African Americans From Iowa

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Famous black celebrities from Iowa, include Tionne Watkins, N. K. Jemisin, Harrison Barnes.
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Harrison Barnes
(Basketball player)
Harrison Barnes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ames, Iowa, United States
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Tionne Watkins
(Singer-Songwriter who rose to Fame as Member of the Girl-Group 'TLC')
Tionne Watkins
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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N. K. Jemisin
(Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer Known for Her 'Inheritance' Trilogy)
N. K. Jemisin
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Iowa City, Iowa, United States

N. K. Jemisin became the first writer to win the Hugo Best Novel award thrice consecutively and is best known for her Inheritance trilogy and her Broken Earth series. The African-American author is also a trained psychologist and has worked as a counsellor in several universities.

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Tristan Wirfs
(American football player)
Tristan Wirfs
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 24, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Iowa, United States
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Roger Craig
(American football player)
Roger Craig
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Davenport, Iowa, United States
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Frank Gotch
(Wrestler)
Frank Gotch
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 27, 1877
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Humboldt, Iowa,United States
Died: December 16, 1917
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Reggie Roby
(American football player)
Reggie Roby
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waterloo, Iowa, United States
Died: February 22, 2005
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Marcus Paige
(American-Serbian Basketball Point Guard)
Marcus Paige
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

American-Serbian basketball player Marcus Paige began his senior career with the Salt Lake City Stars and later played for teams such as Partizan Belgrade and the Charlotte Hornets. The 2-time Serbian Cup-winning point guard now plays for the club Monbus Obradoiro. He has both US and Serbian citizenships.

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Rita Dove
(Poet, Writer)
Rita Dove
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Akron
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Art Farmer
(American musician)
Art Farmer
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 21, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Died: October 4, 1999