10 famous black Republicans [SLIDESHOW]

Ben Reiser Contributor
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Although an early 2013 Gallup poll revealed that well over half of blacks in America identify politically as Democrats, not every African-American feels that way.

In fact, the Republican Party was founded in the mid-1800s by anti-slavery activists. However, the Civil Rights Movement of the mid-20th century propelled much of the black conservative assemblage to the left-wing side of the political spectrum.

Here are 10 famous black Republicans, from Zora Neale Hurston to The Rock.