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1. Channing Tatum

Source:PR Photo

Birthplace: Cullman

Occupation: Actor, Dancer, Model

Born: April 26, 1980

2. Tom Joyner

Source:Rance Greer

Birthplace: Tuskegee

Occupation: Radio host

Born: November 23, 1949

3. Rosa Parks

Source:AP Photo

Birthplace: Tuskegee

Occupation: Activist

Born: February 4, 1913

Died: October 24, 2005

4. Lionel Richie

Source:Lionel Richie Courtesy

Birthplace: Tuskegee

Occupation: Singer-songwriter

Born: June 20, 1949

5. Laverne Cox

Source:PR Photo

Birthplace: Mobile

Occupation: Actress, activist

Born: May 29, 1984

6. Robin Roberts

Source:PR Photo

Birthplace: Tuskegee

Occupation: Television journalist

Born: November 23, 1960

7. Jesse Owens

Birthplace: Oakville

Occupation: Track and Field Athlete

Born: September 12, 1913

Died: March 31, 1980

8. Hank Aaron

Source:AP Photo

Birthplace: Mobile

Occupation: Baseball player

Born: February 5, 1934

9. Roy Wood Jr.

Birthplace: Birmingham

Occupation: Comedian, actor

Born: December 11, 1978

10. Charles Barkley

Source:PR Photo

Birthplace: Leeds

Occupation: Basketball player

Born: February 20, 1963

11. Coretta Scott King

Birthplace: Heiberger

Occupation: Activist

Born: April 27, 1927

Died: January 30, 2006

12. Mae C. Jemison

Birthplace: Decatur

Occupation: Astronaut, physician

Born: October 17, 1956

13. Carl Lewis

Source:PR Photo

Birthplace: Birmingham

Occupation: Track and Field athlete

Born: July 1, 1961

14. Joe Louis

Source:AP Photo

Birthplace: La Fayette

Occupation: Boxer

Born: May 13, 1914

Died: April 12, 1981

15. Nat King Cole

Birthplace: Montgomery

Occupation: Singer

Born: March 17, 1919

Died: February 15, 1965

16. Terrell Owens

Source:Terrell Owens IG

Birthplace: Alexander City

Occupation: Football star

Born: December 7, 1973

17. Condoleezza Rice

Source:AP Photo

Birthplace: Birmingham

Occupation: Politician

Born: November 14, 1954

18. Octavia Spencer

Birthplace: Montgomery

Occupation: Actress

Born: May 25, 1970

19. Jameis Winston

Source:AP Photo

Birthplace: Hueytown

Occupation: Football player

Born: January 6, 1994

20. Rickey Smiley

Birthplace: Birmingham

Occupation: Comedian, Actor, Radio host

Born: August 10, 1968

21. Zora Neale Hurston

Birthplace: Notasulga

Occupation: Author, journalist

Born: January 7, 1891

Died: January 28, 1960

22. Evander Holyfield

Source:Evander Holyfield Courtesy

Birthplace: Atmore

Occupation: Boxer

Born: October 19, 1962

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