Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

What are some famous black people?

Other than M.L.K., Jackie Robinson, Harriet Tubman, and Fredrick Douglas?

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Phillis Wheatley, the slave and poet who was the first American writer to achieve international fame.

    Toussaint l'Ouverture, the former Haitian slave who led a succesful rebellion and freed the slaves of Haiti

    Sojourner Truth, abolitionist and campaigner for women's rights.

    Madam C.J. Walker, the world's first self-made female millionaire.

    Maggie Lena Walker, the first woman bank president of the United States.

    Charles Drew, doctor who invented the blood bank, and a method of storing plasma.

    Jesse Owens, the athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, and made the Nazis look stupid.

    Jackie Robinson, the first black man to join a major league baseball team

    Hattie Macdaniel, the first black actor to win an Oscar (for Best Supporting Actress in Gone With the Wind)

    Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Count Basie, great jazz musicians

    Billie Holliday,Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, great jazz singers

    Peg Leg Bates, the amazing one legged tap dancer.

    Alice Coachman, star of the 1948 Olympics, the first black woman to endorse a national product - coca cola, appearing on billboards across the country with Jesse Owens

    Barbara Jordan, the first black woman to be elected to the Texas State Senate, and the first black woman from the South to enter Congress.

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  • Mary
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    There are loots of people you could write about. Check out some of these folks (just a fraction of the available options) and see which ones interest you most. Phillis Wheatley Frederick Douglass Nat Turner Booker T. Washington Ida B. Wells W.E.B. DuBois Harriet Tubman George Washington Carver Richard Wright Zora Neale Hurston Toni Morrison Countee Cullen Langston Hughes Ira Aldridge Lorraine Hansberry Charlie Parker Medgar Evers Thurgood Marshall Richard Pryor Gordon Parks Alvin Ailey June Jordan

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  • 1 decade ago

    Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York

    Sir Trevor McDonald, TV Newscaster

    Lenny Henry, Comedian

    Linford Christie, Olympic Athlete

    Ashley Cole, International Footballer

    Tessa Sanderson, Olympic Athlete

    Baron Alli, of Norbury, Politician

    Frank Bruno, Boxer and Entertainer

    Sir Viv Richards, Cricketer

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  • Skunk
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Morgan Freeman, Nelson Mandela, Booker Washington, Ray Charles, Terrell Owens, etc.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sojourner Truth, Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Ida Wells-Barnett, W.E.B. DuBois, Zora Neale Hurston, James Langston Hughes, Margaret Walker, Malcolm X, and the list goes on.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Read here about a few that should be more famous including a 9 year old boy who helped to alert the Minute Men on the eve of the American Revolution! His name was Abel Benson!

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  • Kim W
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    ...I think you mean "WHO are some famous black people".

    and you could always just do a Google search for "famous black people" and come up with an ample amount.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I made mistake with vote. I agree with first person.

    I only could remember one.

    Rosa Park- She was arrested on bus for not giving her front seat for WHITE People.

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  • 1 decade ago

    sugar ray robinson, mike tyson, denzel washington ,sidney poiter, tupac snoop dog, mahaila jackson, della reese,redd fox,step and fetchet, otis dont know the last name invented the elevator and i do believe eli whitney i do believe he invented the cottongin. there are just so many you might want to go to the library. billy holiday was one of the greatest there ever was, there are many black gospel singers, malcom x, willy mays, joe foreman, ali, patterson, sonny listen. there are many singers, actors, actresses and sport figures.

    Source(s): i read about some of them in school and i watch documentaries.
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