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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
Anita Bush PlayersOrganizations
Antoine, Caesar Carpenter (1836-1921)People
Apollo Theatre, The (1913– )Places
Applegate, Joseph R. (1925-2003)People
Archer, Dennis (1942- )People
Archer, Lee (1919-2010) People
Arkansas Baptist College [Little Rock] (1884-- )Institutions
Armstrong Williams (1962– )People
Armstrong, Henry (1912-1988)People
Armstrong, Louis Daniel (1901-1971)People
Arnett, Bishop Benjamin William (1838–1906)People
Arrington, Richard (1934- )People
Arroyo, Martina (1936- )People
Arthur Braggs Idlewild Revue, The (1954-1964)People
Asante, Molefi Kete/Arthur Lee Smith Jr. (1942- )People
Ash, Aesha (1977- )People
Ashby, Dorothy (1932-1986)People
Ashe, Arthur (1943-1993)People
Ashford, Orlando (1968– )People
Ashley, Maurice (1966- )People
Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (1965– )Organizations
Atkins, Cholly (1913-2003)People
Atlanta Daily World, W.A. Scott & C.A. Scott (1928- )People
Atlanta Negro Voters League Organizations
Atlanta Race Riot of 1906Events
Atlantic Beach, South Carolina (1966- )Places
Attaway, William (1911-1986)People
Attica Prison Riot (1971)Events
Attucks, Crispus (1723-1770)People
Atwood, Rufus B. (1897-1963)People
Auburn Branch Library, Atlanta, Georgia (1921-1959)Institutions
Augusta, Alexander T. (1825-1890)People
Austin, Lloyd James, III (1953- )People
Austin, Richard Henry (1913-2001)People
Austin, Roy L. (1939- )People
Bagnall, Robert W., Jr. (1883-1943) People
Bailey, DeFord (1899-1982) People
Bailey, D’Army (1941-2015) People
Bailey, Pearl Mae (1918–1990)People
Baird, Harry (1931-2005)People
Baker, Augusta Braxston (1911-1998)People
Baker, Ella (1903-1986)People
Baker, Thomas Nelson, Jr. (1906–1977)People
Baker, Thomas Nelson, Sr. (1860-1940)People
Baker, Vernon (1919-2010)People
Baldwin, James (1924-1987)People
Ball, Jr. Joseph T. (1804-1861)People
Ballance, Frank W., Jr. (1942 - )People
Ballard, Joe Nathan (1942- )People
Baltimore Protests and Riots, 2015Events
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