Recipients of Honorary Degrees (Alpha Order)

YEAR

NAME

CEREMONY

DEGREE AWARD

HU DEGREE RECEIVED

2000

ABDULAZIZ, Prince Bandar Ibn Sultan Ibn

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1946

ALEXANDER, Dr. Archie A.

Eng. D.

 

1993

ALLEN, Debbie

Commencement

D.H.L. *

BFA, 1972

1924

ALLEYNE, Bishop Cameron Chesterfield

D.DIV.

 

1938

ANDERSON, Marian

D.MUS.

 

1985

ANGELOU, Maya

Commencement Speaker

D.L.

 

1999

ANNAN, His Excellency Kofi

Commencement Speaker

D.H.L.

 

1994

ANNENBERG, The Hon. Walter H.

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1926

ATKINS, Simon G.

LL.D.

 

1869

AUGUSTA, Dr. A. T.

D.Med.

 

1871

AUGUSTA, Dr. A. T.

M.A.

 

1874

AVILING, Rev. Thomas W.

D.DIV.

 

1950

AZIKIWE, Nnamdi

LL.D.

 

1954

AZIKIWE, Nnamdi

LL.D.

 

1947

BAILEY, Dr. Ulysses Grant

D.SC.

 

1911

BAKER, Henry Moore

LL.D.

 

2013

BAKER, III, Hon. Rushern L.

Opening Convocation Speaker

LL.D.

BA, 1982;

LAW JD, 1986

2000

BALDWIN, James (Posthumously)

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1925

BALLOCH, Edward A.

D.SC.

MED MD, 1960

1988

BANNER, William Augustus

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1903

BARRETT, Hon. J. H.

LL.D.

 

1897

BARROWS, Rev. Samuel J.

D.DIV.

 

1898

BASCOM, William S.

LL.D.

 

2000

BASSETT-VANCE, Angela

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

2001

BELAFONTE, Harry

Commencement

D.H.L.

(Humanities)

 

1951

BELLEGARDE, Dantes

LL.D.

 

1983

BELLSON, Pearl Bailey

Commencement

D.MUS.

 

1983

BENNETT, Jr., Lerone

Charter Day Speaker

D.H.L.

 

1921

BENTLEY, Charles E.

D.SC.

 

1977

BERRY, Dr. Mary Frances

Commencement

LL.D.

LA BA, 1961;

GS MA, 1962

1942

BETHUNE, Dr. Mary McLeod

LL.D.

 

1880

BISCHOFF, J.W.

D.MUS.

 

1990

BLACKWELL, David Harold

Commencement

D.SC.

 

1982

BLAKE, Eubie

Commencement

D.MUS.

 

1937

BOAS, Franz

LL.D.

 

1971

BOND, The Hon. Julian

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

 

1924

BOOTH, Justice Fenton Whitlock

LL.D.

 

1966

BORDERS, William Holmes

LL.D.

 

1954

BORNN, Roy Williston

D.H.L.

 

1954

BOWLES, Chester

LL.D.

 

1936

BOWLING, Dr. Richard H.

D.DIV.

 

1926

BOYER, Charles Benjamin

M.A.

 

1982

BRADLEY, Edward Rudolph

Commencement Speaker

D.H.L.

 

1985

BRADLEY, Thomas

LL.D.

 

1900

BRAINERD, Rev. Ezra

D.DIV.

 

1925

BRANCH, Mary Elizabeth

LL.D.

 

1935

BRANCH, Mary Elizabeth

LL.D.

 

1987

BROADY, Earl Clifford

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1956

BROKENBURR, Robert Lee

LL.D.

 

1967

BROOKE, The Honorable Edward W.

LL.D.

LA BS (Soc) 1941

1967

BROOKS, Annie Elizabeth

LL.D.

 

1973

BROOKS, Gwendolyn

Commencement

D.LITT.

 

1910

BROOKS, Rev. Walter T. H.

D.DIV.

 

1944

BROWN, Dr. Charlotte Hawkins

D.ED.

 

1906

BROWN, Rev. Sterling N.

D.DIV.

 

1971

BROWN, Sterling A.

Commencement

D.LITT.

 

1993

BROWN, The Hon. Ronald Harmon

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

 

2009

BROWN, The Honorable Dr. Ewart F.

Opening Convocation

LL.D.

BS, 1968; MD, 1972

2002

BROWN, The Honorable Lee P.

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1946

BROWNLEE, Dr. Fred Lesley

D.H.L.

 

1893

BRUCE, The Hon. B. K.

LL.D.

 

1991

BRYANT, Wayne Richard

Commencement

LL.D

LA BA, 1969

1942

BUCK, Miss Pearl (Trustee)

LL.D.

 

1881

BULKLEY, Rev. C. H. A.

D.DIV.

 

1949

BUNCHE, Dr. Ralph J.

LL.D.

 

1888

BUNDY, James F.

M.A.

PR CER, 1880; C AB, 1884; LW LLB, 1886; LW LLM, 1887;C AM, 1888

1975

BURGER, The Hon. Warren E.

LL.D.

 

1920

BURLEIGH, Dr. Harry T.

D.MUS.

 

2003

BURNS, Kenneth L.

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1987

BUSH, Barbara Pierce

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1981

BUSH, The Hon. George

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

 

1894

BUTLER, Rev. H. E.

D.DIV.

 

1959

CADBURY, Henry Joel

D.H.L.

 

1978

CALIFANO, Jr., The Hon. Joseph A.

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

 

1926

CALL, Arthur Deerin

LL.D.

 

1942

CARNEY, Miss Mabel

D.ED.

 

2010

CARSON, Sr., Dr. Benjamin S.

Opening Convocation Orator

D.SC.

 

1928

CARTER, Edward Randolph

D.DIV.

 

1930

CARTER, Edward Randolph

D.DIV.

 

1995

CARTER, The Hon. Robert L.

Commencement

LL.D.

LW LLB, 1940

1949

CHAPMAN, The Hon. Oscar L.

LL.D.

 

1924

CHARLTON, Melville

D.MUS.

 

1994

CHEEK, Dr. James E.

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1892

CHEEVERS, Rev. H. T.

D.DIV.

 

1998

2008

CHENAULT, Kenneth I.

Commencement

Commencement Speaker

D.H.L.

Special Citation of Achievement

 

1942

CHILDERS, Lulu Vere

D.MUS.

 

1983

CHISHOLM, Shirley St. Hill

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

 

1910

CLAIR, Rev. M. W.

D.DIV.

TC AB, 1913

1896

CLARK, Prof. Isaac

D.DIV.

 

1926

CLARKE, Dr. Alfred Theophilus

D.DIV.

TH DIP, 1895

1894

CLARKE, Rev. G. V.

M.A.

 

1910

CLARKE, Rev. George B.

D.DIV.

 

1990

CLAY, William (Bill) Lacy

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1998

CLINTON, Hillary Diane Rodham

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

 

2013

CLINTON, The Honorable William Jefferson

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

 

1980

COBB, Dr. William Montague

Commencement

D.H.L.

MED MD, 1929

2003

COCHRAN, Esq., Johnnie L.

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1926

COLE, Dr. John Adams

LL.D.

 

2009

COLE, Johnnetta Betsch Cole

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1978

COLEMAN, Jr., Dr. William T.

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1980

COLLINS, Marva N.

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1993

COMER, James Pierpont

Commencement

D.SC.

MED MD, 1960

1988

CONTE, Silvio Ottavio

LL.D.

 

1892

COOK, Rev. Joseph

LL.D.

 

1896

COOK, Rev. Joseph

LL.D.

 

1892

COOPER, J.S.

Bachelor of Divinity

TH DIP, 1895

1992

CORNELY, Paul Bertau

Commencement

D.SC.

 

1987

COSBY, Camille Hanks

Commencement Speaker

D.H.L.

 

1989

COSBY, William Henry (Bill)

Charter Day Speaker

LL.D.

 

1945

CRAMTON, The Hon. Louis C.

LL.D.

 

1899

CROOKE, A. A.

M.A.

 

2003

2006

CUMMINGS, The Honorable Elijah E.

Charter Day Speaker

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

Special Citation of Achievement

BS, 1973

1896

CUNEY, The Hon. N. W.

M.A.

LW LLB, 1903

1955

DAVIES, A. Powell

D.H.L.

 

1984

DAVIS, Arthur Paul

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1940

DAVIS, Dr. John W.

LL.D.

 

1986

DAVIS, Jr., Sammy

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1965

DAVIS, Michael Marks

LL.D.

 

1973

2004

DAVIS, Ossie

Commencement Speaker

Charter Day Speaker

D.H.L. (Humanities)

Special Citation of Achievement

 

1996

DAYS, The Hon. Drew S.

Charter Day Speaker

LL.D.

 

2002

DEAN, Dr. Mark E.

Commencement

D.SC.

 

1982

DEE, Ruby

Charter Day

D.H.L.

 

1991

DEES, Jr., Morris Seligman

Commencement

LL.D.

 

2006

DePASSE, Suzanne

Charter Day Speaker

D.H.L

(Humanities)

 

1924

DETT, R. Nathaniel

D.MUS.

 

2003

DEVEAUX, Bishop William P.

Commencement Speaker

D.DIV.

BA, 1962

1938

DILLARD, J. H.

 

 

1992

DINKINS, The Hon. David N.

Opening Convocation Speaker

LL.D.

LA BS, 1950

1991

DIXON, Sharon Pratt

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

LA BA, 1965

1912

DONEY, Carl G.

LL.D.

 

1987

DORSEY, Thomas Andrew

Commencement

D.MUS.

 

1872

DOUGLASS, Frederick

LL.D.

 

2001

DOVE, Rita

Commencement

D.L.

 

2010

DRISKELL, Dr. David C. Driskell

Commencement

D.H.L.

(Humanities)

BA, 1955

1930

DUBOIS, Dr. W. E. Burghardt

LL.D.

 

2004

DUGAS, Esq. Julian R.

Charter Day

LL.D.

LLB, 1949

1960

DUMPSON, James Russell

D.H.L.

 

2012
DUNCAN, The Honorable Arne
Commencement Speaker
Special Citation of Achievement
 

2004

DUNCAN, The Honorable Charles

Charter Day

LL.D

 

1956

DUNCAN, Todd

D.MUS.

 

1984

DUNHAM, Katherine

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1926

DURKEE, James Stanley

LL.D.

 

1895

DYSON, Miss Laura F.

M.A.

PER CR, 1872;

C AB, 1876

2007

EARLS, Dr. Julian M.

Commencement

D.SC.

 

1963

EDGERTON, Henry White

LL.D.

 

1990

EDLEMAN, Marian Wright

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

 

1983

EKLUND, Coy Glenwood

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1975

ELIAS, Taslim Olawale

LL.D.

 

1971

ELLINGTON, Edward “Duke” Kennedy

Commencement

D.MUS.

 

2000

ELLISON, Lawrence

Special Convocation

D.H.L.

 

1948

EMBREE, Dr. Edwin Rogers

LL.D.

 

1993

ESPY, The Hon. Mike

Charter Day Speaker

LL.D.

LA BA, 1975

1972

EVANS, Melvin Herbert

Commencement

LL.D.

LA BS, 1940;

MED MD, 1944

1893

EVANS, O. H.

D.MUS.

 

2000

EVERS-WILLIAMS, Myrlie

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1895

EWELL, Rev. J. L.

D.DIV.

 

1999

FARMER, Dr. James L.

Commencement

D.H.L.

RL BD, 1941

1988

FAUNTROY, Walter Edward

Charter Day

LL.D.

 

1970

FERGUSON, Lloyd N.

Commencement

D.SC.

 

1956

FINNEY, Edward Clinigan

LL.D.

 

2009

FISHBURNE, Laurence John III

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1980

FITZGERALD, Ella

D.MUS.

 

1987

FITZHUGH, Howard Naylor

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1975

FLACK, Roberta

Commencement

D.MUS.

MU BME, 1958

1976

FLEMING, Dr. Louise Maxienne Dargans

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1921

FOCH, Marshall Ferdinand

D.SC.

 

1966

FOGARTY, John E.

LL.D.

 

2005

2010

FORD, Jr., The Honorable Harold E.

Opening Convocation Speaker

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

Special Citation of Achievement

 

1983

FOSTER, Luther Hilton

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1893

FOSTER, Rev. R. B.

D.DIV.

 

2002

FRANKLIN, Hon. Shirley Clarke

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

BA, 1968

1968

2001

FRANKLIN, John Hope

 

Commencement;

Charter Day Speaker

LL.D.

Special Citation of Achievement

 

1925

FRAZIER, Julia Caldwell

M.A.

C CER, 1888

2004

FREEMAN, The Honorable Frankie Muse

Charter Day

LL.D.

LLB, 1947

2011

FRIEDMAN, Thomas L.

Commencement

D.L.

 

2004

FRIST, The Honorable William H.

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1998

2004

FUDGE, Ann M.

Commencement

Commencement Speaker

D.H.L.

Special Citation of Achievement

 

1904

GALE, James S.

 

D.DIV.

 

1937

GANDY, Dr. John Manuel

LL.D.

 

1909

GARFIELD, The Hon. James Rudolph

LL.D.

 

1908

GARNER, Rev. Alexander C.

D.DIV.

 

1997

GARRETT, Jr., Rev. Thaddeus

Commencement

D.DIV.

 

1933

GARRISON, Dr. Oswald B.

LL.D.

 

1970

GARRISON, Lloyd K.

Commencement

LL.D.

 

2007

GATES, Jr. Dr. Henry Louis

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1899

GILE, Rev. F. F.

M.A.

TH DIP, 1882

1967

GOLDBERG, Arthur J.

D.H.L.

 

1965

GOMILLION, Charles Goode

LL.D.

 

1998

GORDON, Dr. Edmund W.

Commencement

D.H.L.

LA BS, 1942;

RL BD, 1945

1974

GRAHAM, Katherine Meyer

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1912

GRAHAM, Neil F.

LL.D.

 

1914

GRAHAM, Neil F.

LL.D.

 

1989

GRAVES, Earl Gilbert

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

 

1986

1997

GRAY, III, The Hon. William Herbert

Commencement Speaker

Charter Day Speaker

LL.D.

Special Citation of Achievement

 

2004

GREENBERG, Esq., Jack

Charter Day

LL.D.

 

1895

GREENE, Rev. S. H.

LL.D.

 

1983

GREENE, William Henry

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1898

GREENER, The Hon. R. T.

LL.D.

 

1988

GREGORY, Richard Claxton (Dick)

Commencement

D.H.L.(Humanities)

 

1892

GRICE, J. L.

Bachelor of Divinity

PR CER, 1985;

C AB, 1879;

TH DIP, 1882

1893

GRISSELL, Rev. H. B.

D.DIV.

 

2001

GUMBEL, Bryant Charles

Commencement Speaker

D.H.L.

 

1939

HALE, Dr. William J.

LL.D.

 

1973

HALEY, Alex

Commencement

D.LITT.

 

1926

HALL, George Cleveland

D.SC.

 

1959

HALL, Lloyd Augustus

D.SC.

 

1972

HAMER, Fannie Lou

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1967

HAMMERSTEIN, Franz Von

D.H.L.

BD, 1950

1979

HAMPTON, Lionel L.

Charter Day

D.MUS.

 

1966

HANNAH, John A.

LL.D.

 

1897

HARDER, Rev. W. Garrett

D.DIV.

 

2010

HARPER, Hill

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1897

HARRIES, Maj. G. H.

M.A.

 

1891

HARRIS, Bishop Cicero R.

D.DIV.

 

1931

HARRISON, Richard B.

M.A.

 

1893

HART, William H.H.

M.A.

PR CER, 1880;

C AB, 1885;

LW LLB, 1887;

LW LLM, 1894

2004

HARVEY, Dr. William R.

Commencement

D.H.L

 

1892

HARVEY, Rev. Charles A.

D.MED.

 

1955

HASTIE, William Henry

LL.D.

PR CER, 1892

1998

HATCHETT, The Hon. Joseph W.

Commencement

LL.D.

LW LLB, 1959

1980

HATFIELD, The Hon. Mark Odom

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1991

HAWKINS, Augustus (Gus) Freeman

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1925

HAWKINS, John R.

M.A.

LW LLB, 1915

1984

HAWKINS, Walter Lincoln

Commencement

D.SC.

GS MS, 1934

1924

HAYES, Roland

D.MUS.

 

1950

HAYES, Roland

D.MUS.

 

1985

HAYWARD, Jacquelyn (J. C.)

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1975

HEIGHT, Dorothy Irene

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1939

HENSON, Matthew A.

M.S.

 

1997

HERMAN, The Hon. Alexis M.

Opening Convocation Speaker

LL.D.

 

 

2011

HIGGINBOTHAM, Dr. Evelyn Brooks

Commencement

D.H.L.

MA, 1974

1980

HIGGINBOTHAM, Jr., The Hon. A. Leon

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

 

1996

HIGHTOWER, Dennis F.

Commencement Speaker

D.H.L.

LA BS, 1962

2004

HILL, Sr., Esq. Oliver W.

Charter Day

LL.D.

BA, 1931; LLB, 1933

2010

HOBSON, Mellody

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1874

HOLLY, James Theodoro

D.DIV.

 

1938

HOLMES, Dr. Dwight O. W.

LL.D.

LA BS, 1929;

MED MD, 1935

1902

HOLMES, Morrison A.

M.A.

 

1975

 

1992

HOOKS, The Hon. Benjamin Lawson

 

Commencement Speaker

 

Commencement Speaker

D.H.L.

Special Citation of Achievement

 

1920

HOPE, John

LL.D.

 

1979

HORNE, Lena

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

2004

HOUSTON, Sr., Charles Hamilton

Charter Day (posthumously)

LL.D.

 

1914

HUDSON, Rev. Allen

D.DIV.

 

1963

HUGHES, Langston

D.LITT.

 

2005

HUGHES, Ms. Catherine Liggins

Commencement

D.H.L

 

1905

HUGHES, Rev. Singleton Russell

D.DIV.

TH DIP, 1885

1892

HUGHES. Rev. S. R.

M.A.

 

1967

HUMPHREY, Hubert H.

D.H.L.

 

1943

HUNGATE, Thad Lewis

LL.D.

 

1995

HUNTER-GAULT, Charlayne

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1911

HUNTON, William Alpheun

M.A.

 

2009

IFILL, Gwen

Commencement Speaker

D.H.L.

 

1970

 

1999

JACKSON, Rev. Jesse L.

Commencement Speaker

Opening Convocation Speaker

D.H.L.

Special Citation of Achievement

 

1976

JACKSON, The Hon. Maynard H.

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

 

2006

JACKSON, The Hon. Shirley Ann

Commencement

D.SC.

 

1990

JACOB, John E.

Charter Day Speaker

LL.D.

LA BA, 1957;

SW MSW, 1963

2002

JAMISON, Judith A.

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1964

JENKINS, Martin David

LL.D.

LA BS, 1925

1951

JERNAGIN, William Henry

D.DIV.

 

2013

JOHNS, Marie Collins

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1888

JOHNSON, Dr. C.C.

M.A.

PR CER, 1881;

C AB, 1885;

MED MD, 1888

1941

JOHNSON, Dr. Charles Spurgeon

D.H.L.

 

1999

JOHNSON, James A.

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1923

JOHNSON, James Weldon

D.L.

 

1986

JOHNSON, John Harold

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1923

JOHNSON, Mordecai W.

D.DIV.

 

1965

JOHNSON, The Hon. Lyndon Baines

LL.D.

 

2013

JOHNSON, Sheila Crump

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1911

JONES, Bishop Robert E.

LL.D.

 

1937

JONES, Dr. David D.

LL.D.

PR CER, 1905;

AS BA, 1909

1925

JONES, Dr. Gilbert Haven

LL.D.

 

1978

JONES, Dr. R. Frank

Commencement

D.SC.

 

1996

JONES, Esq., Elaine R.

Opening Convocation Speaker

LL.D

 

1985

JONES, Quincy Delight

D.MUS.

 

1977

JONES, Reginald Harold

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1890

JONES, Rev. Thomas M.

D.DIV.

 

1911

JONES, Robert C.

LL.D.

 

2003

JONES, Thomas W.

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1972

JORDAN, Jr. Esq., Vernon E.

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

LW LLB, 1960

1974

JORDAN, The Hon. Barbara

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

 

1999

JOYNER-KERSEE, Jacqueline

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1951

JULIAN, Percy Lavon

D.SC.

 

1896

JULIAN, Rev. John

LL.D.

 

1987

KAUNDA, Kenneth David

LL.D.

 

1974

KEITH, The Hon. Damon Jerome

Commencement

LL.D.

LW LLB, 1949

2013

KEMP, The Honorable Jack F.

Commencement (posthumously)

LL.D.

 

2000

KENNARD, William

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

 

1979

KENNEDY, The Hon. Edward Moore

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

 

1997

KENNEY, Jr., Dr. John A.

Commencement

D.SC.

MED MD, 1945

1926

KINCKLE, Mrs. Alice W.

M.A.

N CER, 1874

1958

KINDELBERGER, James Howard

LL.D.

 

1923

KING, James Upshur

D.DIV.

TH CER, 1902

1957

KING, Jr., Martin Luther

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1988

KING, Sr., Dearine Edwin

Commencement

D.DIV.

GS MA, 1940;

RD BD, 1942

1888

KINSMAN, J. B.

LL.D.

 

1961

KLINEBERG, Otto

LL.D.

 

1969

KOONTZ, Elizabeth Duncan

D.E.

 

1986

KOPPEL, Edward James “Ted”

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1975

KOUNTZ, Dr. Samuel Lee

Commencement

D.SC.

 

1975

LACHS, Manfred

LL.D.

 

1995

LADNER, Joyce

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1973

LAFONTANT, Dr. Jewel Stradford

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1913

LAMB, Daniel Smith

LL.D.

 

1922

LAMB, Daniel Smith

D.SC.

 

1881

LANE, Wiley

M.A.

PR CER, 1873;

C AB, 1877;

C MA, 1881

1920

LANEY, Lucy C.

M.A.

 

1930

LANEY, Lucy C.

M.A.

 

1874

LANGSTON, John M.

LL.D.

 

1892

LANING, John F.

D.MED.

MED MD, 1892

1958

LAWLESS, Theodore Kenneth

D.SC.

 

1985

LAWRENCE, Jacob A.

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1930

LAWSON, Dr. Raymond Augustus

D.MUS.

 

1992

LEDERER, Eppie (Ann Landers)

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1938

LEE, J. R. E.

LL.D.

 

1995

2010

LEFFALL, Jr., Dr. LaSalle D.

Commencement

Charter Day Speaker

D.SC.

Special Citation of Achievement

MED MD, 1952

2012

LEGEND, John

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1958

LEHMAN, The Hon. Herbert H.

D.H.L.

 

1890

LEIGHTON, B. F.

LL.D.

 

1984

LEONARD, Walter Jewell

Charter Day

LL.D.

LW LLB, 1968;

LW LLD, 1983

1993

LEWIS, Reginald F. (Posthumously)

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1984

LEWIS, Sir (William) Arthur

Commencement

LL.D.

 

2002

LEWIS, The Honorable John

Opening Convocation Speaker

D.H.L.

 

1988

LINDSAY, Gilbert William

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1982

LINDSAY, Inabel Burns

Commencement

D.H.L.

LA BA, 1920

2000

LLEWELLYN, J. Bruce

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1953

LOCKE, Alain

D.H.L.

 

1972

LOGAN, Rayford Whittingham

Commencement

LL.D.

 

2011

LOMAX, Dr. Michael L.

Opening Convocation

D.H.L.

 

2006

LUCY, William “Bill”

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1923

MACKAY, Robert

D.DIV.

 

1980

MACKEY, Howard Hamilton

Commencement

D.H.L.

BARCH, 1953

1987

MADISON, Robert Prince

Charter Day

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1957

MALIN, Patrick Murphy

LL.D.

 

1896

MALLORY, Rev. R. D. W.

D.Div.

 

1931

MALONE, Annie M. Turnbo

M.A.

 

1994

MANDELA, His Excellency Nelson

Special Convocation

D.H.L.

 

1992

MANLEY, Michael Norman

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1946

MANLEY, The Hon. Norman W.

LL.D.

 

1997

MARK, Reuben

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1997

MARSALIS, Wynton

Commencement

D.MUS.

 

1954

MARSHALL, Thurgood

LL.D.

LW LLB, 1933

1979

MARTIN, The Hon. Louis Emmanuel

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

2007

MASSEY, Dr. Walter E.

Commencement

D.SC.

 

2012

MATTHEWS, Christopher

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1959

MAYNOR, Dorothy

D.MUS.

 

1945

MAYS, Dr. Benjamin E.

D.DIV.

 

2000

MBEKI, His Excellency Thabo Mvuyelwa

Special Convocation

LL.D

 

1959

MBOYA, Tom

LL.D.

 

1911

McCOY, Rev. Joseph L.

D.DIV.

 

1977

McCREE, Jr., The Hon. Wade H.

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

 

2008

McDONALD, The Honorable Gabrielle Kirk

Commencement

LL.D.

 

2000

McKENZIE, Bishop Vashti Murphy

Opening Convocation Speaker

D.DIV.

MDIV, 1985

2006

McKENZIE, Dr. Floretta Dukes

Commencement

D.H.L.

MA 1957

2013

McGUIRE, Esq., Patricia A.

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1925

MERRITT, Emma G.

M.A.

 

1922

MEYER, Herman H. B.

D.DIV.

 

1985

MEYER, Stanley

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1947

MEYERS, Mrs. Agnes E.

D.H.L.

 

1998

2005

MFUME, The Hon. Kweisi

Charter Day Speaker

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

Special Citation of Achievement

 

1892

MILLER, Lawrence

Bachelor of Divinity

TH DIP, 1880

1912

MILLER, Rev. George Frazier

D.DIV.

PR CER, 1884;

C AB, 1888;

C MA, 1893

1908

MILLER, Rev. Shelton

D.DIV.

TH CER, 1892

1988

MINNIS, Sr., Frederick Gillam

Commencement

LL.D.

LW LLB, 1950

1960

MITCHELL, Howard

D.MUS.

 

1979

MITCHELL, Jr., Clarence Maurice

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1986

MITCHELL, Parren James

Charter Day Speaker

LL.D.

 

2009

MOGAE, Festus G. (His Excellency)

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1908

MOORE, Rev. George W.

D.DIV.

 

1906

MOORLAND, Rev. J. E.

D.DIV.

TH DIP, 1891

1996

MORA, Elizabeth Catlett

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

LA BS, 1935

1988

MORGAN, Edward Paddock

Commencement Speaker

D.L.

 

2011

MORIAL, Esq., Marc H.

Commencement Speaker

D.H.L.

 

1936

MORRIS, Edward H.

LL.D.

 

1893

MORRIS, Rev. P. F.

M.A.

 

1895

MORRIS, Rev. P. F.

D.DIV.

PR CER, 1873;

TH DIP, 1880

1978

MORRIS, Steveland (Stevie Wonder)

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1995

MORRISON, Toni

Charter Day Speaker

D.H.L.

LA BA, 1953

1994

MOSLEY-BRAUN, The Hon. Carol

Opening Convocation Speaker

LL.D.

 

1966

MOTLEY, Constance Baker

LL.D.

 

1920

MOTON, Robert Russa

LL.D.

 

1930

MOTON, Robert Russa

LL.D.

 

1945

MURRAY, The Hon. Philip

LL.D.

 

1962

MYRDAL, Gunnar

LL.D.

 

1981

NABRIT, Jr., James Madison

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1963

NABRIT, Samuel Milton

D.SC.

 

1986

NATCHER, William Huston

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1905

NAYLOR, Rev. McHenry Jermiah

D.DIV.

TH CER, 1892;

PR CER, 1894

1956

NEHRU, Prime Minister Jawaharlal

LL.D.

 

1936

NELSON, Dr. William Stuart

LL.D.

LA BA, 1920

1989

NEUHARTH, Allen Harold

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1892

NICHOLS, Rev. D. B.

D.DIV.

MED MD, 1871

1957

NKRUMAH, Prime Minister Kwame

LL.D.

 

1982

NORMAN, Jessye

Commencement

D.MUS.

MUSB, 1967

1978

NORTON, Dr. Eleanor Holmes

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

2003

NOVELLO, Dr. Antonia C.

Commencement

D.SC.

 

1977

NYERERE, Mwalimu Julius K.

D.H.L.

 

2004

O’NEAL, E. Stanley

Opening Convocation Orator

D.H.L.

 

2007

OBAMA, The Honorable Barack

Opening Convocation Orator

LL.D.

 

1981

OBASANJO, Olusegun

D.H.L.

 

2008

OLIVER, David B.

Opening Convocation

Special Citation of Achievement

 

1922

OXLEY, Edmund Harris

D.DIV.

AS AB, 1906;

TH BD, 1908

1898

OYABE, Rev. I.

M.A.

TH CER, 1894

1913

PAGE, Inman E.

LL.D.

PR CER, 1872

1940

PAIGE, Judge Myles Anderson (Trustee)

LL.D.

LA AB, 1921

1928

PALMER, Dr. William Robert Anderson

D.DIV.

PR CER, 1882;

C AB, 1886;

C MA, 1889

1949

PANDIT, Mme. Vijaya Lakshmi

LL.D.

 

1895

PARKINSON, G. R.

M.A.

 

1998

PARKS, Gordon

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1995

PARSONS, Esq., Richard D

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

 

1892

PARSONS, Starr

D.MED.

DN DDS, 1887

2008

PATRICK, The Honorable Deval

Charter Day Speaker

LL.D.

 

1958

PATTERSON, Frederick Douglas

LL.D.

 

2005

PAYTON, Dr. Benjamin F.

Commencement

D.H.L

 

1927

PEELLE, Stanton Judkins

LL.D.

 

1905

PEYTON, Rev. Randolph Vincent

D.DIV.

TH DIP, 1889

1985

PIERRE-LOUIS, Raoul

D.H.L.

 

1987

PIERRE-NOEL, Lois Mailou Jones

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1913

PILLSBURY, Hon. A. E.

LL.D.

 

1973

PINDLING, Lynden Oscar

LL.D.

 

1984

PINKETT, Flaxie Madison

L.H.D.

LA BA, 1936

1922

PINN, James Luther

D.DIV.

TH CER, 1902

1902

PITZER, A.W.

LL.D.

 

1922

PITZER, Dr. A. W.

D.DIV.

 

1961

POINDEXTER, Hildrus Augustus

D.SC.

 

2007

POLLIN, Irene Sue

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1872

POMEROY, S.C.

LL.D.

 

2001

PORTER, Congressman John Edward

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1924

POWELL, Adam Clayton

D.DIV.

 

1979

POWELL, CLILAN B. (Posthumously)

Charter Day

LL.D.

MED MD, 1920

1994

POWELL, Gen. Colin L.

Commencement Speaker

LL.D.

 

1902

POWELL, Sr., Dr. A. Clayton

LL.D.

 

1914

PRATT, D. Butler

D.DIV.

 

1962

PRICE, Leontyne

D.MUS.

 

1989

PROCOPE, Ernesta Gertrude

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1979

PROCTOR, Samuel D.

Charter Day

D.H.L.

 

1871

PURVIS, Dr. Charles B.

M.A.

 

1914

PURVIS, Dr. Charles B.

LL.D.

 

1974

QUARLES, Dr. Benjamin Arthur

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1953

RADHAKRISHRAN, S.

LL.D.

 

2002

RAINES, Franklin D.

Charter Day Speaker

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1997

RAND, Addison Barry

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1948

RANDOLPH, Esq. Oliver

LL.D.

LW LLB, 1907

1940

RANDOLPH, Asa Phillip

LL.D.

 

1988

RANGEL, Charles Bernard

LL.D.

 

2009

RASHAD, Phylicia

Charter Day Oratrix

D.H.L (Humanities)

BFA, 1970

2012

REED, The Honorable M. Kasim

Charter Day Speaker

LL.D.

BA, 1992,

LAW JD, 1995

1871

REYBURN, Dr. Robert

M.A.

MED MD, 1880

1975

RHYNE, Charles S.

LL.D.

 

2012

RICE, The Honorable Susan

Opening Convocation

LL.D.

 

1982

RICHARDSON, Elliot Lee

LL.D.

 

2012

RICHARDSON, Julieanna L.

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1982

RICHARDSON, The Hon. Scovel (Posthumously)

Commencement

LL.D.

LW LLB, 1937

1882

RICHARDSON, The Hon. W. A.

LL.D.

 

1953

RICKEY, Branch

LL.D.

 

2010

ROBERTS, Robin

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1945

ROBESON, Paul

D.L.

 

1981

ROBINSON, III Spottswood William

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1967

ROBINSON, James H.

D.H.L.

 

1957

ROBINSON, John (Jackie) Roosevelt

LL.D.

 

1984

ROBINSON, Max

Commencement Speaker

D.H.L.

 

1894

ROBINSON, Rev. O. D.

M.A.

TH DIP, 1887

2006

ROBINSON, William “Smokey”

Commencement

D.MUS.

 

1989

ROCKEFELLER, Mary Clark

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1981

ROOKS, Charles Shelby

Charter Day

D.H.L.

 

1962

ROOSEVELT, Eleanor

D.H.L.

 

1931

ROSE, Dr. James Everett

D.DIV.

A CER, 1909; AS BA, 1913

1964

ROWAN, Carl Thomas

LL.D.

 

1923

RUSSELL, Dr. Charles Edward

LL.D.

 

1987

SANFORD, Terry

Commencement

LL.D.

 

2005

SAVAGE, Frank

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

LA BA, 1962

1911

SAYLES, Rev. Aquila

D.DIV.

TH CER, 1901

1996

SCHNEIDER, Hon. Roy L.

Commencement

D.SC.

LA BS, 1961;

MED MD, 1965

1902

SCHOENFIELD, Dr.

LL.D.

 

1987

SCOTT, Roland Boyd

Charter Day

D.SC.

LA BS, 1931;

MED MD, 1934

1972

SCOTT, Sir Arleigh Winston

Commencement

LL.D.

LA BA, 1921;

MED MD, 1925

1883

SEAMEN, W.H.

D.MED.

 

1954

SELASSIE, His Imperial Majesty Haile

LL.D.

 

1967

SENGHOR, Leopold Sedar

D.H.L.

 

1895

SETTLE, J. T.

M.A.

C AB, 1872;

LW LLB, 1875

1902

SEYMOUR, Rev. Charles R.

D.DIV.

 

1968

SHEARER, Hugh Lawson

LL.D.

 

1925

SHEPPARD, Dr. James E.

D.L.

 

1913

SILSBY, Edwin C.

LL.D.

 

1996

SIMMONS, Dr. Ruth J.

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1881

SIMMONS, William J.

M.A.

C AB, 1873;

C MA, 1881

1997

SIMPSON, Carole

Commencement Speaker

D.H.L.

 

1882

SLADDEN, Lt. Joseph A.

M.A.

MED MD, 1871

1999

SLATER, The Hon. Rodney E.

Charter Day Speaker

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

2011

SLAUGHTER, Dr. John Brooks

Commencement

D.SC.

 

1895

SMALL, Rev. C. H.

M.A.

 

1996

SMITH, III, Esq., Wayman F.

Commencement

LL.D.

LW LLB, 1965

1950

SMITH, Lillian

D.H.L.

EDC AB, 1929;

GD MA, 1934

1976

SMITH, The Rev. Kelly Miller

Commencement

D.DIV.

RL BD, 1946

1913

SMITH, William L.

Doctor of Pharmacy

 

1904

SMYTHE, John Henry

M.A.

LW LLB, 1871

1985

SNOWDEN, Jr., Frank M.

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1960

SOMERVILLE, Wendell Clay

LL.D.

 

1998

SONN, The Hon. Franklin Abraham

Opening Convocation Speaker

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

2010

SOTOMAYOR, The Honorable Sonia

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1976

SPAULDING, Dr. Asa T.

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1941

SPINGARN, Dr. Arthur B.

LL.D.

 

1898

STAFFORD, Father D. J.

D.DIV.

 

1899

STAFFORD, Father D. J.

LL.D.

 

1941

STILL, William Grant

D.MUS.

 

1985

STOKES, The Hon. Louis

Charter Day Speaker

LL.D.

LA BS, 1932;

MED MD, 1936

1928

STOREY, Moorfield

LL.D.

 

1902

STRAKER, The Hon. D. A.

LL.D.

LW LLB, 1871

1892

STRIEBY, Rev. M. E.

LL.D.

 

2008

STRINGER, C. Vivian

Commencement

D.H.L.*

 

1888

STURMAN, Dr. E. Albert

LL.D.

 

1982

SULLIVAN, Leon Howard

D.H.L.

 

1991

SULLIVAN, Louis Wade

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1900

SUNDERLAND, Rev. Byron

LL.D.

 

2008

SWYGERT, H. Patrick

Commencement

LL.D.

BS, 1965; LW LLB, 1968

1985

SYPHAX, Burke

Commencement

D.SC.

LA BS, 1932;

MED MD, 1936

1985

TANDON, Sirjang Lal

Commencement

LL.D.

ES BSME, 1962

1986

TATE, Merze

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1987

TAYLOR, Gardner Calvin

D.H.L.

 

1990

TAYLOR, Ivan Earle

Commencement

D.L.

LA BA, 1931;

GD MA, 1932

1891

TEMPLE, Rev. Richard

LL.D.

 

1948

TERRELL, Mrs. Mary Church

D.H.L.

 

1979

TERRELL, Richard Lee

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1900

TERRELL, Robert N.

M.A.

 

1969

THOMAS, Julius Albert

D.H.L.

AS AB, 1918

1898

THOMPSON, Rev. Mark

M.A.

PB CER, 1885;

C AB, 1889

1975

THOMPSON, William Sylvester

LL.D.

LA BS, 1934

1955

THURMAN, Howard

D.DIV.

 

1976

TOLBERT, Jr., William Richard

LL.D.

 

1893

TRISSELL, Rev. H. B.

D.DIV.

 

1954

TUBMAN, William V.S.

LL.D.

 

1999

TURE, Kwame (aka Stokeley Carmichael) (Posthumously)

Commencement

D.H.L.

LA BS, 1964

1992

TURNER, Carmen Elizabeth (Posthumously)

Commencement

D.H.L.

LA BA, 1968

1995

TURNER, R.E. "Ted"

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1984

TUTU, Desmond M. D.

Special Convocation

D.H.L.

 

1924

TYLER, Dr. Edward Ernest

D.DIV.

TH BD, 1908

1986

TYSON, Cicely

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

2008

TYSON, Dr. Neil deGrasse

Commencement

D.SC.

 

1892

UPSHAW, Arthur

Bachelor of Divinity

 

1983

VAN DER ZEE, James

Commencement

D.H.L.

 

1926

VASSAR, Dr. George Cleveland Hall

D.SC.

 

1982

VAUGHAN, Sarah Lois

Commencement

D.MUS.

 

1933

VILLARD, Oswald Garrison

LL.D.

 

1883

WAIT, The Hon. John J.

LL.D.

 

1969

WALSH, William Bertalan

D.S.

 

1897

WANAMAKER, The Hon. John

LL.D.

 

1931

WARD, Col. Joseph Henry

LL.D.

 

1918

WARE, Rev. Edward T.

D.DIV.

 

1935

WARFIELD, Sr., Dr. William A.

LL.D.

MED MD, 1894

1897

WARING, J. H. N.

M.A.

PR CER, 1877;

MED MD, 1888

1952

WARING, J. Waites

LL.D.

 

1893

WARRING, E. J.

M.A.

LW LLB, 1905

1905

WASHINGTON, Josephine Jewett

M.A.

 

1974

WASHINGTON, The Hon. Walter Edward

Commencement

LL.D.

LW LLB, 1948

1993

WATERS, The Hon. Maxine

Opening Convocation Speaker

LL.D.

 

1877

WAYMAN, Rt. Rev. Alexander Walter

D.DIV.

 

1962

WEAVER, George L. P.

LL.D.

 

1961

WEAVER, Robert Clifton

LL.D.

 

2001

WEILL, Sanford I.

Charter Day

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1968

WELCOME, Vera Freeman

LL.D.

 

1976

WELLS, Dr. Herman B

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1970

WESLEY, Charles H.

Commencement

D.LITT.

 

1994

WEST, Dr. Cornel

Charter Day Speaker

D.H.L.

 

1991

WHARTON, JR., Clifton Reginald

Charter Day Speaker

LL.D.

 

1906

WHEATLAND, Dr. Marcus F.

M.A.

 

1984

WHITE, Robert Lee

Commencement

LL.D.

 

1898

WHITE, The Hon. George H.

M.A.

N CER, 1877

1939

WHITE, Walter C.

LL.D.

 

1899

WHITMAN, B. L.

LL.D.

 

1906

WHITMAN, B. L.

LL.D.

 

1882

WHITTLESEY, Rev. Eliphalet

D.DIV.

PR CER, 1872

1987

WILDER, The Hon. Lawrence Douglas

Charter Day Speaker

LL.D.

LW LLB, 1959

2012

WILKERSON, Isabel

Commencement

D.L.

 

1965

WILKINS, Roy E.

LL.D.

 

1942

WILKINSON, Dr. Garnet Crummel

LL.D.

LW LLB, 1909

1925

WILLIAMS, Daniel H.

D.SC.

 

1952

WILLIAMS, Paul R. (Trustee)

D. Arch.

 

2009

WILLIAMS, Ronald A.

Commencement

D.H.L.

(Humanities)

 

2002

WILLIAMS, Venus Ebony Starr

Commencement

Special Citation of Achievement

 

2004

WILSON, August

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

2007

WINFREY, Oprah

Commencement Speaker

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

1897

WISEMAN, Rev. Daniel E.

M.A.

TH DIP, 1884

1908

WISEMAN, Rev. Daniel E.

D.DIV.

TH DIP, 1884

1992

WOFFORD, The Hon. Harris

Charter Day Speaker

LL.D.

LW LLB, 1954

1912

WOOD, Rev. Scott

D.DIV.

PR CER, 1879;

C AB, 1883;

LW LB, 1886

1989

WOODS, Geraldine Pittman

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

LA BS, 1942

1947

WOODSON, Dr. Carter Godwin

LL.D.

 

1943

WORK, Monroe N.

D.LITT.

 

1977

WRIGHT, Dr. Stephen J.

Commencement

D.H.L.

GS MA, 1939

1913

WRIGHT, Herbert H.

LL.D.

 

1964

WRIGHT, James Skelly

LL.D.

 

1991

YANCEY, Sr., Asa Greenwood

Commencement

D.SC.

 

1928

YERGAN, Dr. Max

M.A.

 

1977

YOUNG, Andrew

Charter Day Speaker

LL.D.

LA BS, 1951

1977

YOUNG, Dr. M. Wharton

Commencement

D.H.L.

LA BA, 1926;

MED MD, 1930

1977

ZAHEDI, His Excellency Ardeshir

Commencement

D.H.L. (Humanities)

 

* D.H.L. -- Doctor of Humane Letters unless otherwise specified as Humanities.