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Online Encyclopedia of Significant People and Places in African American History

The following are short descriptions of individuals, places and events which have contributed to the shaping of African American history. These encyclopedia entries serve as a starting point for much more inclusive descriptions and discussions that appear in other sources. For additional information please consult the print or website sources cited in the entry.



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Entry Titlesort iconEntry Type
Gong Lum v. Rice (1927)Events
Goode, Sarah E. (c.1855?-1905)People
Goode, Wilson (1938- )People
Gorden, General Fred (1940- )People
Gordon, Dexter (1923-1990) People
Gordone, Charles (1925- )People
Gordy, Berry, Jr. (1929- )People
Gotham Hotel [Detroit] (1943-1963)People
Grace, Charles Manuel “Sweet Daddy” (1881-1960)People
Graham, Elizabeth Jennings (? -1905)People
Grambling State University (1901-- )Institutions
Grandfather Clause, The (1898–1915)Misc
Granger, Lester Blackwell (1896-1976)People
Grant, George Franklin (1847-1910)People
Granville, Evelyn Boyd (1924- )People
Gravely, Samuel Lee (1922-2004)People
Gray, Fred D. (1932- )People
Gray, William Herbert, III (1941–2013)People
Great Migration, The (1915-1960)Events
Green, Ernest G. (1941- )People
Green, Henry Davis (1827-1911) People
Green, Shields (c. 1830- 1859)People
Greene, Beverly Loraine (1915-1957)People
Greene, Lorenzo Johnston (1899-1988)People
Greener, Richard T. (1844-1922)People
Greenfield, Elizabeth Taylor (1819-1876)People
Greenlee, Sam (1930-- )People
Greenwood, L.C. (1946-2013)People
Gregory, Dick (1932- )People
Gregory, Frederick Drew (1941--)People
Grier, Eliza Ann ( ? - 1902)People
Grier, Pam (1949- )People
Grigsby,Jefferson Eugene, Jr. (1918 – )People
Grimke, Angelina Weld (1880-1958)People
Grimke, Archibald (1849-1930)People
Grimké, Charlotte Forten (1837-1914)People
Grimké, Francis (1850–1937)People
Grist, Reri (1932--)People
Groove Phi Groove Social Fellowship (1962-- )People
Guinier, Ewart (1910-1990)People
Guinier, Lani (1950- )People
Guinn v. United States (1915)Misc
Gulfside Assembly (1923- )Places
Gumbel, Bryant (1948- )People
Hackley, Emma Azalia (1867-1922) People
Hale, Clara McBride (1905-1992)People
Haley, Alex (1921-1992)People
Hall, Adelaide (1901-1993)People
Hall, Juanita (1901-1968) People
Hall, Katie Beatrice (1938-2012)People
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