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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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Baltimore, Richard Lewis, III (1947- )People
Bambaataa, Afrika (1957- )People
Bambara, Toni Cade (1939-1995)People
Banks, Ernest “Ernie” (1931-2015)People
Banks, Tyra Lynne (1973- )People
Banneker, Benjamin (1731-1806)People
Banning, James Herman (1899-1933) People
Bannister, Edward Mitchell (1828-1901)People
Baquet, Charles R., III (1941- )People
Baquet, Dean P. (1956- )People
Baraka, Amiri (1934-2014)People
Barbadoes, James G. (1796-1841)People
Barber, J. Max (1878-1949)People
Barber-Scotia College (1867- )Institutions
Barbosa, Pedro, III (1966- )People
Barclay, Paris K.C. (1956- )People
Barden, Don H. (1943-2011)People
Barkley, Charles Wade (1963 - )People
Barksdale, David (1947-1974)People
Barnes, Leroy “Nicky” (1933- )People
Barnes, Melody (1964- )People
Barnes, Shirley (1938- )People
Barnes, William Harry (1887-1945)People
Barnett, Claude Albert (1889-1967)People
Barnett, Ferdinand Lee (1858-1936)People
Barnett, Ida Wells (1862-1931)People
Barrett, Jacqueline Harrison (1940- )People
Barry, Marion Jr. (1936-2014)People
Barthé, Richmond (1901-1988)People
Barthwell, Sidney (1906-2005)People
Bashen, Janet Emerson (1957- )People
Basie, Count (William Allen “Count” Basie) (1904-1984)People
Baskett, James (1904-1948)People
Basquiat, Jean Michel (1960 –1988)People
Bassett, Ebenezer D. (1833-1908) People
Bates, Daisy Lee Gatson (1914-1999)People
Bath, Patricia (1942- )People
Baton Rouge Bus Boycott (1953)Events
Batson, Flora (1864-1906)People
Battle of Lake Okeechobee (1837)Events
Battle, Anthony Michael (1950– )People
Battle, Kathleen (1948- )People
Battle, Samuel James (1883-1966)People
Batts, Deborah (1947- )People
Bean, Maurice Darrow (1928-2009)People
Bearden, Romare (1912-1988)People
Beasley, Mother Mathilda (1832-1903)People
Bechet, Sidney (1897-1959)People
Becton, Julius W., Jr. (1926- )People
Belafonte, Harry (1927- )People
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