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Last modified: 11/30/07

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Alabama Vacation Fun Facts

Famous Alabamians

These are just a few of the famous people who were either born in Alabama or spent some important time in Alabama.

Hank Aaron, baseball player

Robert Abernathy, civil rights activist

Alabama, country music group

John Badham, director

Tallulah Bankhead, actress

Hugo Black, Supreme Court justice

Peter Bryce, Alabama's first psychiatrist

George Washington Carver, educator and chemist

Nat King Cole, singer

John Cross Jr., minister and civil rights leader

Larry Csonka, football player

Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy

Hernando de Soto, Spanish explorer

Zelda Fitzgerald, author

Vonetta Flowers, Olympic gold medal bobsledder

Bobby Goldsboro, singer

Colonel William Crawford Gorgas, helped eliminated

Lionel Hampton, jazz musician

W. C. Handy, composer

Emmy Lou Harris, country singer

Lester Hill, U.S. senator

Luther Leonidas Hill, doctor who performed the first open heart surgery in the Western Hemisphere

Guy Hunt, Alabama governor

Kate Jackson, actress

Mae Jemison, astronaut and first African American woman in space

Percy Lavon Julian, inventor

Helen Keler, author and speaker

Coretta Scott King, civil rights activist

Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist

Yolanda King, social activist and actress

Harper Lee, novelist, To Kill a Mockingbird

Iberville and Bienville Le Moyne, pioneers

Carl Lewis, Olympic sprinter

Joe Louis, boxer

Sunny Mabrey, actress

Willie Howard Mays, baseball player

Jim Nabors, singer and actor

Joe Namath, football player

Jesse Owens, Olympic sprinter

Rosa Parks, civil rights activist

John Patterson, Mississippi governor

Allison Pierce, singer

Catherine Pierce, singer

Condoleeza Rice, U.S. secretary of state

Jimmie Rodgers, country singer

David Satcher, U.S. surgeon general

Waldo Semon, inventor

Bernice Sims, artist

Dr. James Marion Sims, the Father of Modern Gynecology

Michael Spann, first U.S. casualty in the war in Afghanistan

Ruben Studdard, singer

Adalius Thomas, football player

Tuscaloosa, Choctaw chief

Werner von Braun, space scientist

George Wallace, Alabama governor and presidential candidate

Lurleen Wallace, Alabama governor

William Weatherford, aka Red Eagle, Creek leader

Heather Whitestone, first Miss America with a disability

Hank Williams, country music singer

Famous Alabamians: http://www.archives.state.
al.us/famous/famous.html
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