• Charles V. Hamilton

    AM'57, PhD'64

    Civil rights leader; author, with Stokley Carmichael, of Black Power: The Politics of Liberation in America, 1967; former professor in political science, Columbia University

  • Nathan Hare

    AM'57, PhD'62

    Author, activist, and sociologist; founding publisher of The Black Scholar, then dubbed "the most important journal devoted to black issues since the Crisis" by the New York Times

  • Mildred Shaw Hayes (1941–2011)

    U-High’58, AB'62

    Civil rights activist; one of the nation's first African American television producers

  • Warren E. Henry (1903–2001)


    Physicist and professor in magnetism and superconductivity; developed video amplifiers used in portable radar systems on warships in World War II; his demonstration of the proof of non-interacting paramagnetic ions is used in a number of physics texts.

  • Donald Hopkins


    Director of health programs at the Carter Center; former Deputy Director of International Health, Centers for Disease Control; recipient of the MacArthur fellowship award

  • James Hormel


    First openly gay U.S. ambassador; philanthropist

  • Michelle Howard-Vital

    AB'74, MAT'75

    President, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania; former Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of North Carolina; former associate provost and vice chancellor for public service and continuing studies at UNC Wilmington

  • Chimere Ikoku (d. 2002)

    SM'52, PhD'64

    Former Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria; pan-Africanist; anti-apartheid advocate

  • Jesse Jackson


    Civil Rights leader; political activist; founder of Operation PUSH and the National Rainbow Coalition

  • John H. Johnson (1918–2005)


    Founder of Johnson Publishing Company; former publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines

  • Ann Dibble Jordan


    Director, Revlon

  • Ernest Everett Just (1883–1941)


    Zoologist, biologist, and physiologist

  • Patricia Kabbah (1933–1998)


    Former first lady of Sierra Leone

  • Karen Katen

    AB'70, MBA'74

    Senior advisor to Essex Woodlands Health Ventures; former Executive Vice President of Pfizer, Inc.; former President of Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Group; University trustee