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Michigan Born:

Ralph BUNCHE

U.S. diplomat, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Betty CARTER

Jazz singer

Christopher Paul CURTIS

Newbery Award winning author of books for young people

Henry FORD

Inventor, industrialist, Automobile manufacturer

George "The Gipper" GIPP

Football player

Berry GORDY

Musician

Bill HALEY

Musician

Earvin "Magic" JOHNSON

Professional Basketball Player

W. K. KELLOGG

Food products manufacturer

Charles LINDBERGH

World famous aviator

MADONNA

Musician

Terry MCMILLAN

Novelist; editor of anthology of contemporary African-American fiction

Patricia POLACCO

Writer and illustrator of children's books

Chief PONTIAC

Leader of Ottawa at Detroit

Harriet QUIMBY

First licensed American female pilot, first woman in the world to fly solo over the English Channel

Gilda RADNER

Actress, Comedienne

Lily TOMLIN

Actress, Comedienne

Chris VAN ALLSBURG

Caldecott award winning illustrator and author of children's books

Stevie WONDER

Musician

XZIBIT

Musician

Michigan Ties:

Muhammad ALI

Boxer

L. Frank BAUM

Author of The Wizard of Oz

Ty COBB

Hall-of-fame baseball player

Gerald FORD

38th president of the United States

Aretha FRANKLIN

Musician

Derek JETER

Professional baseball player

Louis JOLIET

Explorer

Joe LOUIS

Heavyweight boxing champion

Jacques MARQUETTE

Explorer, Jesuit Missionary

Rosa PARKS

Seamstress, Mother of the Civil Rights Movement

Sojourner TRUTH

Abolitionist

Serena & Venus WILLIAMS Tennis Champions

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