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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
Louisville Western Branch Library (1905- )People
Loury, Glenn C. (1948- )People
Low, W. Augustus (1913-1988)People
Lowe, Ann Cole (1898-1981)People
Lowndes County Freedom OrganizationOrganizations
Lowry, Henry Berry (c. 1846-1872)People
Lowther, George W. (1822-1898)People
Lu Valle, James E.(1912-1993)People
Lucas, C. Payne (1933– )People
Lucas, Florence V. (1916–1987)People
Lucas, Ruth Alice (1920-2013)People
Lucas, Sam (1840-1915)People
Lucille Hegamin (1894–1970)People
Lucy, Autherine Juanita (1929- )People
Lucy, William "Bill" (1933- )People
Luna, Donyale (1946–1979)People
Lunceford, Jimmie M. (1902-1947)People
Luter, Fred Jr. (1956- ) People
Lyles Station, Indiana (c. 1840- )Places
Lynch, James D. (1838-1872)People
Lynch, John Roy (1847-1939)People
Lynch, Loretta Elizabeth (1959- )People
Lynk, Beebe Steven (1872–1948)People
Lynk, Miles Vandarhurst (1871–1956)People
Lyons, John Ralph (1888-1941)People
Lyons, Maritcha (1848–1929)People
Mabley, Jackie “Moms” (1894–1975)People
Madhubuti, Haki R. (Don L. Lee) (1942- )People
Mahal, Taj (Henry St. Claire Fredericks) (1942- ) People
Mahoney, Mary Eliza (1845-1926)People
Majette, Denise L. (1955- )People
Malcolm X (1925-1965)People
Mallett, Ronald (1945– )People
Mallory, Mark (1962-- )People
Malone, Annie Turnbo (1869-1957)People
Malone, Moses Eugene (1955-2015)People
Manigault, Omarosa (1974- )People
Mankarious, Jewel Stradford Rogers Lafontant (1922-1997)People
Manley, Effa (1900-1981)People
Manly, Alex (1866-1944)People
Maples, William Lineas (1869-1943)People
Marable, Manning (1950-2011) People
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (August 28, 1963)Events
March on Washington Movement (1941–1947)Events
Marcy, Eddie E. (1919–2016)People
Margaret Garner Incident (1856)Events
Marion, Indiana Lynching (1930)People
Marsalis, Wynton (1961- )People
Marsh, Henry L., III (1933- )People
Marshall, Harriet Gibbs (1868-1941) People
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