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Famous Omega Men

THE ARTS

From Left to Right:

  • Grant Reynolds - Played a major role in President Truman's 1948 decision to desegregate the United States Armed Forces.
  • James Nabrit - Former Dean of the Howard University Law School and former president of Howard University. A leader in the training of the early Civil Rights lawyers.
  • Roy Wilkins - Long-time Executive Director of the NAACP.
  • Jesse Jackson- Former Director of Operation PUSH; Founder, National Rainbow Coalition.
  • Vernon Jordan - Noted Attorney and Former Executive Director of the National Urban League.
  • Wiley Branton - Attorney of the "Little Rock Nine" and former Dean of Howard University School of Law.
  • Oliver Hill - Civil Rights attorney whose work against racial discrimination helped end the doctrine of ?separate but equal?. 1999 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient.
  • Benjamin Hooks - Succeeded Roy Wilkins as Executive Director of the NAACP, the most effective of all civil rights organizations.
SPORTS & ATHLETICS 

From Left to Right:

  • Dr. Carter G. Woodson - The earliest and most outspoken proponent for the study of Black History.
  • Benjamin E. Mays - President Emeritus of Morehouse College, writer and lecturer.
  • Professor Frank Coleman - Professor and head of the Physics Department, Howard University.
  • Herman Dreer - Teacher, minister, writer, and author of The History of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., 1911-1961.