O'Neal - Star center with the Los Angeles Lakers.
• Bro. Jerry Ball - Player with the Oakland Raiders.
• Bro. Cedric Maxwell - Outstanding professional basketball player with the Boston Celtics and other
• Bro. Leroy Walker - A
U.S. Olympic coach (sprinters) for many years.
• Bro. John Salley - Won NBA Championships with the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls
• Bro. Keith Jackson - Outstanding football player with the Miami Dolphins.                               
• Bro. Mark Duper - Another fantastic Miami Dolphins player.
• Bro. William Floyd - Fullback for the Charlotte Panthers
• Bro. Earl "The Pearl" Monroe - Former Outstanding NBA Guard

• Bro. Gillard S. Glover - President, Afro-American Life Insurance Company.
• Bro. Thurman McKenzie - Co-owner of M and M Products (Sta Soft Fro).
• Bro. Otis M. Smith - General Counsel, General Motors Corporation.
• Bro. Nathaniel Bronner - Co-owner of Bronner Brothers Beauty Supplies.
• Bro. Jesse Hill - President of Atlanta Life Insurance Company.
• Bro. William Kennedy III - President of North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company.
• Bro. Earl Graves, President and CEO of Black Enterprise Magazine

Civil Rights

• Bro. Grant Reynolds - Played a major role in President Truman's 1948 decision to desegregate the
  United States Armed Forces.
• Bro. James Nabrit - Former Dean of
Howard University Law School and former president of Howard
. A leader in the training of the early Civil Rights lawyers.
• Bro. Wiley Branton - Attorney of the "Little Rock Nine" and former Dean of Howard University School of
• Bro. Roy Wilkins - Long-time Executive Director of the NAACP.
• Bro. Benjamin Hooks - Succeeded Bro. Roy Wilkins as Executive Director of the NAACP, the most
  effective of all civil rights organizations.
• Bro. Khalid Muhammad

• Bro. Benjamin E. Mays - President Emeritus of Morehouse College, writer and lecturer.
• Bro. Herman Dreer - Teacher, minister, writer, and author of The History of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity,
  Inc., 1911-1961.

• Bro. Lawrence Douglas Wilder - Became Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1990. He also
  received the Bronze Star for his military heroics in the Korean War.
• Bro. William Hastie - First Governor of the U.S.
Virgin Islands.
• Bro. George L.P. Weaver - Former U.S. Secretary of Labor.
• Bro. Vernon Jordan
• Bro. Robert C. Weaver - First African American to serve on the Presidential Cabinet when he became
  Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in 1966 under President Franklin Roosevelt.
• Bro. Clifford L. Alexander, Jr. - Secretary, Department of the Army.
• Bro. Rev. Jesse Jackson - Candidate for the United States Presidency in 1984 and 1988.

• Bro. Dr. Ernest Everett Just - Internationally known biologist and professor at Howard University.
• Bro. Dr. Charles Drew - Perfected the use of blood plasma; Professor of Surgery at Howard
• Bro. Percy Julian - Discovered the use of foam to extinguish fires and discovered a method of
  producing cortisone synthetically.
• Bro. Dr. Fred Drew Gregory - Astronaut, graduate of the United States Air Force Academy (pilot).
• Bro. Dr. Ronald E. McNair - Astronaut, graduate of M.I.T., Ph.D. in Physics (civilian).



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