Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done....
Frederick Douglass (read all quotes)

Notable FDA Alumni


Baldwin, James     Late Author
Bearden, Romare     Late Famous Artist
Boffman, James     Former Assistant Superintendent, Manhattan
Brown, Claude     Author
Brown, Chucky     NBA Basketball Player
Brown, Courtney     Former Director Human Rights
Carlos, Jon     Athlete / US Olympic Champion
Carpenter, Edward F.     Headmaster of Harlem Prep
Clark, Kenneth     Late Psychologist
Cobham, Dudley     Clergyman
Crawford, Fred     Former NY Knickerbockers Player
Davis, Ozzie     Actor, Director, Producer
DeWindt, Harold     Actor
Dickens, Thomas     Judge
Edinboro, Ollie     Community Recreational Director
Edwards, Ralph     Former Principal, PS 30/31
Evans, Ronald     Former Principal, IS 201
Felix, Ray     Basketball Player
Greaves, William     Actor / Producer
Hanson, Marshall Major     Former American Council in Switzerland, Liberia, Trinidad and West Indies
Herbert, James     Olympic Track Star
Hill, Arthur     Inspector, Police Department
Jamison, Spencer     Basketball Player
Jordan, Alexander     Physician
Kuntz, William F.     Assistant District Manager Social Security Administration
Lawrence, Jacob     Artist
Lee, Butch     Basketball Player
Mangnur, Robert     Judge
McMurren, Lionel R.     Former Principal, IS 10 Department  Supt. #5
Michelson, Thomas     Chief, Uniformed Police Forces
Moore, Buddy     Boxer
Overton, Joseph     Late Community Activist / School Board President
Peters, Brock     Actor
Phipps, Kenneth     Judge
Popwell, Albert     Actor
Rangel, Charles     Congressman
Ray, Gene Anthony     Dancer and Actor in ‘Fame’
Roberts, James     Former Deputy Superintendent District 6
Sallid, Otis     Choreographer and Dancer in ‘The Wiz’
Sena, George C.     Late Judge
Skinner, James     Clergyman
Smith, David G.     Foreign Service Officer
Thompson, William     Clergyman
Toppins, Kenneth     Physician
Wainwright, Reverent     Shiloh Baptist Church
Walker, John     Late Proprietor of Snookies Sugar Bowl
Wareham, Alton     Dentist
Wiggan, Chester     Former Principal, Morris HS

Welcome Video

The Frederick Douglass Academy offers a college preparatory education for grades 6-12 and is known for its rigorous academic program with a proven track record of success by encouraging students to challenge themselves, take pride in their hard work, and commitments.

Visit our Alumni Video Testimonials to hear the experiences of some of our former students.