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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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Motley, Willard (1909-1965)People
Moton, Robert R. (1867-1940)People
Motown RecordsOrganizations
Mound Bayou (1887- )Places
Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church (1835- )Churches
MOVE (1972- )Organizations
Mt. Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church [Elsinboro, New Jersey] (1754- )Institutions
Muddy Waters [aka McKinley Morganfield] (1913-1983)People
Muhammad, Benjamin Chavis (1948- )People
Muhammad, Elijah (1897–1975)People
Mulzac, Hugh (1886-1971)People
Mumia Abu-Jamal (1954- )People
Murphy, Carl (1889–1967)People
Murphy, Isaac Burns (1861-1896)People
Murphy, John Henry, Sr. (1840-1922)People
Murray, Albert (1916-2013)People
Murray, Daniel A. P. (1852-1925)People
Murray, George Washington (1853–1926)People
Murray, Pauli (1910-1985)People
Mushingi, Tulinabo Salama (1957 - )People
Myers, Isaac (1835-1891)People
Myers, Stephen (1800-1870)People
Myers, Walter Dean (1937-2014)People
Myrick, Bismarck (1940- )People
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (1940-- )Organizations
Nabors, Rob (1971- )People
Nabrit, James M. Jr. (1900-1997)People
Nagin, Clarence Ray, Jr. (1956- )People
Nail, John E. (1883-1947)People
Napier, James Carroll (1845-1940)People
Nash, Charles Edmund (1844-1913)People
Nash, Diane Judith (1938- )People
Nation of Islam (1930– ) Organizations
National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, 1967 (Kerner Commission) Organizations
National Afro American League (1887–1893)Organizations
National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc. (1896)Organizations
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. (1895--)Organizations
National Bar Association (1925- )Organizations
National Black Feminist Organization (1973-1976)Organizations
National Council of Negro Women (1935- )Organizations
National Equal Rights League (1864–1921)Organizations
National Lawyers Guild (1937 - ) Organizations
National Medical Association (1895- )Organizations
National Negro Business League (1900 - )Organizations
National Negro Congress (1935 - 1940's)Organizations
National Negro Convention Movement (1831-1864)Organizations
National Negro Opera Company (1941-1962)Organizations
National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (1930 - )Organizations
National Society of Black Engineers (1975 - )Organizations
National Urban League (1910 - )Organizations
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