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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
Due, Tananarive (1966- ) People
Duke, George (1946-2013) People
Dunbar, Paul Laurence (1872-1906)People
Dunbar-Nelson, Alice Ruth Moore (1875-1935)People
Duncan, Robert Morton (1927-2012)People
Duncan, Todd (1903-1998)People
Duncanson, Robert S. (1817-1872)People
Dunham, Katherine (1909-2006)People
Dunlap, Ericka (1981- )People
Dunn, Oscar J. (ca. 1825-1871)People
Durem, Ramón (1915-1963)People
Durham, Richard (1917-1984) People
DuSable Museum of African American History (1961– )Institutions
DuSable, Jean-Baptiste-Point (1745-1818)People
Duterte, Henrietta S. Bowers (1817-1903)People
Dyer Anti-Lynching Bill (1922)Misc
Dykes, Eva Beatrice (1893-1986)People
East Henry Street Carnegie Library, Savannah, Georgia (1914- )Institutions
East St. Louis Race Riot, 1917Events
Eastern Colored Branch Library, Louisville, Kentucky (1914-1975)Institutions
Easton, Hosea (1798-1837)People
Eatonville, Florida (1887– )Places
Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia (1885 – )Institutions
Ebony MagazineOrganizations
Eckstine, Billy (1914-1993)People
Edelman, Marian Wright (1939- )People
Edmonds, Helen Grey (1911-1995)People
Edmondson, William (c.1870–1951)People
Edward Waters College [Jacksonville] (1866- )Institutions
Edwards, Donna (1958 - )People
Edwards, Harry (1942--)People
Edwards, James (1918-1970)People
Edwards, Thyra J. (1897-1953)People
Egypt, Ophelia Settle (1903-1984)People
Elaine, Arkansas Riot (1919)Events
Elam-Thomas, Harriet (1941 – ) People
Elaw, Zilpa (1790? - ?)People
Elder, Lee (1934- )People
Elders, Joycelyn Minnie (1933- )People
Elizabeth City State University (1891- )Institutions
Elizabeth, New Jersey Uprising (1964)Events
Elkins, Thomas (1818-1900)People
Ellington, Edward “Duke” (1899-1974)People
Elliott, Robert Brown (1842–1884)People
Ellis, Larry Rudell (1946- )People
Ellison, Keith M. (1963- )People
Ellison, Marvin (1966– ) People
Ellison, Ralph (1913-1994)People
Elmwood, Michigan (1926-1929)Places
Emancipation Proclamation (1863)Events
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