Notable Alumni

Frederick L. Robinson

Eli Lilly retiree, lifelong volunteer to nonprofits and mentor.

General Norris Overton

Brigadier General in the United States Air Force

Oscar Robertson


Willie Merriweather


Hallie Bryant

Professional Basketball Player and Motivational Speaker

Willie Gardner


Edwena Bell Payne

Author of The Crazy Song

Jessie Keys Jacobs

Key player in the fight for desegregation in the ‘40s and ‘50s

Willard Ransom

Key player in the fight for desegregation in the ‘40s and ‘50s

Paul Parks

First African-American Secretary of Education in Massachusetts

Jerry Williams

VP of a $400-million-a-year auto supply company, and first African-American to grace the cover of Fortune Magazine

Charles Walton


Fletcher Wiley

Fred Davidson III

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy

Charles Walton

Won Ford Genius scholarships

Clarence Baker

Won Ford Genius scholarships

Taylor Baker

Indy’s first African-American city prosecutor

Betty Crowe

Wife of Coach Ray P. Crowe

Jo Ann Terry


James Toler

Indy’s first African-American police chief

Wilma Gibbs Moore


Lt. JG Graham E. Martin

One of the Navy's "Golden Thirteen

Erroll Grandy

Jazz Musician

Elmon Myers

Black entrepreneur

Dorothy Alexander

Along with Josephine Kirk, the first two African-American women to be accepted into the IU School of Medicine

John Lee

First black officer in the integrated Navy