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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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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, 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
Five Points District, New York City (1830s-1860s)Places
Flack, Roberta (1937- )People
Flake, Floyd Harold (1945- )People
Fleetwood, Christian Abraham (1840-1914)People
Fleming, Louise Celia “Lulu” (1862-1899)People
Flemister, Frederick (1917-1976)People
Fletcher, Arthur (1924-2005)People
Fletcher, Benjamin Harrison (1890-1949)People
Flood, Curtis Charles (1938-1997)People
Florida A&M University [Tallahassee] (1887- )Institutions
Florida Memorial University [Miami] (1879- ) People
Flournoy, Corey D. (1974- )People
Flowers, Vonetta (1973- )People
Floyd, Elson S. (1956–2015)People
Fluellen, Joel (1908-1990)People
Follis, Charles W. (1879-1910)People
Fontaine, William Thomas (1909-1968)People
Foote, Julia (1823-1900)People
Ford, Harold Jr. (1970- )People
Ford, Harold Sr. (1945- )People
Ford, James W. (1893-1957)People
Foreman, George (1949 - )People
Forman, James (1928-2005)People
Fort Mose (Florida)Places
Fort Pillow Massacre (1864)Events
Fort Valley State University (1939- )Institutions
Forten, James (1766-1842)People
Fortune, T. Thomas (1856-1928)People
Forty Acres and a MuleMisc
Foster, Andrew "Rube" (1879-1930)People
Fowler, John W. “Bud” (1858-1913)People
Fox Lake, Angola, Indiana (1927- )Places
Fox, Richard K. (1925- )People
Foxx, Anthony Renard (1971- ) People
Foxx, Jamie (1967- )People
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