African Americans From Maryland

Famous black celebrities from Maryland, include Harriet Tubman, Lance Reddick, Benjamin Banneker.

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 1 Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Abolitionist and Political activist
Birthdate: February 29, 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dorchester County, Maryland, United States
Died: March 10, 1913

Born to parents who were bonded slaves, Harriet Tubman life was a difficult one from the very beginning. Yet with her remarkable courage and determination, she not only escaped slavery herself, but also led other enslaved people to freedom. The prominent political activist and abolitionist was also the first woman to lead an armed expedition during the American Civil War.

 2 Muggsy Bogues

Muggsy Bogues
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Muggsy Bogues is a former basketball player. Standing at 5 feet 3 inches tall, Bogues is the shortest player in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). When his 14-season NBA career came to an end, Bogues served as the head coach for Charlotte Sting, which participated in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 to 2007. 

 3 Todd Gurley

Todd Gurley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: August 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 4 Lance Reddick

Lance Reddick
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Lance Reddick is an American musician and actor. Over the years, Reddick has contributed immensely to the success of several TV series, such as Oz, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, The Wire, Fringe, and Bosch. He has also been entertaining children and adults alike by providing his likeness and voice for video games like Quantum Break and Destiny series.

 5 Trevon Diggs

Trevon Diggs
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 20, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

 6 Stefon Diggs

Stefon Diggs
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: November 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

 7 6lack

6lack
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 24, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
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 8 Len Bias

Len Bias
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Landover, Maryland, USA
Died: June 9, 1986

 9 Mo'Nique

Mo'Nique
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Woodlawn, Maryland, United States

 10 Benjamin Banneker

Benjamin Banneker
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Compiler of Almanacs
Birthdate: November 9, 1731
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore County
Died: October 9, 1806

Benjamin Banneker was born to a free African-American mother and a former slave father, and was largely self-educated. While he showed immense talent in both mathematics and astronomy, having predicted a solar eclipse with precision, he also wrote essays on civil rights and rallied against slavery.

 11 Rudy Gay

Rudy Gay
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: August 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 12 Tracie Thoms

Tracie Thoms
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 13 Howard Rollins

Howard Rollins
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 17, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: December 8, 1996

 14 Montel Williams

Montel Williams
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Famous As: Actor, Officer, Television presenter, Radio personality
Birthdate: July 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baltimore

 15 Reggie Lewis

Reggie Lewis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 21, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
Died: July 27, 1993

 16 Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: September 30, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates gained international prominence while serving as the national correspondent at The Atlantic. His writings on socio-political issues related to African Americans and white supremacy garnered him much appreciation. He is a recipient of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Prize for Writing to Advance Social Justice. He also writes fiction and comics.

 17 Michael Steele

Michael Steele
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: October 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland
Michael Steele was the first African-American to chair the Republican National Committee, from 2009 to 2011. He has also worked with MSNBC, Fox News, and the online magazine The Root. He was the lieutenant governor of Maryland, from 2003 to 2007, and a partner at LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae.

 18 Dominique Dawes

Dominique Dawes
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: November 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Known as Awesome Dawesome, Dominique Dawes is a retired star gymnast from the U.S. who was part of the gold-winning team at the Atlanta Olympics. She also became the first African-American to earn an individual Olympic medal, with her bronze. She is also part of the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame.

 19 Chase Young

Chase Young
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 14, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States

 20 Tavon Austin

Tavon Austin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 15, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 21 Moose

Moose
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: April 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seabrook, Maryland, United States

 22 Larry Johnson

Larry Johnson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: November 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pomfret, Maryland, United States

 23 Kweisi Mfume

Kweisi Mfume
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: American Politician
Birthdate: October 24, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 24 Bresha Webb

Bresha Webb
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 25 Mutulu Shakur

Mutulu Shakur
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musical artist
Birthdate: August 8, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 26 Ty Lawson

Ty Lawson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Clinton, Maryland, United States
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 27 Akil Baddoo

Akil Baddoo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: August 16, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

 28 Dennis Scott

Dennis Scott
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: September 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hagerstown, Maryland, United States

 29 Brian Westbrook

Brian Westbrook
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Former American football running back
Birthdate: September 2, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fort Washington, Maryland, United States

 30 Aquille Carr

Aquille Carr
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 31 NaVorro Bowman

NaVorro Bowman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: May 28, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: District Heights, Maryland, United States

 32 Deonte Harris

Deonte Harris
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: December 4, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 33 Delino DeShields Jr.

Delino DeShields Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: August 16, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Easton, Maryland

 34 Immanuel Quickley

Immanuel Quickley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 17, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States

 35 Jarrett Hurd

Jarrett Hurd
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: August 31, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Accokeek, Maryland, United States

 36 Cyrus Jones

Cyrus Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: November 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 37 Gary Neal

Gary Neal
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: October 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 38 Dwight Muhammad Qawi

Dwight Muhammad Qawi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 5, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 39 Elijah Cummings

Elijah Cummings
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former United States Representative
Birthdate: January 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: October 17, 2019

Elijah Cummings was an important and influential American politician and advocate of civil rights. Such was his impact on American politics that after his death, he became the first black lawmaker to be honored with a state funeral at the United States Capitol. His official funeral was attended by personalities like Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, and Hillary Clinton.

 40 Melvin Williams

Melvin Williams
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Famous As: American actor
Birthdate: December 14, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

 41 Eubie Blake

Eubie Blake
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: American composer
Birthdate: February 7, 1887
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: February 12, 1983

 42 Kendall Fuller

Kendall Fuller
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 43 Adrian Amos

Adrian Amos
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 44 Frances Harper

Frances Harper
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 24, 1825
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: February 22, 1911

 45 Antonio Freeman

Antonio Freeman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: May 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 46 Reggie Williams

Reggie Williams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 5, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 47 Josh Selby

Josh Selby
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 27, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 48 Lester Speight

Lester Speight
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: August 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

 49 Brandon Copeland

Brandon Copeland
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: July 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sykesville, Maryland, United States

 50 Joe Gans

Joe Gans
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: November 25, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: August 10, 1910