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Omega Men in Black History

Dr. Carter G. Woodson


  • in 1926 pioneered the celebration of "Negro History Week designated for the second week in February 


Dr. Ernest E. Just


  • Founder of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc
  • Became the 19th honoree in the US Postal Services's Black Heritage Stamp Series

Colonel Charles Young


  • Third African-American graduate of the US Military Academy
  • First Black man to achieve the rank of colonel in the US Army

Robert Henry Lawrence Jr


  • June 1967, became the first black Astronaut

Dr. Charles R. Drew


  • Created the bloodmobiles where the American Red Cross Blood Bank was started
  • First African-American surgeon selected to serve as an examiner on American Board of Surgery

Percy Julian


  • Discovered the use of foam to extinguish fires
  • Discovered technician to produce cortisone

Benjamin Hooks


  • In 1949 he was one of the few black lawyers in Memphis, Tennessee
  • In 1956, as a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference he became a pioneer in the NAACP-sponsored restaurant sit-ins and other boycotts

Dr. Lester K. Spence


  • Associate Professor of Political Science and African Studies in Johns Hopkins University
  • In 2009 recipient of the Johns Hopkins Excellence in Teaching Award

Charles Herbert Flowers, Jr


  • In 2001, Charles Herbert Flowers High School opened in Springdale, Maryland

Jesse J. Holland


  • Race, Ethnicity & Demographics reporter for The Associated Press
  • Author of the book, Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther?

Robert W. Johnson


  • The first African-American physician to practice medicine at Lynchburg General Hospital in Virginia
  • Known as the "godfather" of black tennis founded the American Tennis Association Junior Development Program for African-American youths
  • Coached and fostered the careers of Arthur Ashe and Althea Gibson

Earl G, Graves Sr


  • Founder of Black Enterprise Magazine
  • in 2002, hes was named as one of the 50 most powerful and influential African Americans in corporate America by Fortune magazine