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Famous People from Alabama
Biographies, Famous People from Alabama
Henry Louis (Hank) Aaron (1934 - ) Baseball player
that holds the record for home runs and runs batted in; born
George Washington Carver (1864 - 1943), educator and
agricultural chemist at Booker T. Washington's Tuskegee
Nathaniel Adams “Nat King” Cole (1917 - 1965)
Popular singer known as the man with the velvet voice and
song “Unforgettable”; born in Montgomery.
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968) Famous minister
and civil rights leader; lived in Montgomery.
Mae Jemison (1956 - ) First African-American woman
in space; born in Decatur.
Helen Keller (1880 - 1968) Blind and deaf author and
lecturer; born in Tuscumbia.
Harper Lee (1926 - ) Pulitzer Prize author of To
Kill a Mockingbird; born in Monroeville.
Carl Lewis (1961 - ) Olympic Gold Medallist in track
and field; born in Birmingham.
Joe Louis (1914 - 1981) Famous boxer; born in
Howard Mays (1931 - ) Famous baseball player; born
James Cleveland (Jesse) Owens (1913 - 1980) Track &
Field athlete. Winner of four gold medals in the 1936
Berlin Olympics; born in Oakville.
Rosa Parks (1913 - ) Civil rights leader who refused
to give up her bus seat to a white man, born in Tuskegee.
- Heather Whitestone (1973 - ) In 1995 served as
the first Miss America chosen with a disability; born in
Hiram “Hank” Williams (1923 - 1953) Country western
singer, born in Georgiana.
- Tuscaloosa, Choctaw chief.
More Famous People of Alabama
- Ralph Abernathy civil rights activist, Linden
- Tallulah Brockman Bankhead actress, Huntsville
- Hugo LaFayette Black jurist, Harlan
- Marva Collins educator, Monroeville
- Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald writer, Montgomery
- Bobby Goldsboro entertainer, Dothan
- William Crowford Gorgas army officer, physician,
- Lionel Hampton jazz musician, Birmingham
- William Christopher Handy composer, Florence
- Emmy Lou Harris singer, Birmingham
- Kate Jackson actress, Birmingham
- Percy Lavon Julian inventor, Montgomery
- Helen Adams Keller author, educator, Tuscumbia
- Coretta Scott King civil rights leader, Marion
- Jim Nabors actor, Sylacauga
- Jimmie Rodgers singer, Geiger
- David Satcher surgeon general, Anniston
- Waldo L. Semon inventor, Demopolis
- George Wallace governor, Clio
- William Weatherford (Red Eagle) Creek indian
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