Famous Blacks From Mississippi

Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey
29 January 1954, American
Media proprietor
James Earl JonesJames Earl Jones
17 January 1931, American
Actor

Medgar EversMedgar Evers
02 July 1925, American
 

Ruby BridgesRuby Bridges
08 September 1954, American
Philanthropist

Sam CookeSam Cooke
22 January 1931, American
Singer and Songwriter

Brandy NorwoodBrandy Norwood
11 February 1979, American
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Actor, Record
B.B. KingB.B. King
16 September 1925, American
Singer-songwriter

Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson
08 May 1911, American
Singer

Ida B. WellsIda B. Wells
16 July 1862, American
Journalist
Muddy WatersMuddy Waters
04 April 1913, American
Musician

Fannie Lou HamerFannie Lou Hamer
06 October 1917, American
Civil Rights Activist
Ken CarterKen Carter
13 February 1959, American
Coach

Marion BarryMarion Barry
06 March 1936, American
 

Monta EllisMonta Ellis
26 October 1985, American
Basketball Player

Karlous MillerKarlous Miller
02 April 1983, American
Comedian

Archie MooreArchie Moore
13 December 1916, American
Boxer
Robert Earl JonesRobert Earl Jones
03 February 1910, American
Actor

Richard WrightRichard Wright
04 September 1908, American
Author

Crystianna SummersCrystianna Summers
20 June 2002, American
Contemporary Dancers

Emmanuel HudsonEmmanuel Hudson
13 December 1990, American
Youtuber
Tara WallaceTara Wallace
30 September 1982, American
Reality Star

Charley PrideCharley Pride
18 March 1934, American
Singer
Howlin' WolfHowlin' Wolf
10 June 1910, American
Singer

Bo DiddleyBo Diddley
30 December 1928, American
Guitarist, Singer, Singer-songwriter, Composer

Leontyne PriceLeontyne Price
10 February 1927, American
American soprano
James MeredithJames Meredith
25 June 1933, American
Writer

Big K.R.I.T.Big K.R.I.T.
26 August 1986, American
Rapper
Marcus DupreeMarcus Dupree
22 May 1964, American
Football Player

Cassi DavisCassi Davis
30 July 1964, American
Actress

Angie ThomasAngie Thomas
06 March 1988, American
Novelist
Alexander O'NealAlexander O'Neal
15 November 1953, American
Singer-Songwriter

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Natasha TretheweyNatasha Trethewey
26 April 1966, American
Poet
Juanita MooreJuanita Moore
19 October 1914, American
Actress

Mississippi John HurtMississippi John Hurt
08 March 1892, American
Singer

Elmore JamesElmore James
27 January 1918, American
Guitarist

Daniel Curtis LeeDaniel Curtis Lee
17 May 1991, American
Actor
Jimmy RogersJimmy Rogers
03 June 1924, American
Singer
Tyrone DavisTyrone Davis
04 May 1938, American
Singer

Pops StaplesPops Staples
28 December 1914, American
Musician

L. C. GreenwoodL. C. Greenwood
08 September 1946, American
Football player

Pinetop PerkinsPinetop Perkins
07 July 1913, American
Jazz Pianist
Hank JonesHank Jones
31 July 1918, American
Musician

Milan WilliamsMilan Williams
28 March 1948, American
Keyboardist

Magic SlimMagic Slim
07 August 1937, American
Musician

Jimmie LuncefordJimmie Lunceford
06 June 1902, American
Saxophonist

Mulgrew MillerMulgrew Miller
13 August 1955, American
American musician
Milt HintonMilt Hinton
23 June 1910, American
Double Bassist

Ralph BostonRalph Boston
09 May 1939, American
Athlete
Aaron HenryAaron Henry
02 July 1922, American
Politician

Otis ClayOtis Clay
11 February 1942, American
Singer

T-Model FordT-Model Ford
24 June 1923, American
Musician
Richmond BarthéRichmond Barthé
28 January 1901, American
Sculptor

Etheridge KnightEtheridge Knight
19 April 1931, American
Poet
William RaspberryWilliam Raspberry
12 October 1935, American
Journalist

James CarrJames Carr
13 June 1942, American
Singer

L. C. BatesL. C. Bates
27 April 1904, American
Civil rights activist

John GilmoreJohn Gilmore
28 September 1931, American
Musician

Honeyboy EdwardsHoneyboy Edwards
28 June 1915, American
Guitarist
Cleotha StaplesCleotha Staples
11 April 1934, American
Singer

Tommy JohnsonTommy Johnson
31 December 1896, American
American musician

Bob HicksBob Hicks
20 February 1929, American
Activist

A'Lelia WalkerA'Lelia Walker
06 June 1885, American
Businesswoman