African Americans From North Carolina

Famous black celebrities from North Carolina, include Thomas Sowell, Pam Grier, Sugar Ray Leonard.

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 1 Sugar Ray Leonard

Sugar Ray Leonard
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: May 17, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

Sugar Ray Leonard is a former boxer and motivational speaker. Having won world titles in five different weight divisions during his boxing career, Leonard is widely considered one of the greatest boxers ever. Leonard was part of a group of boxers dubbed The Fabulous Four, which is credited with popularizing the lower weight classes in the post-Muhammad Ali era.

 2 Pam Grier

Pam Grier
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Widely regarded as the first female action star of cinema, American actress Pam Grier achieved popularity for playing important roles in a string of blaxploitation, action, and women-in-prison movies throughout the 1970s. She also serves as an inspiration to those suffering from cancer; she made a recovery after she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 1988.

 3 John Coltrane

John Coltrane
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Saxophonist, Composer
Birthdate: September 23, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: HaHamlet, North Carolina, United States
Died: July 17, 1967
Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane is remembered for his significant influence on modern jazz. He was initially part of the Navy band and eventually collaborated with musicians such as Miles Davis. He won a Pulitzer Prize and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and was canonized by the African Orthodox Church.

 4 Thomas Sowell

Thomas Sowell
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: June 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Gastonia, North Carolina

One of the few personalities known for his disdain of self-promotion, Thomas Sowell is an important American social theorist and economist. Over the years, he has played a prominent role working as a faculty member of many prestigious universities, such as the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Cornell University

 5 Brian Tyree Henry

Brian Tyree Henry
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fayetteville, North Carolina Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.

 6 Aldis Hodge

Aldis Hodge
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Onslow County, North Carolina, USA

 7 Brandon Ingram

Brandon Ingram
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kinston, North Carolina, United States
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 8 J. B. Smoove

J. B. Smoove
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Plymouth, North Carolina, United States

 9 Thelonious Monk

Thelonious Monk
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Jazz Pianist & Composer
Birthdate: October 10, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States
Died: February 17, 1982

Thelonious Monk was an American jazz pianist and composer who was noted for his unorthodox approach and idiosyncrasy during his performance. Mentored by Mary Lou Williams, Thelonious Monk contributed to bebop and was associated with Columbia and Riverside labels. His run-in with the police affected his performance after his New York City Cabaret Card was confiscated following the discovery of narcotics in a car.

 10 Dennis Smith Jr.

Dennis Smith Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: November 25, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States

 11 Ben Vereen

Ben Vereen
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States

 12 Floyd Patterson

Floyd Patterson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: January 4, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Waco, North Carolina, United States
Died: May 11, 2006

 13 Ariana DeBose

Ariana DeBose
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: January 25, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: North Carolina, United States

 14 R-Truth

R-Truth
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: January 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

 15 The-Dream

The-Dream
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer, songwriter, and record producer
Birthdate: September 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rockingham, North Carolina, United States

 16 Jerry Stackhouse

Jerry Stackhouse
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Coach
Birthdate: November 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kinston, North Carolina, United States

 17 Loretta Lynch

Loretta Lynch
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Attorney General of the United States
Birthdate: May 21, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

 18 Thaddeus Moss

Thaddeus Moss
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: May 14, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

 19 Coby White

Coby White
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: February 16, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States

 20 John Wall

John Wall
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 6, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

 21 Jerrod Carmichael

Jerrod Carmichael
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

 22 Tarik Cohen

Tarik Cohen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: July 26, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bunn, North Carolina, United States

 23 Nate McMillan

Nate McMillan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American basketball coach
Birthdate: August 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

 24 Moms Mabley

Moms Mabley
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Famous As: American comedian
Birthdate: March 19, 1894
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brevard, North Carolina, United States
Died: May 23, 1975

 25 Berlinda Tolbert

Berlinda Tolbert
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

 26 Edwin Hodge

Edwin Hodge
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Onslow County, North Carolina, USA
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 27 Saddiq Bey

Saddiq Bey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

 28 P. J. Tucker

P. J. Tucker
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

 29 David Thompson

David Thompson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: July 13, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shelby, North Carolina, United States

 30 Max Roach

Max Roach
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pasquotank County, North Carolina, U.S.
Died: August 16, 2007

 31 Eboni Williams

Eboni Williams
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Attorney & News Personality
Birthdate: September 9, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: North Carolina, United States

 32 Patrick Williams

Patrick Williams
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: August 26, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

 33 Melvin Ingram

Melvin Ingram
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamlet, North Carolina, United States

 34 Cedric Alexander

Cedric Alexander
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: August 16, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

 35 Alvin Gentry

Alvin Gentry
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Coach
Birthdate: November 5, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Shelby, North Carolina, United States

 36 Hiram Rhodes Revels

Hiram Rhodes Revels
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 27, 1827
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fayetteville, North Carolina Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.
Died: January 16, 1901

 37 Harold Nicholas

Harold Nicholas
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: March 27, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Died: July 3, 2000

 38 Bryce Love

Bryce Love
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: July 8, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

 39 Kent Bazemore

Kent Bazemore
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: July 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kelford, North Carolina, United States

 40 Brad Daugherty

Brad Daugherty
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Black Mountain, North Carolina, United States

 41 Hakeem Nicks

Hakeem Nicks
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

 42 Otis Nixon

Otis Nixon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball player
Birthdate: January 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Evergreen, North Carolina, United States

 43 Kendall Hinton

Kendall Hinton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: February 19, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina, United States

 44 James Smith

James Smith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: April 3, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Magnolia, North Carolina, United States

 45 Jack Tatum

Jack Tatum
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: November 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cherryville, North Carolina, United States
Died: July 27, 2010

 46 Tamera Young

Tamera Young
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

 47 Day'Ron Sharpe

Day'Ron Sharpe
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: November 6, 2001
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Greenville, North Carolina, United States

 48 Anna Julia Cooper

Anna Julia Cooper
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Author, Educator
Birthdate: August 10, 1858
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Died: February 27, 1964

 49 Dexter Lawrence

Dexter Lawrence
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: November 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States

 50 Ayesha Rascoe

Ayesha Rascoe
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: 1986 AD
Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina