African Americans From Missouri

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Famous black celebrities from Missouri, include Akon, Chuck Berry, Jayson Tatum.
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 1 
Akon
(Solo R&B and Hip-Hop Artist to Hold Both No.1 & No.2 Position at Billboard Hot 100 Simultaneously Twice)
Akon
34
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Akon is one of the most successful R&B, hip hop and rap singers in the world. His albums Trouble, Konvicted, Freedom, El Negreeto and Akonda have many chartbusters songs. He has also founded record labels Akonik Label Group, KonLive Distribution and Konvict Mizik. He courted controversy in 2007 for an onstage act involving simulated sex with a 15-year-old girl.

 2 
Chuck Berry
(One of the Most Influential “Rock 'n' Roll” Performers in Music History)
Chuck Berry
24
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry was an American singer-songwriter. Referred to as the Father of Rock and Roll, Berry is credited with pioneering rock and roll music. He is also credited with influencing the attitude with which the rock music lifestyle is usually associated. Also revered for his guitaring skills, Berry is often included in lists like the Greatest Artists of All Time.

 3 
Jayson Tatum
(American Professional Basketball Player)
Jayson Tatum
28
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

American basketball player Jayson Tatum was one of the best players in his school basketball team and played for the Duke University’s team, Duke Blue Devils, before being drafted by Boston Celtics of the NBA in 2017. Jayson Tatum is fast becoming one of Celtic’s most impactful player and also has the potential to become an NBA superstar.

 4 
Tyron Woodley
(Mixed martial artist)
Tyron Woodley
35
Birthdate: April 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ferguson, Missouri, United States
 5 
Tech N9ne
(Rapper)
Tech N9ne
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Rapper Aaron Dontez Yates, better known as Tech N9ne, formed the record label Strange Music with Travis O'Guin. His stage name was inspired by a TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun gifted to him by rapper Black Walt. His music has been featured in video games, TV shows, and films.
 6 
Redd Foxx
(Comedian)
Redd Foxx
9
Birthdate: December 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: October 11, 1991
Cedric the Entertainer
10
Birthdate: April 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
 8 
Dorothy Vaughan
(American Mathematician, Human Computer and the First African-American to Receive Promotion as Supervisor in NASA)
Dorothy Vaughan
8
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 20, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: November 10, 2008

American mathematician Dorothy Vaughan was also known as a "human computer." Initially a math teacher, she became the first African-American supervisor of NACA, later part of NASA, at a time when racial segregation was rampant in the U.S. Her contribution to the early American space programs is invaluable.

 9 
Eddie Griffin
3
Birthdate: July 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
 10 
Ashleigh Murray
5
Birthdate: January 18, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
 11 
Bradley Beal
(Basketball player)
Bradley Beal
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
 12 
Comethazine
(Rapper)
Comethazine
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 6, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
 13 
Michael Spinks
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 13, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
 14 
Lavell Crawford
(Comedian)
Lavell Crawford
2
Birthdate: November 11, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
 15 
Fred Berry
(Actor)
Fred Berry
10
Birthdate: March 19, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: October 21, 2003
 16 
Otto Porter Jr.
(Basketball player)
Otto Porter Jr.
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
 17 
Moses Gunn
(Actor)
Moses Gunn
0
Birthdate: October 2, 1929
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: December 16, 1993
 18 
Jeremy Maclin
(American football player)
Jeremy Maclin
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kirkwood, Missouri, United States
 19 
Ben McLemore
(Basketball player)
Ben McLemore
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
 20 
Ryan Howard
(Baseball player)
Ryan Howard
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
 21 
Billy Sims
(American football player)
Billy Sims
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 18, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
 22 
Chingy
(Rapper, Musician, Actor, Singer, Television actor, Businessperson)
Chingy
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis
 23 
Jo Jo White
(Basketball Player)
Jo Jo White
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 16, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: January 16, 2018
 24 
Ryan Michelle Bathe
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Birthdate: July 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Ryan Michelle Bathe is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Sara Holt in the legal comedy-drama TV series Boston Legal, for which she received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination under the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category.

 25 
Elston Howard
(Baseball player)
Elston Howard
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: December 14, 1980
 26 
Brandon Rush
(Basketball player)
Brandon Rush
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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Big Joe Turner
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 18, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: November 24, 1985
 28 
Melvin Tolson
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 6, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moberly, Missouri, United States
Died: August 29, 1966
 29 
Anthony Tolliver
(Basketball player)
Anthony Tolliver
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Springfield, Missouri, United States
 30 
Bobb'e J. Thompson
4
Birthdate: February 28, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
 31 
Alec Burks
(Basketball player)
Alec Burks
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Grandview, Missouri, United States
 32 
Ishmail Wainright
(Basketball player)
Ishmail Wainright
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
 33 
Nicholas Gioacchini
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 25, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
 34 
Clark Terry
(Composer, Trumpeter)
Clark Terry
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 14, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: February 21, 2015
 35 
Tyler Cook
(Basketball Player)
Tyler Cook
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 23, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
 36 
Lawyer Milloy
(American Football Player)
Lawyer Milloy
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
 37 
Florynce Kennedy
(Former activist for feminism and civil rights)
Florynce Kennedy
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 11, 1916
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: December 21, 2000
 38 
Christian Kirksey
(American football player)
Christian Kirksey
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
 39 
J'den Cox
(Wrestler)
J'den Cox
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Columbia, Missouri, United States
 40 
Ronnie Perkins
(American football player)
Ronnie Perkins
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 29, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
 41 
Shaquille Harrison
(Basketball player)
Shaquille Harrison
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
 42 
Roy Wilkins
(Civil rights activist who was the leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 1964 to 1977)
Roy Wilkins
4
Birthdate: August 30, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: September 8, 1981
 43 
Donn Clendenon
(Baseball player, Basketball player)
Donn Clendenon
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Neosho, Missouri, United States
Died: September 17, 2005
 44 
Caleb Love
(Basketball Player)
Caleb Love
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 27, 2001
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
 45 
Khalil Davis
(American Football Player)
Khalil Davis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Blue Springs, Missouri, United States
 46 
Grace Bumbry
(American Opera Singer and One of the Leading Mezzo-Sopranos of Her Generation)
Grace Bumbry
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. Louis

Grace Bumbry is an American opera singer who was part of a pioneering generation of African-American classical and opera singers. Bumbry's rich and dynamic voice helped establish her as one of the most important and popular mezzo-sopranos of her generation. Grace Bumbry is also known for her dramatic intensity and fiery temperament on stage.

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Tershawn Wharton
(American football player)
Tershawn Wharton
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 25, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
 48 
Cory Spinks
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
 49 
Ken Page
(Actor)
Ken Page
0
Birthdate: January 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
 50 
Dorial Green-Beckham
(American football player)
Dorial Green-Beckham
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 12, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States