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So, we are all aware of the history-making members of black Greek-letter organizations: Lena Horne (Delta Sigma Theta), Langston Hughes (Omega Psi Phi), Martin Luther King Jr. (Alpha Phi Alpha), Coretta Scott King (Alpha Kappa Alpha). And the list goes on. Many members of these fraternities and sororities have been trailblazers—breaking boundaries and making history that black Americans have benefited from. Their founders would be proud, no doubt.

Did you know that two of the Braxton sisters were Zetas? Yep, this was news to us, too. As you embark on #SummerWhileBlack, perhaps attending a national convention—AKAs have their boulé in Atlanta this year; Omegas have their grand conclave in Las Vegas and so on—you just might bump into a few celebrities and other notables who you might not have known are Greek. Check out these influencers who represent for the Divine Nine.

Mara Brock Akil, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)
Maya Angelou, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Craig Herndon/the Washington Post via Getty Images)
Nnamdi Asomugha, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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Angela Bassett, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Harry Belafonte, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Ron Brace, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity (NFL via Getty Images)

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Towanda Braxton, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
Traci Braxton, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
A.J. Calloway, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (Cindy Ord/Getty Images for HBO)

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Vanessa Bell Calloway, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Steve Grayson/WireImage)
T.C. Carson, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity (Marcus Ingram/Getty Images)
Bill Clinton, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

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Natalie Cole, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz USA)
Ruby Dee, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Anthony Barboza/Getty Images)
Cedric the Entertainer, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity (Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for BET)

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Roberta Flack, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Aretha Franklin, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Nikki Giovanni, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Sarah L. Voisin/the Washington Post via Getty Images)

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Omari Hardwick, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Hill Harper, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Steve Harvey, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Lena Horne, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images)
Anna Maria Horsford, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority (Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
Ryan Howard, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

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Terrence Howard, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Terrence J, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for DIFF)
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (Kris Connor/Getty Images)

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Syleena Johnson, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (Mathew Imaging/WireImage)
Star Jones, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Jeff Neira/ABC via Getty Images)
Michael Jordan, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (Jerry Wachter/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Montell Jordan, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity (Moses Robinson/Getty Images for Gospel Music Association)
Tom Joyner, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images)
Colin Kaepernick
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Alicia Keys, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Harlem School of the Arts)
Lecrae, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
MC Lyte, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority (Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for Essence)

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Roland Martin
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K. Michelle, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
Toni Morrison, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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Brandy Norwood, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Shaquille O’Neal, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (Stephen Dunn/Allsport)
Holly Robinson Peete, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

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Melissa Harris-Perry, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for GLAAD)
Kelly Price, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority (Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TV One)
Keshia Knight Pulliam, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

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Phylicia Rashad, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
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Lionel Richie, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity (Venturelli/Getty Images)
Victoria Rowell, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Glamour)

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Marvin Sapp, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity (Erika Goldring/Getty Images)
Betty Shabazz, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Jon Levy/AFP/Getty Images)
The Rev. Al Sharpton, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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Richard Sherman, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
John Singleton, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity (Araya Diaz/WireImage)
Rickey Smiley, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (Paras Griffin/FilmMagic)

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Tavis Smiley, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Emmitt Smith, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Jada Pinkett Smith, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Wanda Sykes, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Cicely Tyson, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Variety)
Sheryl Underwood, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (Art Streiber/CBS via Getty Images)

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Al Roker, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Blair Underwood, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Dionne Warwick, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

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Kym Whitley, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (David Livingston/Getty Images)
Vanessa A. Williams, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP Image Awards)
Malik Yoba, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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Felice LeĂłn is multimedia editor at The Root.