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FAMOUS ALABAMIANS
Name
Occupation/Title
 Town
Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron
baseball player
Mobile
Ralph Abernathy 
civil rights activist
Linden
Hugo LaFayette Black 
jurist
Harlan
Neil Bonnett
race car driver
Hueytown
Tallulah Brockman Bankhead 
Tallulah 
actress
Huntsville
Nat "King" Cole 
entertainer
Montgomery
Marva Collins
educator
Monroeville
Jeremiah A. Denton Jr.
 
 Naval officer /Vietnam POW/Politician
Mobile
James E."Big Jim" Folsom
governor
Elba
Zelda Sayer Fitzgerald 
 Zelda
writer
Montgomery
Bobby Goldsboro 
entertainer
Dothan
Lionel Hampton 
jazz musician
Birmingham
William Christopher Handy
composer
Florence
Emmy Lou Harris 
singer/songwriter
Birmingham
Kate Jackson 
actress
Birmingham
Percy Lavon Julian
inventor
Montgomery
Helen Adams Keller
author/ educator
Tuscumbia
Coretta Scott King 
civil rights leader
Marion
Harper Lee
writer
Monroeville
Carl Lewis 
track athlete 
Birmingham
George "Goober" Lindsey 
Actor/comedian
Joe Louis
boxer
Lexington
Willie Mays
baseball player
Westfield
Jim Nabors
actor/singer
Sylacauga
Jesse Owens
athlete
Danville
Rosa Parks
civil rights activist
Tuskegee
Jimmie Rodgers 
singer
Geiger
David Satcher 
surgeon general
Anniston
Waldo L. Semon
 inventor
Demopolis
Toni Tenille
singer/actress
Montgomery
George Corley Wallace
governor
Clio
Lurleen Burns Wallace
governor
Fosters
William "Red Eagle" Weatherford
Creek indian leader
Coosada
Heather Whitestone 
McCallum
Miss America 1995
Dothan
Hank Williams
Hank
Hank Sr.
country singer/ songwriter/ recording artist
Georgiana
 
 Alabama Academy of Honor
 Alabama International Sports Hall of Fame
 Peace Officers Hall of Fame Alabama
 Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame
 Alabama Women's Hall of Fame
 State of Alabama Sports Hall of Fame
 Alabama Music Hall of Fame
 
Alabama Hall of Fame Members 
Evan Frank Allison
Peter Bryce
Robert Lee Bullard
Charles Allen Cary
Clement Comer Clay
Jerome Cochrane
Braxton Bragg Comer
Samuel Dale
Walter Lynwood Fleming
William Crawford Gorgas 
Seale Harris
John Tyler Morgan
John Pelham
Daniel Pratt
Raphael Semmes
William Luther Sibert
James Marion Sims
Eugene Allen Smith
George Washington Stone
Julia Strudwick Tutwiler
Oscar Wilder Underwood
Booker Taliaferro Washington
Joseph Wheeler
Augusta Evans Wilson
John Allan Wyeth
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