African Americans From Kansas

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Famous black celebrities from Kansas, include Janelle Monae, Bobby Lashley, Gale Sayers.
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Janelle Monae
(Singer-songwriter)
Janelle Monae
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Birthdate: December 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Artist Janelle Monae initially sang with rapper Big Boi and is known for albums such as Dirty Computer. She has been nominated for the Grammys multiple times. Monae also appeared in films such as Hidden Figures and the Academy Award-winning drama Moonlight. She is both bisexual and pansexual.
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Bobby Lashley
(Professional Wrestler and Mixed Martial Artist)
Bobby Lashley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Junction City, Kansas, United States
Wrestler and MMA legend Bobby Lashley has won titles such as the ECW World Championship, the TNA/Impact World Heavyweight Championship, and the WWE US Championship. He currently plays for Raw under WWE, as part of stable The Hurt Business. He has headlined events such as Bound for Glory.
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Gale Sayers
(American Football Player)
Gale Sayers
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: September 23, 2020
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Trai Byers
(Actor)
Trai Byers
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Birthdate: July 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
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Earl Woods
(Father of Tiger Woods)
Earl Woods
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, Kansas, United States
Died: May 3, 2006

Better known as the father of renowned golfer Tiger Woods, Earl Woods had initially been a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel. He excelled in baseball in college and learned to play golf much later, at 42. Addicted to the sport, he taught it to his son, who later became a golf legend.

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Gordon Parks
(Photographer)
Gordon Parks
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: November 30, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fort Scott, Kansas, United States
Died: March 7, 2006

Gordon Parks was a writer, photographer, musician, and film director. He was the first Black American to direct and produce major motion pictures pertaining to the experience of slaves and African-Americans. He is credited with co-creating a new film genre called blaxploitation and his works have influenced filmmakers like Spike Lee. He is also credited with co-founding Essence magazine.

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Gwendolyn Brooks
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas
Died: December 3, 2000
 8 
Pi'erre Bourne
(Best known for producing the singles 'Magnolia' by Playboi Carti and 'Gummo' by 6ix9ine)
Pi'erre Bourne
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Riley, Kansas, United States
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Willie Cauley-Stein
(Basketball player)
Willie Cauley-Stein
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Spearville, Kansas, United States
 10 
Katrina Pierson
(Political Activists)
Katrina Pierson
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kansas, USA
 11 
Terence Newman
(American football player)
Terence Newman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salina, Kansas, United States
 12 
Earl Watson
(Former American Basketball Player and Coach Who Played as a Point Guard )
Earl Watson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States

As a basketball player, Earl Watson had a successful stint with teams such as the Seattle SuperSonics and Utah Jazz. Owing to his mother’s Mexican roots, he qualified to play for the Mexican national team but chose NBA instead. Now a coach, he is associated with the Canadian team Toronto Raptors.

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Will Shields
(American football player)
Will Shields
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Riley, Kansas, United States
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Brandon Adams
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Birthdate: August 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas, U.S.
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Lucius Allen
(Basketball player)
Lucius Allen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 26, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
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Adrian Griffin
(Basketball player)
Adrian Griffin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
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Jesse Albert Stone
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 16, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atchison, Kansas, United States
Died: April 1, 1999
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Jackie Stiles
(Basketball coach)
Jackie Stiles
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
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Tony Clark
(Baseball player)
Tony Clark
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newton, Kansas, United States
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Fran Belibi
(Basketball player)
Fran Belibi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 20, 2001
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
 21 
Maliek Collins
(American football player)
Maliek Collins
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
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Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
(Basketball Player)
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 3, 2000
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
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Semi Ojeleye
(Basketball player)
Semi Ojeleye
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 5, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Overland Park, Kansas, United States
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Buck Clayton
(Jazz trumpet player)
Buck Clayton
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 12, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Parsons, Kansas, United States
Died: December 8, 1991
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Lynette Woodard
(Basketball player - Guard)
Lynette Woodard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
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Pat Baldwin
(Basketball Coach)
Pat Baldwin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
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Larry Drew
(Basketball Player, Basketball Coach)
Larry Drew
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 2, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
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Nathan Davis
(Jazz multi-instrumentalist)
Nathan Davis
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Died: April 8, 2018
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Montee Ball
(American Football Player)
Montee Ball
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: McPherson, Kansas, USA
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Yvette Bova
(Military personnel, Bodybuilder)
Yvette Bova
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Junction City, Kansas, United States
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Dyesharisby
(TikTok Star)
Dyesharisby
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Birthdate: August 12, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas, United States
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Bryce Brown
(American football player)
Bryce Brown
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
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Linda Brown
(American campaigner for equality in education)
Linda Brown
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas, United States
Died: March 25, 2018