Noted Black Alabamians

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Can you name the Black Alabamians Who Changed America?

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DescriptionBlack AlabamianHometown
Baseball greatMobile
Civil rights activist; King's right hand manLinden
First black mayor of BirminghamBirmingham
Model; 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' fameTuscumbia
NBA superstarLeeds
Academy Award-winning sound editorTuscaloosa
TV actorHuntsville
The Father of Afrocentric ScholarsUnion Springs
Vocalist and iconMontgomery
New York Jets wide receiverBirmingham
1960s activist; lecturerBirmingham
Composer/Arranger; Negro SpiritualistAnniston
Soul singer, song writer,producerBirmingham
Olympic bobsledderBirmingham
Jazz musician, xylophonistLouisville
'Father of the Blues'/Ex-AAMU band headFlorence
Former U.S. Secretary of LaborMobile
Football and baseball greatBessemer
Voting rights activistAkron
First black female in spaceDecatur
Movie actorMobile
Radio personalityTuskegee
Civil rights advocateMarion
Artist of official President Clinton PortraitAliceville
DescriptionBlack AlabamianHometown
Track starBirmingham
Famous boxer (rivaling Ali)LaFayette
Minister/civil rights leaderHuntsville
Civil rights figureMobile
Baseball talentWestfield
Novelist and writerNokomis
Football greatMuscle Shoals
Folk singerBirmingham
Historic track starDanville
NFL wide receiverAlexander City
Legendary pitcherMobile
Civil rights 'Mother'Tuskegee
R&B and soul singerPrattville
Former Secretary of StateBirmingham
Grammy Award-winning singerTuskegee
Activist, poet and professorBirmingham
Former U.S. Surgeon GeneralAnniston
53rd mayor of ChicagoGreensboro
Fiery civil rights activist/ministerBirmingham
'When a man loves a woman ...' singerLeighton
Baseball shortstopMobile
Pro Football Hall of FamerTuscaloosa
Former 'American Idol'Birmingham
Syndicated columnistMonroeville
Poet, writer, professor of 'Jubilee' fameBirmingham
'Queen of the Blues'Tuscaloosa
Late long-time mayor of DetroitTuscaloosa

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