African Americans From Oklahoma

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Famous black celebrities from Oklahoma, include Alfre Woodard, Cleavon Little, Anita Hill.
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Alfre Woodard
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films ‘Annabelle’ and the Remake of ‘The Lion King’)
Alfre Woodard
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Birthdate: November 8, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Alfre Woodard is an American actress. Considered one of the most accomplished and versatile actresses of her generation, Woodard was named in The New York Times' The 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century list in 2020. Also a political activist, Woodard is credited with founding Artists for a New South Africa, which aims at advancing equality in South Africa.

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Cleavon Little
(Known for His Role as ‘Dr. Jerry Noland’ in the TV Series ‘Temperatures Rising’)
Cleavon Little
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Birthdate: June 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chickasha, Oklahoma, United States
Died: October 22, 1992

Cleavon Little was an American actor best known for his performance in a musical titled Purlie, for which he received a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award. Also known for his work in TV, Little received a Primetime Emmy Award in 1989 for appearing in one of the episodes of the NBC sitcom Dear John.

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Ben Johnson
(Canadian Sprinter Who was the World's Fastest Man During the 1987-88 Season)
Ben Johnson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Falmouth, Jamaica

Ben Johnson is a Canadian retired sprinter who was adjudged the world's fastest man during the 1987–88 season after he broke the 60m and 100m indoor world records. He is best known for his performance in the 1984 Olympic Games, where he won two bronze medals. Ben Johnson also won a gold medal at the 1985 World Indoor Championships.

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Josh Jacobs
(American Football player)
Josh Jacobs
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 11, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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Tyler Lockett
(American Football player)
Tyler Lockett
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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Tisha Campbell-Martin
6
Birthdate: October 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
 7 
Josh Richardson
(Basketball player)
Josh Richardson
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
 8 
Margaret Avery
1
Birthdate: January 20, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mangum, Oklahoma, United States
 9 
Terrance Ferguson
(Basketball player)
Terrance Ferguson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
 10 
Don Cherry
(Jazz trumpeter)
Don Cherry
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 18, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Died: October 19, 1995
 11 
Shelden Williams
(Basketball Player, Basketball Coach)
Shelden Williams
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
 12 
Chris Harris, Jr.
(American football player)
Chris Harris, Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 18, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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J. C. Watts
(Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives From Oklahoma’s 4th District (1995 - 2003))
J. C. Watts
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 18, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eufaula, Oklahoma, United States

J. C. Watts is an American politician, athlete, and clergyman. A multi-talented man, Watts played professional football in the Canadian Football League. From 1995 to 2003, he served as a Republican in the United States House of Representatives, representing Oklahoma's 4th Congressional District. 

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Lee Roy Selmon
(American football player)
Lee Roy Selmon
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Eufaula, Oklahoma, United States
Died: September 4, 2011
 15 
Marques Haynes
(Basketball player)
Marques Haynes
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 10, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Died: May 22, 2015
 16 
James Tillis
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
 17 
Joe Carter
(Baseball player)
Joe Carter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 7, 1960
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
 18 
Taylor Griffin
(Basketball player)
Taylor Griffin
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
 19 
Rey Maualuga
(American football player)
Rey Maualuga
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fort Sill, Oklahoma, United States
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Sterling Shepard
(American football player)
Sterling Shepard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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Anita Hill
(American Lawyer Who in 1991 Accused U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Clarence Thomas of Sexual Harassment)
Anita Hill
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lone Tree, Oklahoma, United States
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Mike Pouncey
(American football player)
Mike Pouncey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States
 23 
Ester Dean
(Singer)
Ester Dean
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Muskogee, Oklahoma, U.S.
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Charles Dumas
(Olympic athlete)
Charles Dumas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 12, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Died: January 5, 2004
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Nyambi Nyambi
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Birthdate: April 26, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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Countess Vaughn
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Birthdate: August 8, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Idabel, Oklahoma, United States
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Ekpe Udoh
(Basketball player)
Ekpe Udoh
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edmond, Oklahoma
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Henry Burris
(American Football Player)
Henry Burris
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Spiro, Oklahoma, United States
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Dudley Dickerson
(Actor, Comedian)
Dudley Dickerson
1
Birthdate: November 27, 1906
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Chickasha, Oklahoma, United States
Died: September 23, 1968
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Felix Jones
(American Football Player)
Felix Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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Phillippi Sparks
(American football player)
Phillippi Sparks
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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Jermaine Gresham
(American football player)
Jermaine Gresham
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ardmore, Oklahoma, United States
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Darwin Thompson
(American football player)
Darwin Thompson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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Richard Dumas
(Basketball player)
Richard Dumas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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Antoine Carr
(Basketball player)
Antoine Carr
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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Jay McShann
(Musician)
Jay McShann
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 12, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States
Died: December 7, 2006
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Don Byas
(Musician)
Don Byas
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 21, 1912
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Muskogee, Oklahoma, United States
Died: August 24, 1972
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Allan Green
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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DaQuan Jeffries
(Basketball player)
DaQuan Jeffries
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
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Paul Blair
(Baseball player)
Paul Blair
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 1, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cushing, Oklahoma, United States
Died: December 26, 2013
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Betty Lennox
(Basketball player)
Betty Lennox
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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Clara Luper
(Schoolteacher)
Clara Luper
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 3, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, United States
Died: June 8, 2011