Maroon & White Tigers: 10 Famous Men Who Attended Morehouse College

September 28, 2012 ‐ By Jasmine Berry

With notable alumni in every field from politics to education, Morehouse College is a historically black all- men’s located in Atlanta, Georgia. Consistently ranking in the top five of HBCU’s in America each year, here are 10 famous brothers who attended Morehouse College.


Source: WENN

Spike Lee

The Emmy award winning director is a part of a legacy of Morehouse men, as his father and grandfather both graduated before him. Enrolling in 1976, Spike entered college with no idea about what he wanted to major in. He returned after one summer wanting to become a filmmaker, and eventually received his bachelor’s degree in mass communications. His films have helped launched the careers of some of our favorite black actors and actresses.

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  • Masterpieced

    Good article!

  • E-Rice

    As a point of clarity, Rockmond did not graduate, he left early. Thanks for doing this, but this list is so incomplete. You could have incuded Gus, from Breaking Bad (Giancarlo Esposito), Guru from Gangstarr, Killer Mike was a philosophy major (Also did not graduate), Artist Sanford Biggers, Saul Williams, Director Seith Mann, lots of Preachers (Calvin Butts), politicians, college Presidents, Noted Professors (Na’im Akbar), Philosophers (Howard Thurman), businessmen, physicians, US Secretaries, Surgeon Generals, and more. We are defiitely proud of our Alumni and Morehouse College

    • Morehouse13

      2 recent Baltimore Ravens NFL players are now included in this list right?

  • AH

    Thank you for writing this article! I’m a Morehouse Man.

    • fhsmct

      As a 4th Generation Maroon Tiger, I too say Thank You! and, 3 of the 4 of us were STEM majors. Grand Father (Chem), Father (Math) and myself ( Biology). The 4th, my great grand, was a Philospohy/Religion student (a Baptist Preacher) . . .

      • Masterpieced

        Congratulations! Write this down for your family history!

  • Elaine

    It’s interesting how many of the Morehouse Alumni had majored in Math or science.

  • Ann

    This is great. Keep on writing about famous HBCUs alumni. I would love to see other famous people who graduated from all of the HBCUs.

    • Masterpieced