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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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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
Fields, James Apostle (1844–1903)People
First African Baptist Church, Savannah, Georgia (1773– )Institutions
First African Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1807- )Churches
First Baptist Church [St. Louis, Missouri] (1817- )Institutions
First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill, Nashville, Tennessee (1835- )Churches
First Baptist Church, Petersburg, Virginia (1756- )Institutions
First Baptist Church, Richmond (1780-- )Institutions
First Congregational Church, Atlanta, Georgia (1867- ) Churches
First EmancipationEvents
First Missionary Baptist Church [Little Rock, Arkansas] (1845- )Institutions
Fishburne, Laurence (1961- )People
Fishburne, Lillian E. (1949- )People
Fisher, Ada M. (1947- )People
Fisher, Gail (1935-2000)People
Fisher, Rev. Miles Mark (1899-1970)People
Fisher, Rudolph (1897–1934)People
Fisk Jubilee SingersOrganizations
Fisk University (1866- )Institutions
Fitzgerald, Ella (1917-1996)People
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