African Americans From Kentucky

Famous black celebrities from Kentucky, include Muhammad Ali, Rajon Rondo, Wes Unseld.

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 Demetrious Johnson

Demetrious Johnson.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: August 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Madisonville, Kentucky, United States

 4 Wes Unseld

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 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

 6 Damien Harris

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

 7 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

Athlete and martial artist Jim Kelly won hearts with his Afro hairstyle and his roles in action film such as Enter the Dragon and Black Belt Jones. Apart from films, he also excelled in karate, winning contests such as the International Middle Weight Karate Championship. He has also played professional tennis.

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 8 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.

 9 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

 10 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.

 11 Allan Houston

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

 12 Montez Sweat

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: September 4, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Richmond, Kentucky, United States

 13 Willy T. Ribbs

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: January 3, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States

 14 Nolan Smith

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

 15 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

 16 Countee Cullen

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

 17 Whitney Young

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

 18 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 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

 20 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

 21 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

 22 Scotty Hopson

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States

 23 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

 24 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

 25 Chris Lofton

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maysville, Kentucky, United States

 26 Allen Allensworth

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

Born into slavery, Allen Allensworth successfully disguised himself in a uniform and marched to freedom, along with the Union soldiers during the Civil War. He later served the U.S. Navy and eventually became a Baptist preacher. The first Black American lieutenant colonel, he also formed the town Allensworth.

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 27 Jim Morris

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: August 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 28, 2016

 28 Aaron Henry

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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 2, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Mississippi, United States
Died: May 19, 1997

 29 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

 30 Taywan Taylor

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: March 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

 31 Stephen Bardo

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Henderson, Kentucky, United States

 32 Shelvin Mack

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States

 33 Shaun King

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player, Coach
Birthdate: May 29, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Florida, United States

 34 Ray Spalding

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: March 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

 35 P. J. Washington

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 23, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

 36 Monique Jones

Monique Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: March 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fort Knox, Kentucky, United States

 37 Michael Bush

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: June 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

 38 Kelan Martin

Kelan Martin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: August 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

 39 Jay Scrubb

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 1, 2000
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

 40 Jack Givens

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: September 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States

 41 George Fant

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player, Basketball player
Birthdate: July 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States

 42 DeVante Parker

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: January 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

 43 Dermontti Dawson

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: June 17, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States

 44 Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 18, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

 45 Darrell Griffith

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: June 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States

 46 Darius Miller

Darius Miller
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 21, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maysville, Kentucky, United States

 47 Clem Haskins

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 11, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Campbellsville, Kentucky, United States

 48 Chris Dickerson

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Bodybuilder
Birthdate: August 25, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States

 49 Bernie Bickerstaff

Bernie Bickerstaff
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: February 11, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Benham, Kentucky, United States

 50 Aaron Henry

Aaron Henry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 30, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States