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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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Elliott, Robert Brown (1842–1884)People
Ellison, Keith M. (1963- )People
Ellison, Marvin (1966– ) People
Ellison, Ralph (1913-1994)People
Elmwood, Michigan (1926-1929)Places
Emancipation Proclamation (1863)Events
Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (1816- )Churches
Erving, Julius Winfield II (1950 - )People
Esposito, Giancarlo Giuseppe Alessandro (1958– )People
Espy, Mike (1953- )People
Estes, John Adam “Sleepy” (1904-1977)People
Estes, Simon (1938- )People
Eure Sr., Dexter Dillard (1924-2015)People
Europe, James Reese (1881-1919)People
Evans, Matilda A. (1872-1935)People
Evans, Annie/Evanti, Lillian (1891-1967)People
Evans, Greene (1848-1914)People
Evans, Harold Bethuel (1907-1995)People
Evans, Mari E. (1923- )People
Evans, Melvin Herbert (1917–1984)People
Everett, Francine (1915-1999)People
Evers, James Charles (1922- )People
Evers, Medgar (1925-1963)People
Ezion-Mount Carmel United Methodist Church [Wilmington, Delaware] (1789- )Institutions
Faith Congregational Church [Hartford] (1819- )Institutions
Faith Ringgold (1930-- )People
Falconer, Etta Zuber (1933–2002)People
Fard, Wallace (ca. 1891-1934)People
Farley, James Conway (1854- 1910?) People
Farmer, James (1920-1999)People
Farmer, James, Sr. (1886-1961)People
Farrakhan, Louis Abdul (1933- )People
Father Divine (1879-1965)People
Faucette Jr., John M. (1943-2003)People
Fauntroy, Walter E. (1933- )People
Fauset, Crystal Bird (1894–1965)People
Fauset, Jessie R. (1882-1961)People
Fax, Elton (1909-1993)People
Fayetteville State University (1867-- )Institutions
Female Anti-Slavery Society, Salem, Massachusetts (1832-1866)Organizations
Fenty, Adrian M. (1970- )People
Ferbos, Lionel Charles (1911-2014)People
Ferebee, Dorothy Celeste Boulding (1898–1980)People
Ferguson, Clarence Clyde, Jr. (1924-1983)People
Ferguson, Jr., Roger W. (1951– )People
Ferguson, Lloyd (1918- )People
Ferguson, Samuel David (1842-1916)People
Ferris, William Henry (1874-1941)People
Fields, Cleo (1962- )People
Fields, George Washington (1854–1932) People
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