African Americans From Kansas

Famous black celebrities from Kansas, include Janelle Monae, Bobby Lashley, Gordon Parks.

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 1 Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
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.

 2 Bobby Lashley

Bobby Lashley
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Professional Wrestler, Mixed Martial Artist
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.

 3 Gale Sayers

Gale Sayers
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: May 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: September 23, 2020

 4 Trai Byers

Trai Byers
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States

 5 Willie Cauley-Stein

Willie Cauley-Stein
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Spearville, Kansas, United States

 6 Earl Watson

Earl Watson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: June 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas ,USA

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.

 7 Pi'erre Bourne

Pi'erre Bourne
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Best known for producing the singles 'Magnolia' by Playboi Carti and 'Gummo' by 6ix9ine
Birthdate: September 19, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Riley, Kansas, United States
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 8 Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: June 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas
Died: December 3, 2000

 9 Earl Woods

Earl Woods
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Military personnel
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.

 10 Katrina Pierson

Katrina Pierson
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Political Activists
Birthdate: July 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kansas, USA

 11 Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
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.

 12 Terence Newman

Terence Newman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Salina, Kansas, United States

 13 Will Shields

Will Shields
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 15, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Riley, Kansas, United States

 14 Semi Ojeleye

Semi Ojeleye
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 5, 1994
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Overland Park, Kansas, United States

 15 Brandon Adams

Brandon Adams
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas, U.S.

 16 Fran Belibi

Fran Belibi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 20, 2001
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States

 17 Tony Clark

Tony Clark
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: June 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newton, Kansas, United States

 18 Jesse Albert Stone

Jesse Albert Stone
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 16, 1901
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Atchison, Kansas, United States
Died: April 1, 1999

 19 Maliek Collins

Maliek Collins
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 8, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States

 20 Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: November 3, 2000
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States

 21 Lynette Woodard

Lynette Woodard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player - Guard
Birthdate: August 12, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States

 22 Buck Clayton

Buck Clayton
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Jazz trumpet player
Birthdate: November 12, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Parsons, Kansas, United States
Died: December 8, 1991

 23 Lucius Allen

Lucius Allen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 26, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States

 24 Adrian Griffin

Adrian Griffin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 4, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States

 25 Pat Baldwin

Pat Baldwin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Coach
Birthdate: August 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Leavenworth, Kansas, United States

 26 Jackie Stiles

Jackie Stiles
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: December 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
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 27 Dyesharisby

Dyesharisby
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Famous As: TikTok Star
Birthdate: August 12, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas, United States

 28 Montee Ball

Montee Ball
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: December 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: McPherson, Kansas, USA

 29 Nathan Davis

Nathan Davis
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Jazz multi-instrumentalist
Birthdate: February 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Died: April 8, 2018

 30 Larry Drew

Larry Drew
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player, Basketball Coach
Birthdate: April 2, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States

 31 Bryce Brown

Bryce Brown
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: May 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States

 32 Yvette Bova

Yvette Bova
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Military personnel, Bodybuilder
Birthdate: April 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Junction City, Kansas, United States

 33 Linda Brown

Linda Brown
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: American campaigner for equality in education
Birthdate: February 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas, United States
Died: March 25, 2018