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

Michael Clarke DuncanMichael Clarke Duncan
10 December 1957, American
Actor

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

Anthony DavisAnthony Davis
11 March 1993, American
Basketball Player

Doc RiversDoc Rivers
13 October 1961, American
Basketball Coach
Richard Pryor Richard Pryor
01 December 1940, American
Comedian

Fred HamptonFred Hampton
30 August 1948, American
Activist

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

Lamorne MorrisLamorne Morris
14 August 1983, American
Actor
Mr. TMr. T
21 May 1952, American
Actor

Jennifer HudsonJennifer Hudson
12 September 1981, American
Actress, Singer

Andre BraugherAndre Braugher
01 July 1962, American
Actor

Shonda RhimesShonda Rhimes
13 January 1970, American
Television Producer

Chance the RapperChance the Rapper
16 April 1993, American
Rapper
Chaka KhanChaka Khan
23 March 1953, American
Singer

Polo GPolo G
06 January 1999, American
Rapper

Iman ShumpertIman Shumpert
26 June 1990, American
Basketball Player

Wood HarrisWood Harris
17 October 1969, American
Actor
Curtis MayfieldCurtis Mayfield
03 June 1942, American
Singer, Guitarist

Fredo SantanaFredo Santana
04 July 1990, American
Rapper
G HerboG Herbo
08 October 1995, American
Rapper

Earl SweatshirtEarl Sweatshirt
24 February 1994, American
Rapper

Jaimee FoxworthJaimee Foxworth
17 December 1979, American
Actress
Stuart ScottStuart Scott
19 July 1965, American
Sportscaster

Ken NortonKen Norton
09 August 1943, American
Boxer
Lil BibbyLil Bibby
18 July 1994, American
Rapper

Aaron McGruderAaron McGruder
29 May 1974, American
Writer, Cartoonist & Public Speaker

Drew SidoraDrew Sidora
01 May 1985, American
Actress
Khalilah AliKhalilah Ali
17 March 1950, American
Actress

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Shaun LivingstonShaun Livingston
11 September 1985, American
Basketball Player
Lynne ThigpenLynne Thigpen
22 December 1948, American
Actress

CupcakkeCupcakke
31 May 1997, American
Rapper

Wesley WillisWesley Willis
31 May 1963, American
Singer

Linda WomackLinda Womack
25 April 1953, American
Singer
Juice WRLDJuice WRLD
02 December 1998, American
Rapper
Rodney HarrisonRodney Harrison
15 December 1972, American
American Football Player

Oscar MicheauxOscar Micheaux
02 January 1884, American
Author

Katherine DunhamKatherine Dunham
22 June 1909, American
Dancer, Choreographer, Social Activist, Author

Montana of 300Montana of 300
03 March 1989, American
Rapper
LA CaponeLA Capone
18 September 1996, American
Rapper

TinkTink
18 March 1995, American
Rapper

Lud FoeLud Foe
15 July 1996, 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
Minnie RipertonMinnie Riperton
08 November 1947, American
Singer, Singer-songwriter

Lena WaitheLena Waithe
17 May 1984, American
Screenwriter

Hannibal BuressHannibal Buress
04 February 1983, American
Comedian
Patrick BeverleyPatrick Beverley
18 July 1988, American
Basketball Player

Laura HarrierLaura Harrier
28 March 1990, American
Actress
Nichelle NicholsNichelle Nichols
28 December 1932, American
Actress

Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron
01 April 1949, American
Singer, Writer, Composer, Poet, Pianist

Lupe FiascoLupe Fiasco
16 February 1982, American
Rapper

Lorraine HansberryLorraine Hansberry
19 May 1930, American
Writer, Theatre director, Screenwriter,

Rickey HendersonRickey Henderson
25 December 1958, American
Baseball player
Deon ColeDeon Cole
09 January 1972, American
Actor

No I.D.No I.D.
23 June 1971
Disc jockey

Carol Moseley BraunCarol Moseley Braun
16 August 1947
politician, diplomat, prosecutor, lawyer

Lil Rel HoweryLil Rel Howery
17 December 1979, American
Actor
Sterling SharpeSterling Sharpe
06 April 1965, American
American Football Players

Lou RawlsLou Rawls
01 December 1933, American
Singer
Jason WeaverJason Weaver
18 July 1979, American
Actor

Kirby PuckettKirby Puckett
14 March 1960, American
Baseball Players

Nicole NarainNicole Narain
28 July 1974, American
Model
Jody WatleyJody Watley
30 January 1959, American
Singer

Boots RileyBoots Riley
01 April 1971, American
Musician
JeremihJeremih
17 July 1987, American
Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Record producer,

Robin HarrisRobin Harris
30 August 1953, American
Comedian

Oliver McCallOliver McCall
21 April 1965, American
Boxer
DeRay DavisDeRay Davis
26 February 1968, American
Stand-up Comedian

Shawn MarionShawn Marion
07 May 1978, American
Basketball Player
Aries SpearsAries Spears
03 April 1975, American
Comedian

Michael FinleyMichael Finley
06 March 1973, American
Basketball player

Charles TillmanCharles Tillman
23 February 1981, American
American Football Player

Michael WilbonMichael Wilbon
19 November 1958, American
Sports Commentator
Curtis GrandersonCurtis Granderson
16 March 1981, American
Baseball Player
Cynthia Cooper-DykeCynthia Cooper-Dyke
14 April 1963, American
Basketball Player

Nella LarsenNella Larsen
13 April 1891, American
Author

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

Roshumba WilliamsRoshumba Williams
01 August 1968, American
Model

Corey HolcombCorey Holcomb
23 June 1968, American
Comedian

Terry CummingsTerry Cummings
15 March 1961, American
Basketball player

Carole SimpsonCarole Simpson
07 December 1941, American
Broadcaster
Patricia Roberts HarrisPatricia Roberts Harris
31 May 1924, American
Former United States Secretary of Housing and

Eddie HarrisEddie Harris
20 October 1934, American
Musician
Anthony BraxtonAnthony Braxton
04 June 1945, American
Composer

Theaster GatesTheaster Gates
28 August 1973, American
Artist
Gene AmmonsGene Ammons
14 April 1925, American
Musician
Albertina WalkerAlbertina Walker
28 August 1929, American
Gospel singer