Famous Blacks From Illinois

Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama
17 January 1964, American
Former First Lady of the United States
Emmett TillEmmett Till
25 July 1941, American
African-American teenager

R. KellyR. Kelly
08 January 1967, American
Singer-songwriter

Michael Clarke DuncanMichael Clarke Duncan
10 December 1957, American
Actor

Richard Pryor Richard Pryor
01 December 1940, American
Comedian

Bernie MacBernie Mac
05 October 1957, American
Actor, Comedian
Keke PalmerKeke Palmer
26 August 1993, American
Actress

Anthony DavisAnthony Davis
11 March 1993, American
Basketball Player

Jennifer HudsonJennifer Hudson
12 September 1981, American
Actress, Singer
Andre BraugherAndre Braugher
01 July 1962, American
Actor

Chaka KhanChaka Khan
23 March 1953, American
Singer
Mr. TMr. T
21 May 1952, American
Actor

Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes
13 January 1970, American
Television Producer

Wood HarrisWood Harris
17 October 1969, American
Actor

Lamorne MorrisLamorne Morris
14 August 1983, American
Actor

Polo GPolo G
06 January 1999, American
Rapper
Doc RiversDoc Rivers
13 October 1961, American
Basketball Coach

Earl SweatshirtEarl Sweatshirt
24 February 1994, American
Rapper

Iman ShumpertIman Shumpert
26 June 1990, American
Basketball Player

Fred HamptonFred Hampton
30 August 1948, American
Activist
Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield
03 June 1942, American
Singer, Guitarist

Ken NortonKen Norton
09 August 1943, American
Boxer
Jaimee FoxworthJaimee Foxworth
17 December 1979, American
Actress

Fredo SantanaFredo Santana
04 July 1990, American
Rapper

G HerboG Herbo
08 October 1995, American
Rapper
Stuart ScottStuart Scott
19 July 1965, American
Sportscaster

Shaun LivingstonShaun Livingston
11 September 1985, American
Basketball Player
Aaron McGruderAaron McGruder
29 May 1974, American
Writer, Cartoonist & Public Speaker

Khalilah AliKhalilah Ali
17 March 1950, American
Actress

Lil BibbyLil Bibby
18 July 1994, American
Rapper
Lynne ThigpenLynne Thigpen
22 December 1948, American
Actress

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Wesley WillisWesley Willis
31 May 1963, American
Singer
CupcakkeCupcakke
31 May 1997, American
Rapper

Linda WomackLinda Womack
25 April 1953, American
Singer

Juice WRLDJuice WRLD
02 December 1998, American
Rapper

Oscar MicheauxOscar Micheaux
02 January 1884, American
Author
Katherine DunhamKatherine Dunham
22 June 1909, American
Dancer, Choreographer, Social Activist, Author
Drew SidoraDrew Sidora
01 May 1985, American
Actress

Rodney HarrisonRodney Harrison
15 December 1972, American
American Football Player

Montana of 300Montana of 300
03 March 1989, American
Rapper

LA CaponeLA Capone
18 September 1996, American
Rapper
Lud FoeLud Foe
15 July 1996, American
Rapper

TinkTink
18 March 1995, American
Rapper

Ann Marie SlaterAnn Marie Slater
20 November 1995, American
Singer-songwriter

George JacksonGeorge Jackson
23 September 1941, American
African-American Left-Wing Activist & Marxist

Sir CruseSir Cruse
09 November 1991, American
YouTuber
Siohvaughn FunchesSiohvaughn Funches
06 September 1981, American
Dwyane Wade's Ex-wife

Laura HarrierLaura Harrier
28 March 1990, American
Actress
Lena WaitheLena Waithe
17 May 1984, American
Screenwriter

Minnie RipertonMinnie Riperton
08 November 1947, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter

Hannibal BuressHannibal Buress
04 February 1983, American
Comedian
Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron
01 April 1949, American
Singer, Writer, Composer, Poet, Pianist

Nichelle NicholsNichelle Nichols
28 December 1932, American
Actress
Lorraine HansberryLorraine Hansberry
19 May 1930, American
Writer, Theatre director, Screenwriter,

Patrick BeverleyPatrick Beverley
18 July 1988, American
Basketball Player

Lupe FiascoLupe Fiasco
16 February 1982, American
Rapper

Shawn MarionShawn Marion
07 May 1978, American
Basketball Player

Sterling SharpeSterling Sharpe
06 April 1965, American
American Football Players
Michael FinleyMichael Finley
06 March 1973, American
Basketball player

Lil Rel HoweryLil Rel Howery
17 December 1979, American
Actor

Oliver McCallOliver McCall
21 April 1965, American
Boxer

Lou RawlsLou Rawls
01 December 1933, American
Singer
Robin HarrisRobin Harris
30 August 1953, American
Comedian

Jason WeaverJason Weaver
18 July 1979, American
Actor
Jody WatleyJody Watley
30 January 1959, American
Singer

Nicole NarainNicole Narain
28 July 1974, American
Model

Boots RileyBoots Riley
01 April 1971, American
Musician
DeRay DavisDeRay Davis
26 February 1968, American
Stand-up Comedian

Carol Moseley BraunCarol Moseley Braun
16 August 1947
politician, diplomat, prosecutor, lawyer
No I.D.No I.D.
23 June 1971
Disc jockey

Michael WilbonMichael Wilbon
19 November 1958, American
Sports Commentator

Aries SpearsAries Spears
03 April 1975, American
Comedian
Charles TillmanCharles Tillman
23 February 1981, American
American Football Player

Cynthia Cooper-DykeCynthia Cooper-Dyke
14 April 1963, American
Basketball Player
Curtis GrandersonCurtis Granderson
16 March 1981, American
Baseball Player

Ramsey LewisRamsey Lewis
27 May 1935, American
Radio personality, Jazz musician, Pianist

ShawnnaShawnna
03 January 1978, American
Rapper

Chali 2naChali 2na
26 June 1971, American
Rapper
Corey HolcombCorey Holcomb
23 June 1968, American
Comedian
Theaster GatesTheaster Gates
28 August 1973, American
Artist

Eddie HarrisEddie Harris
20 October 1934, American
Musician

Roshumba WilliamsRoshumba Williams
01 August 1968, American
Model

Nella LarsenNella Larsen
13 April 1891, American
Author
Patricia Roberts HarrisPatricia Roberts Harris
31 May 1924, American
Former United States Secretary of Housing and

Anthony BraxtonAnthony Braxton
04 June 1945, American
Composer

Gene AmmonsGene Ammons
14 April 1925, American
Musician

Albertina WalkerAlbertina Walker
28 August 1929, American
Gospel singer

Carole SimpsonCarole Simpson
07 December 1941, American
Broadcaster
Johnny GriffinJohnny Griffin
24 April 1928, American
Tenor Saxophonist

Jack McDuffJack McDuff
17 September 1926, American
Organist
Henry ThreadgillHenry Threadgill
15 February 1944, American
Composer

Pete CoseyPete Cosey
09 October 1943, American
Guitarist
Meade Lux LewisMeade Lux Lewis
04 September 1905, American
Pianist
Craig RobinsonCraig Robinson
25 October 1971, American
Actor