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Lists of African Americans

This is a list of African Americans, also known as Black Americans or Afro-Americans. African Americans an ethnic group and citizens of the United States who have full or partial ancestry of any black racial groups of Africa; Black and African Americans form the third largest racial and ethnic group in the United States, behind White Americans and Hispanic and Latino Americans. African Americans are descendants of enslaved black people who are from the United States.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article and references showing the person is African-American.

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John Amos
 
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Angela Bassett
 
Halle Berry
 
Chadwick Boseman
 
Sterling K. Brown
 
Yvette Nicole Brown
 
LeVar Burton
 
Diahann Carroll
 
Dave Chappelle
 
Don Cheadle
 
Bill Cobbs
 
Bill Cosby
 
Ice Cube
 
Keith David
 
Viola Davis
 
Ossie Davis
 
Ruby Dee
 
Michael Dorn
 
Michael Clarke Duncan
 
Cedric the Entertainer
 
Dave Fennoy
 
Laurence Fishburne
 
Jamie Foxx
 
Morgan Freeman
 
Danny Glover
 
Whoopi Goldberg
 
Louis Gossett Jr.
 
Kevin Hart
 
Steve Harvey
 
Dennis Haysbert
 
Ernie Hudson
 
Samuel L. Jackson
 
Michael B. Jordan
 
James Earl Jones
 
Regina King
 
Sanaa Lathan
 
Phil LaMarr
 
Martin Lawrence
 
Spike Lee
 
Tommy Lister Jr.
 
Bernie Mac
 
Tim Meadows
 
Tracy Morgan
 
Charlie Murphy
 
Eddie Murphy
 
Nichelle Nichols
 
Khary Payton
 
Jordan Peele
 
Richard Pryor
 
Ving Rhames
 
Kevin Michael Richardson
 
Naya Rivera
 
Craig Robinson
 
Chris Rock
 
Richard Roundtree
 
Jada Pinkett Smith
 
Will Smith
 
Wesley Snipes
 
Chris Tucker
 
Glynn Turman
 
Denzel Washington
 
Carl Weathers
 
Forest Whitaker
 
Jaleel White
 
Fred Williamson
 
Billy Dee Williams
 
Oprah Winfrey
 
Jeffrey Wright

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Maya Angelou
 
James Baldwin
 
Marion Barry
 
Ralph Bunche
 
Shirley Chisholm
 
Fannie Lou Hamer
 
Jesse Jackson
 
Martin Luther King Jr.
 
John Lewis
 
Thurgood Marshall
 
James Meredith
 
Rosa Parks
 
Bayard Rustin
 
Malcolm X
 
Andrew Young

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  • Brandon Knight - professional basketball player
  • Kevin Knox - professional basketball player
  • Jason Kidd - retired professional basketball player (African American Father)
  • Kemba Walker - professional basketball player (African American Mother)

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  • Trae Young (African-American father) - professional basketball player

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First Ladies of the United StatesEdit

  • Michelle Obama, (2009–2017) the first African American First Lady and the 44th First Lady[109]

Anthologies of biographiesEdit

There is a substantial body of literature, much of it by African Americans, that collects biographies of black leaders.[110] Notable examples in this genre are:

OthersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "The Smollett family business: acting and activism". www.nytimes.com. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
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  4. ^ Halzack, Sarah (June 13, 2014). "Ruby Dee: Actress and activist who fought civil rights and broke through racial barriers on Broadway in films, and on TV". The Independent UK. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  5. ^ [1]"I'm an African American, an African American Jewish girl."
  6. ^ [2]"Tiffany was born in Los Angeles, California to an African American mother and an Eritean father".
  7. ^ "Y&R star Christel Khalil shares on her immigrant ties". www.soapcities.com. Retrieved January 30, 2017.
  8. ^ [3]"I identify with both my black and white roots, my parents are a mix of Jewish and African American".
  9. ^ "Lauren London Bio". www.interfaithfamily.com. Retrieved June 21, 2011.
  10. ^ [4]"Coming from mixed African American/Italian parents, she gained interest in beauty at an early age".
  11. ^ "Meghan Markle: I'm more than an other". www.elle.com. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  12. ^ [5]"The star becomes the first African American to own a major film production facility".
  13. ^ "Paula Patton". www.m.imdb.com. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  14. ^ "10 things you didn't know about Madison Pettis". www.tvovermind.com. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  15. ^ "Glee's Naya Rivera reveals how her mixed-race ethnicity made it tough to land roles". www.wetpaint.com. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  16. ^ "Tracie Ellis Ross and Malcolm Jamal-Warner talk read between the lines". www.hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  17. ^ "18, Activist, Harvard-Bound: How Yara Shahidi Became the Face and Brain of Young Hollywood". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  18. ^ [6]"Her father is of African American descent and her mother is of Afro-Caribbean ancestry".
  19. ^ "Oprah Winfrey: From poverty to America's first African American billionaire". www.theguardian.com. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  20. ^ "Dr. Bernard Harris Jr: First Black Man To Walk in Space". www.essence.com. January 28, 2010. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  21. ^ "Mae Jemison Bio". www.britannica. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  22. ^ Trebay, Guy (May 8, 2019). "At 45, Tyra Banks is Back on the Cover of Sports Illustrated". The New York Times. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  23. ^ "Chanel Iman Strikes A Pose for 'the Edit' and speaks out again on Fashion Diversity". m.huffpost.com. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  24. ^ "North Carolina lawyer Cheslie Kryst named Miss USA 2019". www.nbc.com. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  25. ^ "Miss USA 2017 is Kara McCullough". people.com. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  26. ^ "Sofia Richie touches on Race and Religion in new interview". www.vanityfair.com. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  27. ^ Vardon, Joe (October 16, 2017). "Koby Altman's path from real estate agent to Cavaliers General manager a whirlwind". Www.Cleveland.com. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  28. ^ "Wayne R. Embry". www.hoophall.com. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  29. ^ Debord, Matthew (March 27, 2012). "Magic Johnson buys the L.A. Dodgers for 2 billion". Www.scpr.org. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  30. ^ "Magic Johnson's group buys Los Angeles Sparks". Www.usatodayhss.com. February 5, 2014. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  31. ^ Ozanian, Mike (June 12, 2014). "Michael Jordan is a billionaire after increasing stake in hornets". Www.Forbes.com. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  32. ^ "Rosa Parks". www.history.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  33. ^ "Booker T. Washington". www.history.com. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  34. ^ "Douglas L. Wilder". www.wilder.vcu.edu. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  35. ^ "Valerie Jarrett". www.washingtonpost.com. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  36. ^ "Valerie Jarrett's Extraordinary Family tree". www.cbsnews.com. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  37. ^ "ESPN's Cari Champion calls the shots her way". www.vogue.com. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  38. ^ [7]"As the proud granddaughter of one of the famous African American Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, Duncan doesn't forget her roots."
  39. ^ "Fox News's Harris Faulkner is the only African-American woman in cable news with a daily show: it's a tremendous amount of responsibility". www.businessinsider.com. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  40. ^ Ellison, Sarah (September 6, 2019). "Lester Holt's Path from country music DJ to the most powerful perch in news". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 2, 2020.
  41. ^ "Don Lemon". www.washingtonexaminer.com. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  42. ^ "Former GOP insider on discrimination in her party". www.abcnews.go.com. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  43. ^ [8]"My mother is British, and my father is African American".
  44. ^ Pirani, Fiza (October 18, 2018). "Who is Louis Farrakhan? 10 things to know about the Nation of Islam leader, black activist". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved June 10, 2020.
  45. ^ [9]"Knowles father, Matthew Knowles is African American, while her mother, Tina Knowles is of Louisiana Creole Descent."
  46. ^ "Tamar Braxton becomes the first African American to win celebrity big brother". www.glittermagrocks.com. Retrieved March 7, 2019.
  47. ^ "Alicia Keys Biography". www.m.imdb.com. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  48. ^ "Revolt Sessions Bio: Kehlani". www.revolt.tv. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  49. ^ [10]"Her mother Tina is of Creole heritage, and her father, Matthew, is African American."
  50. ^ "Rozonda Thomas Biography". www.m.imdb.com. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  51. ^ https://www.thefader.com/2016/12/08/young-thug-instagram-anti-black-racism
  52. ^ https://mobile.twitter.com/youngthug/status/806984197919248384
  53. ^ https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/lil-wayne-team-stop-abc-airing-blm-interview-article-1.2857940
  54. ^ "Hank Aaron". Www.baseballhall.org. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  55. ^ "Dee Gordon". www.baseball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  56. ^ "Curtis Granderson". www.baseball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  57. ^ "Aaron Judge is showing why more black athletes should start taking their talents to baseball". www.afro.com. Retrieved October 8, 2017.
  58. ^ "Derek Jeter's Surprising DNA test". www.blogs.ancestry.com. Retrieved October 8, 2014.
  59. ^ [11]"Jeter's mother Dorothy is of Irish-German descent, and his father Charles is African American."
  60. ^ "Matt Kemp". www.baseball-reference.com. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  61. ^ "Jackie Robinson". www.baseballhall.org. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  62. ^ "Giancarlo Stanton". www.baseball-reference.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  63. ^ "How Giancarlo Stanton embraced who he is". www.nytimes.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  64. ^ "Mark Aguirre". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  65. ^ "LaMarcus Aldridge". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  66. ^ "Jarrett Allen". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  67. ^ "Lavoy Allen". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  68. ^ "Ray Allen". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  69. ^ "Tony Allen". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  70. ^ "Carmelo Anthony". Www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved January 24, 2018.
  71. ^ [12]"His mother is African American and his father was of Puerto Rican, Venezuelan, and African descent".
  72. ^ "Lonzo Ball". Www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  73. ^ "Charles Barkley". Www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  74. ^ [13]"He was the first son of Henry Barnes, an African-American Marine with a short temper, and Ann, a white Italian mother who taught elementary school."
  75. ^ "Chris Bosh". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  76. ^ "Jaylen Brown". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  77. ^ "Antonio Blakeney". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  78. ^ "Jimmy Butler". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  79. ^ "Kobe Bryant". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  80. ^ "Kwame Brown". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  81. ^ "Trey Burke". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  82. ^ "Reggie Bullock". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  83. ^ "Chauncey Billups". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  84. ^ "Eric Bledsoe". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  85. ^ "Will Chamberlain". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  86. ^ "Penny Hardaway". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  87. ^ "Dwight Howard". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  88. ^ "Grant Hill". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  89. ^ "James Harden". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  90. ^ "LeBron James". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  91. ^ "Magic Johnson". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  92. ^ "Michael Jordan". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  93. ^ "How Michael Jordan became the first African-American superstar athlete". www.bleacherreport.com. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  94. ^ "Jabari Parker joins a small number of African American Mormons in the NBA". www.theroot.com. Retrieved October 10, 2018.
  95. ^ "Bill Russell". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  96. ^ "Bill Russell Celtics Bio". www.nba.com. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  97. ^ "Anfernee Simons". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  98. ^ "Dennis Smith Jr". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  99. ^ "John Salmons". www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  100. ^ Henneman, Kristen (27 February 2017). "Olympian Ruth White Found Freedom in Fencing". USA Fencing. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  101. ^ [14]"Mahomes, 23, became the second African American quarterback to win the NFL's MVP Award outright".
  102. ^ Gluck, Jeff (January 27, 2016). "I'm an African-American QB that may scare a lot of people with unique skills". USA Today. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  103. ^ Cassidy, Megan (November 4, 2018). "'O.J. strategy': Lawyers say prosecutors ask about guilt to cull black jurors". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  104. ^ Laine, Jenna (January 16, 2017). "MLK Day personal for Bucs QB, Alabama native Jameis Winston". ESPN.com. Retrieved February 4, 2020.
  105. ^ "Russell Wilson on race in the NFL". www.si.com. Retrieved July 9, 2014.
  106. ^ "Serena Williams, Tiger Woods and racial identity in sports". www.espn.com. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  107. ^ "Simone Biles makes history as first African American woman to win 5 top gymnastics titles". www.essence.com. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  108. ^ "Arthur Ashe becomes first African-American male tennis player ranked No.1 in the U.S." www.theundefeated.com. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  109. ^ "First Lady Michelle Obama". www.obamawhitehouse.archives.gov. Retrieved February 20, 2019.
  110. ^ Brown, Hallie Q. Homespun heroines and other women of distinction. Oxford University Press, USA, 1988. pxxxiii

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