Besides the President Barack Obama, there are hundreds and thousands of famous black people. Some of them are mixed race, others are pure African Americans. Some of the most famous black people include: Muhammad Ali, Dr. George Washington Carver, Dr. Martin Luther Jr. King, Nelson Mandela, Thurgood Marshall, Jesse Owens, Rosa L. Parks, Jackie Robinson, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Madam C. J. Walker, Booker T. Washington, Ida B. Wells, Granville T. Woods, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, and so many others.
Each famous black person in history has had a unique and exciting biography, and many have also left popular quotes behind. Some famous black people still live in 2012, others died centuries ago.
You will notice that some famous black people looked white. Some of them had light skin, blonde hair, and blue, green and or hazel eyes. This is not surprising, since throughout history there were many mixed couples and marriages. While the majority of children tend to inherit African American traits, some inherit white traits instead.
American history and the history of the world would not be the same and would be so much poorer if not for all the charismatic black people. For example, can you imagine the world without the influence of Martin Luther King Jr. and his “I have a dream” speech and President Barack Obama – the first African American president of the United States? I can’t. Same stands true for black celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg and hundreds of others. Again, same stands true for the countless famous black athletes, actors, musicians, dancers, poets, etc…
Each and every state and all eras like the 1900s, 1960s, 1980s, and 2000s were abundant with famous blacks. In 2012 this trend continues and is even more prominent, now that the world has become a much farer place to live.