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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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Morgan, Garrett A., Sr. (1877?-1963)People
Morial, Ernest Nathan (1929-1989)People
Morris Brown College [Atlanta] (1885-- )Institutions
Morris College [South Carolina] (1908-- )Institutions
Morris, Effie Lee (1921-2009)People
Morris, Morris W. / Lewis Morrison (1845-1906)People
Morris, Robert, Sr. (1823–1882)People
Morrison, Chloe Anthony Wofford "Toni" (1931- )People
Morrow, Everett Frederic (1909-1994) People
Morrow, John Howard (1910-2000)People
Mortimer, Jack (1700's)People
Mortimer, Prince (ca. 1724-1834)People
Morton, Azie Taylor (1936-2003)People
Morton, Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe “Jelly Roll” (1885-1941)People
Moryck, Brenda Ray (1894-1949)People
Moseley-Braun, Carol (1947- )People
Moses, Ethel (c. 1908- )People
Moses, Lucia Lynn (c. 1906- )People
Moses, Robert P. (1935- )People
Mosley, Walter (1952- )People
Mossell, Gertrude E.H. Bustill (1855-1948)People
Mossell, Nathan Francis (1856-1946) People
Moten, Benjamin “Bennie” (1894-1935)People
Moten, Etta (1901-2004)People
Mother African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church [Harlem] (1796- )Institutions
Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church [Philadelphia] (1794- )Institutions
Motley, Archibald J., Jr. (1891-1981) People
Motley, Constance Baker (1921-2005)People
Motley, Marion (1920-1999)People
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, Eddie (1961– )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
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