Greatest African Americans


The Top Ten

1 Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

He, Michael Jackson, and Rosa Parks are my top three. Michael Jordan is awesome but I don't really think he's one of the best people ever. He's a great athlete, but he didn't really do anything that changed the world. - Alpha101

He hellped change the what other people though he should of never gotten shout he standed on what he believed.

2 Malcolm X Malcolm X Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little and also known as el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz, was an American Muslim minister and human rights activist.
3 Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali (January 17th 1942 - June 3rd 2016) was an American former professional boxer . He was generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport.
4 Tupac Shakur Tupac Shakur Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was more.
5 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.
6 Ben Carson Ben Carson Benjamin Solomon "Ben" Carson, Sr. is a retired American neurosurgeon and former candidate for President of the United States.

DOCTOR Ben Carson, a truly excellent surgeon and an excellent person all around.

Worked his way up from extreme poverty to become one of the greatest neurosurgeons of all time.

7 Condoleezza Rice Condoleezza Rice

Former Secretary of State, and National Security Adviser for the Untied States, attended university of Notre Dame and was Provost of Stanford University.
On the board of Directors of Chevron, Hewlett-Packard, Rand Corporation, and several more.
Named "Most Powerful Woman in the World" by Forbes Magazine for 2004 and 2005, and #2 in the world in 2006.

All polls indicate she would win easily if she ran for Governor of California, but she has stated categorically that she will not run.

8 Michael Jordan Michael Jordan Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.
9 Rosa Parks Rosa Parks Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".

This woman had the courage to say NO to give up her seat to a white man. And even though she was unfairly arrested, that word drove the hearts of all Black Americans to make sure that she was let out jail. Before, Black Americans had assigned seats in buses. Today, they can sit wherever they want in a bus because of this woman. She was represented in the 100 Women Who Changed The World Magazine and, she was part of Martin Luther King, Jr's inspiration. - davakoh

10 Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass was an African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman.

The Contenders

11 B.B. King B.B. King Riley B. "B.B." King was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer. V 1 Comment
12 Dr. Dre Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.
13 Kimberly Brooks
14 Marcus Garvey
15 Colin Powell

Could have easily won the election in 1996, and become the first African-American US President, but chose not to run for personal reasons.

16 T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh
17 James Brown James Brown
18 Harriet Tubman

A very courageous woman. Definitely a heroine for everyone who believes in freedom.

19 Thomas Sowell
20 Dave Chappelle Dave Chappelle David Khari Webber "Dave" Chappelle is an African American stand-up comedian, screenwriter, producer, and actor.

So funny he is definitely one of the kings of comedy.

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1. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2. Michael Jackson
3. Dr. Dre
1. Malcolm X
2. Muhammad Ali
3. Tupac Shakur



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