African Americans From Kentucky

Famous black celebrities from Kentucky, include Muhammad Ali, Rajon Rondo, Jim Kelly.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 3, 2016

Widely regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time, Muhammad Ali was a major figure of the 20th century. He was an inspirational figure for African-Americans during the civil rights movement. Because of his opposition to Vietnam War and his refusal to be drafted into military, Muhammad Ali became an icon for the larger counterculture generation.

 2 Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Rajon Rondo is a popular American professional basketball player who helped Boston Celtics win an NBA championship in 2008. He was an important player for the Boston Celtics, ranking fourth and third in assists and steals, respectively, in the team's history. Currently, an important member of Los Angeles Lakers, Rajon Rondo helped his team win an NBA title in 2020.

 3 Jim Kelly

Jim Kelly.
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Millersburg, Kentucky, United States
Died: June 29, 2013

 4 Wes Unseld

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: March 14, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

 5 Bryson Tiller

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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky

Bryson Tiller is an American rapper and singer-songwriter. After achieving success with his debut single Don't, Tiller went on to sign a deal with RCA Records and then came up with his debut album Trapsoul, which peaked at the eighth position on the Billboard 200 chart. Since then, he hasn’t looked back and has performed alongside the likes of Rihanna.

 6 Kevin Olusola

Kevin Olusola.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Beatboxer
Birthdate: October 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, USA

Kevin Olusola is an illustrious beatboxer of the a capella band Pentatonix. He is also seen playing the cello occasionally in their songs. Scott Hoying spotted him playing the cello in a viral video. The group has released eleven albums, garnered more than two million views on their YouTube channel and sold over two million records.

 7 Rahman Ali

Rahman Ali
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: July 18, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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 8 Shaun Alexander

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: August 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Florence, Kentucky, United States

 9 Allan Houston

Allan Houston
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

 10 Damien Harris

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Richmond, Kentucky, United States

 11 Suzan-Lori Parks

Suzan-Lori Parks
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: American playwright
Birthdate: May 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States

 12 Countee Cullen

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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: American poet
Birthdate: May 30, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 9, 1946

 13 Whitney Young

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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Civil rights activist
Birthdate: July 31, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lincoln Ridge, Kentucky, United States
Died: March 11, 1971

 14 Jimmy Ellis

Jimmy Ellis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: February 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: May 6, 2014

 15 Lucy Hicks Anderson

Lucy Hicks Anderson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Socialite
Birthdate: 1886 AD
Birthplace: Waddy, Kentucky, United States
Died: 1954 AD

 16 William Wells Brown

William Wells Brown
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Famous As: Writer, Historian, Novelist
Birthdate: November 6, 1814
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lexington
Died: November 6, 1884

 17 Greg Page

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: October 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: April 27, 2009

 18 A. J. Slaughter

A. J. Slaughter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

 19 Todd Duncan

Todd Duncan
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Baritone
Birthdate: February 12, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Danville, Kentucky, United States
Died: February 28, 1998

 20 Allen Allensworth

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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Baptist Minister, Educator, Army Officer
Birthdate: April 7, 1842
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky
Died: September 14, 1914

 21 Houston A. Baker, Jr.

Houston A. Baker, Jr.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: March 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States