69 Notable alumni of
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is 776th in the world, 292nd in North America, and 271st in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 69 notable alumni from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Tyrese Gibson

    Tyrese Gibson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    singerdisc jockeytelevision actormodelmusician
    Biography

    Tyrese Darnell Gibson is an American singer and actor. He released his self-titled debut studio album in 1998, which featured the single "Sweet Lady", peaking at number twelve on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. His second and third albums, 2000 Watts and I Wanna Go There, were released in 2001 and 2002; respectively, the latter contained the lead single "How You Gonna Act Like That", which became Tyrese's highest-charting single, reaching number seven on the Billboard Hot 100. His fourth album, Alter Ego, explored hip hop, while he was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album for his fifth album Open Invitation (2011). Tyrese's sixth album, Black Rose (2015), debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, becoming his highest-charting album. He has sold over 4 million records in the United States.

  2. Common

    Common
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    rapperwritersingerfilm actorsongwriter
    Biography

    Lonnie Rashid Lynn, known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American rapper and actor. He debuted in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar?, and gained critical acclaim with his 1994 album Resurrection. He maintained an underground following into the late 1990s. He achieved mainstream success through his work with the Soulquarians.

  3. Karamo Brown

    Karamo Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Enrolled in Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
    Studied in 1999-2002
    Occupations
    activistentertainerpodcasterwritertelevision personality
    Biography

    Karamo Karega Brown is an American television host, reality television personality, author, actor, and activist. Brown began his career in 2004 on the MTV reality show The Real World: Philadelphia, becoming the first openly gay black man cast on a reality show. He currently stars as the culture expert in the Netflix series Queer Eye.

  4. Anika Noni Rose

    Anika Noni Rose
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    voice actortelevision actorstage actorsingerfilm actor
    Biography

    Anika Noni Rose is a Tony-award-winning American actress and singer. She is best known for voicing Tiana, Disney's first African-American movie protagonist, as seen in The Princess and the Frog (2009). She was named a Disney Legend in 2011.

  5. Keisha Lance Bottoms

    Keisha Lance Bottoms
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Keisha Lance Bottoms is an American lawyer and politician who served as the 60th mayor of Atlanta, Georgia from 2018 to 2022. She was elected mayor in 2017. Before becoming mayor, she was a member of the Atlanta City Council, representing part of Southwest Atlanta. President Joe Biden nominated Bottoms as vice chair of civic engagement and voter protection at the DNC for the 2021–2025 term. Bottoms did not run for a second term as mayor.

  6. Andrew Gillum

    Andrew Gillum
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Enrolled in Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    activistcommunity organizerpolitician
    Biography

    Andrew Demese Gillum is an American former politician who served as the 126th Mayor of Tallahassee. He served as a Tallahassee city commissioner from 2003 until 2014, first elected at the age of 23. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

  7. K. Michelle

    K. Michelle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    composertelevision actorpianistsingermusician
    Biography

    Kimberly Michelle Pate is an American singer, actress, and television personality. She rose to fame as the breakout star of VH1's Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta after appearing as a regular cast member for two seasons on the reality television series. Michelle subsequently signed with Atlantic Records. Her debut studio album, Rebellious Soul, debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, and number one on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Her second studio album Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart? was released on December 9, 2014. The album debuted at number six in the US and spawned three singles "Love 'Em All", "Maybe I Should Call" and "Hard to Do". The album sold 87,000 copies in its first week in sales.

  8. Kwame Kilpatrick

    Kwame Kilpatrick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    American football playerpolitician
    Biography

    Kwame Malik Kilpatrick is an American former politician who served as a Democratic Michigan state representative from 1997 to 2002 and mayor of Detroit from 2002 to 2008. Kilpatrick resigned as mayor in September 2008 after being convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice. He was sentenced to four months in jail and was released on probation after serving 99 days.

  9. Meshach Taylor

    Meshach Taylor
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-2014 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    stage actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Meshach Taylor was an American actor. He was best known for his role as Anthony Bouvier on the CBS sitcom Designing Women (1986–93), for which he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He was also known for his portrayal of Hollywood Montrose, a flamboyant window dresser, in the film Mannequin. He played Sheldon Baylor on the CBS sitcom Dave's World (1993–97), appeared as Tony on the NBC sitcom Buffalo Bill opposite Dabney Coleman, and appeared as the recurring character Alastair Wright, the social studies teacher (and later school principal) on the Nickelodeon sitcom Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide.

  10. Meadowlark Lemon

    Meadowlark Lemon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-2015 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    actorbasketball player
    Biography

    Meadow Lemon III, known professionally as Meadowlark Lemon, was an American basketball player, actor, and Christian minister (ordained in 1986). Beginning in 1994, he ran Meadowlark Lemon Ministries in Scottsdale, Arizona. For 22 years, he was known as the "Clown Prince" of the touring Harlem Globetrotters basketball team. He played in more than 16,000 games for the Globetrotters and was a 2003 inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

  11. Althea Gibson

    Althea Gibson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-2003 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    tennis coachgolferautobiographertennis player
    Biography

    Althea Neale Gibson was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and one of the first black athletes to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first African American to win a Grand Slam title (the French Championships). The following year she won both Wimbledon and the US Nationals (precursor of the US Open), then won both again in 1958 and was voted Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press in both years. In all, she won 11 Grand Slam tournaments: five singles titles, five doubles titles, and one mixed doubles title. Gibson was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame. "She is one of the greatest players who ever lived", said Bob Ryland, a tennis contemporary and former coach of Venus and Serena Williams. "Martina couldn't touch her. I think she'd beat the Williams sisters." In the early 1960s she also became the first Black player to compete on the Women's Professional Golf Tour.

  12. Cannonball Adderley

    Cannonball Adderley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-1975 (aged 47)
    Occupations
    jazz musiciancomposersaxophonistconductorrecord producer
    Biography

    Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley was an American jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s.

  13. Ibram X. Kendi

    Ibram X. Kendi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Enrolled in Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
    In 2004 graduated with Bachelor of Science in publishing
    Occupations
    writerhistorianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Ibram Xolani Kendi is an American author, professor, anti-racist activist, and historian of race and discriminatory policy in America. In July 2020, he assumed the position of director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University.

  14. Al Green

    Al Green
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
    Studied in 1966-1971
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Alexander N. Green is an American lawyer and politician. Green has served in Congress as the U.S. representative for Texas's 9th congressional district since 2005. The 9th district includes most of southwestern Houston, part of Fort Bend County and most of Missouri City. Green is a member of the Democratic Party.

  15. T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh

    T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm actorsingervoice actorwriter
    Biography

    T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh is an American actress and singer. In addition to her status as an original cast member of the Fox sketch comedy series In Living Color (1990–1994), Keymáh is also known for her roles as Erica Lucas on the CBS sitcom Cosby (1996–2000) Tanya Baxter on the Disney Channel sitcom That's So Raven (2003–2005) and the star and host on the Keymáh Network sketch variety show The Cool Crystal Show (2020–present).

  16. Alcee Hastings

    Alcee Hastings
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-2021 (aged 85)
    Enrolled in Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
    In 1963 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Alcee Lamar Hastings was an American politician and judge from the state of Florida.

  17. John W. Thompson

    John W. Thompson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    businesspersonchief executive officermanager
    Biography

    John Wendell Thompson is an American technology executive who was the chair of Microsoft from 2014 until June 2021, and chair of Illumina since 2021. He is a former chief executive of Virtual Instruments, a vice-president at IBM and the former chief executive of Symantec. Thompson later became an independent director on the board of Microsoft, and in February 2014, was named chairman. He led the search for Microsoft's next CEO; as a result, Satya Nadella was selected.

  18. Pam Oliver

    Pam Oliver
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    athletics competitorsports commentatorjournalist
    Biography

    Pamela Donielle Oliver is an American sportscaster known for her work on the sidelines for various National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Football League (NFL) games.

  19. Roy Wood, Jr

    Roy Wood, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Enrolled in Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
    In 2001 graduated with Bachelor of Science in journalism
    Occupations
    disc jockeycomedianwriterscreenwritertelevision producer
    Biography

    Roy Norris Wood Jr. is an American humorist, comedian, radio personality, actor, producer, podcaster, and writer. He has served as a correspondent for The Daily Show on Comedy Central since 2015.

  20. Dee Rees

    Dee Rees
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm director
    Biography

    Diandrea Rees is an American screenwriter and director. She is known for her feature films Pariah (2011), Bessie (2015), Mudbound (2017), and The Last Thing He Wanted (2020). Rees has also written and directed episodes for television series including Empire, When We Rise, and Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams. Her achievements include being the first Black woman nominated for an Oscar for adapted screenplay.

  21. Rico Love

    Rico Love
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    rapperrecord producersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Richard Preston Butler Jr., better known by his stage name Rico Love, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, but split his childhood between Milwaukee, Wisconsin and New York City's Harlem neighborhood. He attended Florida A&M and, while visiting Atlanta, Georgia, worked his way into the music industry through connections with Usher, who would become one of Love's frequent collaborators.

  22. Robby Robinson

    Robby Robinson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    bodybuilderactor
    Biography

    Robby Robinson is an American former professional bodybuilder. Known early in his career as Robin Robinson, he is also known as The Black Prince and Mr Lifestyle. He won various competitions including Mr America, IFBB Mr. World, Mr Universe, Masters Olympia, and other titles of the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (IFBB), and appeared in several films (including the landmark docudrama Pumping Iron) over a 27-year career as a professional bodybuilder, retiring from competition in 2001 at the age of 55.

  23. Angela Robinson

    Angela Robinson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    stage actoractorsinger
    Biography

    Angela Robinson is an American actress and singer. She is best known for playing the role of Veronica Harrington in the Oprah Winfrey Network primetime soap opera The Haves and the Have Nots from May 2013 to July 2021.

  24. Nat Adderley

    Nat Adderley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-2000 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    jazz musicianrecording artistcomposerjazz trumpeter
    Biography

    Nathaniel Carlyle Adderley was an American jazz trumpeter. He was the younger brother of saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, whom he supported and played with for many years.

  25. Melvin Carter III

    Melvin Carter III
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Enrolled in Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
    Graduated with bachelor's degree in business administration
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Melvin Whitfield Carter III is an American politician and member of the who has served as mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota, since 2018.

  26. David Scott

    David Scott
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
    In 1967 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    business executivepolitician
    Biography

    David Albert Scott is an American politician and businessman who has served as the U.S. representative for Georgia's 13th congressional district since 2003. Scott's district includes the southern fourth of Atlanta, as well as several of its suburbs to the south and west. Before his election to Congress in 2002, Scott served as a Democratic member of both chambers of the Georgia Legislature and operated a small business. In 2007, the political watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington named Scott one of the 25 most corrupt members of Congress. In 2021, he succeeded Collin Peterson as chair of the House Agriculture Committee.

  27. Alfred Lawson, Jr

    Alfred Lawson, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
    In 1970 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    business executivepolitician
    Biography

    Alfred James Lawson Jr. is an American politician who is the U.S. representative for Florida's 5th congressional district, serving since 2017. The district stretches across most of the border with Georgia, including most of the majority-black areas between Tallahassee and Jacksonville.

  28. Marquis Grissom

    Marquis Grissom
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Marquis Deon Grissom is an American former professional baseball center fielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Montreal Expos, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Francisco Giants between 1989 and 2005.

  29. Isaac C. Singleton Jr

    Isaac C. Singleton Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorstunt performervoice actor
    Biography

    Isaac C. Singleton Jr. is an American actor.

  30. Kendrick Meek

    Kendrick Meek
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Enrolled in Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
    In 1989 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Kendrick Brett Meek is an American politician who was the U.S. representative for Florida's 17th congressional district from 2003 to 2011. He was the Democratic nominee in the 2010 Senate election for the seat of Mel Martinez, but he and independent candidate Charlie Crist lost in a three-way race to Republican Marco Rubio.

  31. Hal McRae

    Hal McRae
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Harold Abraham McRae is a former left fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Cincinnati Reds (1968, 1970–72) and Kansas City Royals (1973–87). Utilized as a designated hitter for most of his career, McRae batted and threw right-handed. He is the father of former major league outfielder Brian McRae.

  32. Jerome James

    Jerome James
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Jerome Keith James is an American former professional basketball player. Originally from Tampa, Florida, James played college basketball at Florida A&M for three seasons and was the national leader in blocks per game in the 1997–98 season, his junior year. James declared for the 1998 NBA Draft after his junior year, and the Sacramento Kings selected James in the second round of the draft. Over the course of his career, he has played for the Kings, Seattle SuperSonics and New York Knicks. He has also played for KK Budućnost Podgorica and the Harlem Globetrotters.

  33. Wycliffe Gordon

    Wycliffe Gordon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    jazz musician
    Biography

    Professor Wycliffe A. Gordon is an American jazz trombonist, arranger, composer, band leader, and music educator at the collegiate-conservatory level. Gordon also sings and plays didgeridoo, trumpet, tuba, and piano. His nickname is "Pinecone".

  34. Carrie P. Meek

    Carrie P. Meek
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-2021 (aged 95)
    Enrolled in Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
    In 1946 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    academic administratoruniversity teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Carrie Mae Pittman Meek was an American educator and elected official, who served as the United States representative for Florida's 17th congressional district, from 1993 to 2003. Having been elected in the September 1992 primary with no general election opponent, she was the first African American since the Reconstruction era elected to represent Florida in the United States Congress, where she advocated for the poor and for members of minority groups. A member of the Democratic Party, she served from 1979 to 1982 in the Florida House of Representatives, from 1982 to 1992 in the Florida Senate, and from 1993 to 2003, as a congresswoman in the United States House of Representatives.

  35. Andrew Fahie

    Andrew Fahie
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Andrew Alturo Fahie is a British Virgin Islands politician who has been the Premier of the British Virgin Islands since 26 February 2019. He is also the chairman of the Virgin Islands Party in the British Virgin Islands.

  36. Bernard Kinsey

    Bernard Kinsey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    businesspersonart collector
    Biography

    Bernard Kinsey is a Los Angeles philanthropist and entrepreneur with a passion for African-American history and art of the 19th and 20h centuries. He and his wife, Shirley, have been called "one of the most admired and respected couples in Los Angeles." They are known for espousing two life principles, “To whom much is given much is required" and live “A life of no regrets”. The couple have one son, Khalil, who is the general manager and curator of The Kinsey African American Art and History Collection and foundation.

  37. Frederick S. Humphries

    Frederick S. Humphries
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-2021 (aged 86)
    Enrolled in Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
    Studied in 1957
    Occupations
    chemistchancellor
    Biography

    Frederick Stephen Humphries was an American academic administrator and chemistry professor. He served as President of Tennessee State University (1974 to 1985), and President of Florida A&M University (1985 to 2001). He was also President and CEO of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education from 2001 to 2003. Florida A&M University conferred the President Emeritus title upon him on December 11, 2009. He was Regent Professor at the Florida A&M University College of Law from 2003 until his retirement in 2014.

  38. Patricia Stephens Due

    Patricia Stephens Due
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-2012 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    activist
    Biography

    Patricia Stephens Due was one of the leading African-American civil rights activists in the United States, especially in her home state of Florida. Along with her sister Priscilla and others trained in nonviolent protest by CORE, Due spent 49 days in one of the nation's first jail-ins, refusing to pay a fine for sitting in a Woolworth's "White only" lunch counter in Tallahassee, Florida in 1960. Her eyes were damaged by tear gas used by police on students marching to protest such arrests, and she wore dark glasses for the rest of her life. She served in many leadership roles in CORE and the NAACP, fighting against segregated stores, buses, theaters, schools, restaurants, and hotels, protesting unjust laws, and leading one of the most dangerous voter registration efforts in the country in northern Florida in the 1960s.

  39. Shevrin D. Jones

    Shevrin D. Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Shevrin D. Jones is an American politician from the state of Florida. He was elected to the Florida State Senate in 2020 to represent the 35th District. He previously was a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 101st District, which includes southeastern Broward County since 2012.

  40. Terri Bjerre

    Terri Bjerre
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Terri Bjerre, also known as Terri B!, is an American electronic dance musician.

  41. Joseph W. Hatchett

    Joseph W. Hatchett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-2021 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    judgelawyer
    Biography

    Joseph Woodrow Hatchett was an American lawyer and judge. He worked in private practice, was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Eleventh Circuit, and served on the Florida Supreme Court.

  42. LaSalle D. Leffall Jr

    LaSalle D. Leffall Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-2019 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    oncologistsurgeon
    Biography

    LaSalle Doheny Leffall Jr. was an American surgeon, oncologist, and medical educator. Leffall was very committed to those he served and his profession. He served as the Charles R. Drew Professor of Surgery at Howard University College of Medicine and in leadership positions for several healthcare organizations, including stints as president of the American Cancer Society and the American College of Surgeons.

  43. Gwen Cherry

    Gwen Cherry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1923-1979 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    lawyerteacherpolitician
    Biography

    Gwendolyn Sawyer Cherry was a teacher, state legislator, educator, and lawyer in Florida. An African American, much of her career was pioneering. Cherry was a founder of the National Association of Black Women Attorneys. She was a Democrat.

  44. Bobby Powell

    Bobby Powell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Bobby Powell is a Democratic member of the Florida Senate who has represented the 30th district, which includes West Palm Beach and surrounding areas in northeastern Palm Beach County, since 2016. He previously served two terms in the Florida House of Representatives, representing the parts of the West Palm Beach area from 2012 to 2016.

  45. Dwight M. Bullard

    Dwight M. Bullard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dwight Bullard is a Democratic politician and teacher from Florida. He served one term in the Florida State Senate, representing parts of South Florida from 2012 to 2016, and before that served two terms in the Florida House of Representatives, representing a district in southern Miami-Dade County from 2008 until his election to the Senate.

  46. Michael A. Calhoun

    Michael A. Calhoun
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Biography

    Michael A. Calhoun is a retired Army National Guard major general who served as the Adjutant General of Florida. General Calhoun was appointed by Governor of Florida Rick Scott on March 29, 2015.

  47. Camille Wardrop Alleyne

    Camille Wardrop Alleyne
    Born in
    Trinidad and Tobago Flag Trinidad and Tobago
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    aerospace engineer
    Biography

    Camille Wardrop Alleyne is an American aerospace engineer, space scientist, and science ambassador. She is the Associate Program Scientist for the international Space Station at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

  48. Arthenia Joyner

    Arthenia Joyner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Arthenia Joyner is an American politician, attorney, and civil rights activist from Florida. She served as a member of the Florida Senate for ten years, representing parts of the Tampa Bay Area from 2006 to 2016. She was the Senate minority leader during her last two years in office. Prior to being elected to the Senate, Joyner served three terms in the Florida House of Representatives, representing an eastern Tampa-based district from 2000 to 2006.

  49. Alan Williams

    Alan Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Alan B. Williams is a Democratic politician from the U.S. state of Florida. He served in the Florida House of Representatives from 2008 to 2016, representing a district based in Gadsden County and Tallahassee in Leon County. Williams is currently deputy assistant secretary of housing and urban development for congressional and intergovernmental relations.

  50. James R. Ford

    James R. Ford
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2017 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    James R. Ford was an American educator, politician, and businessman. In 1972, Ford became the first African-American mayor of Tallahassee, Florida, and the first black mayor of a U.S. state capital city. He later served for fourteen years as a city commissioner, being repeatedly re-elected.

  51. James H. Ammons

    James H. Ammons
    Biography

    Dr. James H. Ammons was the president of Florida A&M University. He served from July 2, 2007, until his resignation took effect on July 16, 2012. He is a native Floridian who grew up in the heart of Florida's citrus belt. He graduated from Winter Haven High School in 1970 and entered Florida A&M University on the Thirteen College Curriculum Program during the fall semester of 1970. Dr. Ammons was appointed Chancellor at Southern University at New Orleans January 8th 2021.

  52. Janelle Bynum

    Janelle Bynum
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970s
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Janelle S. Bynum is an American Democratic politician currently serving in the Oregon House of Representatives. She represents the 51st district, which covers southern Multnomah County and northern Clackamas County, including the southeasternmost part of Portland, most of Happy Valley and Damascus, and the surrounding area.

  53. Ramon Alexander

    Ramon Alexander
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ramon J. Alexander is a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives. He has represented the 8th District, which includes Gadsden County and sections of Tallahassee in Leon County, since 2016.

  54. Enitan Bereola II

    Enitan Bereola II
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Enitan O. Bereola II is a Nigerian American author, columnist, speaker and entrepreneur based in San Jose, California.

  55. John Sepulvado

    John Sepulvado
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    John Sepulvado is a former U.S. public radio journalist and is former host of the California Morning Report on KQED.

  56. Mia L. Jones

    Mia L. Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mia L. Jones was a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 14th District, which includes parts of downtown Jacksonville in northern Duval County, from 2008 to 2016.

  57. Ckay1

    Ckay1
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    composerrecord producerrapper
    Biography

    Christchankeith "Ckay1" Marshall is an American music composer, arranger, and producer. Ckay1's first full credit production work was in 2006 on Light Poles and Pine Trees for Hip hop group Field Mob. This release reached No. 7 on the US Billboard 200 and No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums

  58. Lin Rountree

    Lin Rountree
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    composerrecord producermusician
    Biography

    Lin Rountree is an American soul/urban jazz trumpeter, record producer, and composer. He has recorded six solo albums, the last three for Trippin N' Rhythm Records. Between the years 2011 - 2018 Lin Rountree released thirteen singles that landed on the National Billboard Top 25 Smooth Jazz Chart which included his single "Pass The Groove" that hit #1 for three consecutive weeks. Rountree's sixth solo album, Stronger Still, peaked at #20 on the Billboard Top 50 Jazz Albums Chart. In 2014, Lin Rountree appeared alongside Jordin Sparks and CeeLo Green in the film, Sparkle.

  59. Mary Singleton

    Mary Singleton
    Years
    1926-1980 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Mary Littlejohn Singleton was a Florida teacher and politician, serving on the Jacksonville, Florida City Council before and after the consolidation in 1968 with Duval County. In 1967 she was one of the first two black women elected to the Council. She was re-elected after consolidation and served until 1972.

  60. James A. Dallas

    James A. Dallas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1917-2004 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    businesspersonnightclub ownerteacher
    Biography

    James A. Dallas Sr. was an American educator, entrepreneur, musical patron and civic leader from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was the first African-American man to have a street in downtown Fort Lauderdale named in his honor.

  61. Henry Lee Adams, Jr

    Henry Lee Adams, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    judgelawyer
    Biography

    Henry Lee Adams Jr. is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

  62. Teddy B. Taylor

    Teddy B. Taylor
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Teddy Bernard Taylor is a United States diplomat. A member of the Senior Foreign Service, Taylor served as the United States Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. He was succeeded by Walter E. North on November 7, 2012.

  63. Jesse J. McCrary, Jr

    Jesse J. McCrary, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-2007 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Jesse James McCrary Jr. was an American lawyer from the U.S. state of Florida. A civil rights activist, he entered state politics and served as Secretary of State of Florida for five months from 1978 to 1979, becoming the first black member of the Florida Cabinet since the end of Reconstruction. He was inducted into the Florida Civil Rights Hall of Fame.

  64. Isiah C. Smith

    Isiah C. Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1922-2012 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    judgelawyer
    Biography

    Isiah C. Smith was a judge and civil rights attorney. He was Palm Beach County, Florida's third black lawyer. He and William Holland, Palm Beach County's first black attorney, fought successfully to integrate the county's schools, golf courses, department stores, airport taxi service, and the Florida Turnpike's restaurants and bathrooms through lawsuits and negotiations in the mid-1950s. While working with Holland at their practice, Smith also served part-time as Delray Beach City Prosecutor from 1970 to 1977. In 1986, he was appointed by Governor Bob Graham to become a circuit judge for Palm Beach County. He stepped down in 1992, having reached the age of 70, the mandatory retirement age in Florida for jurists.

  65. Terry Fields

    Terry Fields
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Terry L. Fields is a Democratic politician who served as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008, representing the 14th District, which included parts of downtown Jacksonville in western Duval County. He is currently a candidate for the Florida House in 2016.

  66. Joe Lang Kershaw

    Joe Lang Kershaw
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1911-1999 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Joe Lang Kershaw, Sr. was an American politician, civics teacher, and a graduate of Florida A&M University. Kershaw is the first African-American legislator in the state of Florida since the reconstruction era.

  67. Nathan Pitts

    Nathan Pitts
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1913-1998 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Nathan Alvin Pitts was an African-American Federal Administrator, diplomat, and philanthropist. Pitts retired from the Department of Education in 1980 as Chief of the Division of International Education. He was the first black Education attaché to the permanent US UNESCO delegation, serving from 1970 to 1975.

  68. Hamid Reza Rasekh

    Hamid Reza Rasekh
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    pharmacologist
    Biography

    Hamid Reza Rasekh is an Iranian pharmacologist and toxicologist and Professor of Pharmacoeconomics and Pharmaceutical Management at Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences.

  69. MJ Randolph

    MJ Randolph
    Years
    1999-.. (age 23)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Michael Randolph Jr. is an American college basketball player for the Florida A&M Rattlers of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).