Geena Davis – Actress Christopher Polk/Getty Images Geena Davis – Actress Davis, who was born in Wareham, Mass., went to BU. She won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “The Accidental Tourist.” She was also nominated for her performance in “Thelma & Louise.” David Edgerton- Founder, Burger King Corporation Paul Sakuma/AP Photo David Edgerton- Founder, Burger King Corporation Edgerton was an American entrepreneur who opened a franchise of the restaurant chain Insta Burger in Miami. This would be the start of what became the world’s second largest hamburger chain, Burger King, He attended Boston University and is credited with creating the Whopper. Edgerton died in April. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Civil Rights Leader AP Photo Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. – Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King, a civil rights leader, went to BU in 1951. He earned a Ph.D in systematic theology in 1955. Charles Wesley Emerson – Founder of Emerson College Emerson College photo – Derek Palmer Charles Wesley Emerson – Founder of Emerson College Emerson graduated from Boston University’s School of Oratory in 1877. He went on to found an oratory school in Emerson College and also became the school’s first president.