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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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Negro Actors Guild of America (1937 - )Organizations
Negro Baseball Leagues (1920-1950)Organizations
Negro Ensemble Company, The (1967- )Organizations
Neil, John Jordan "Buck" (1911-2006)People
Nell, William C. (1816-1874)People
Nelson, Charles Joseph (1921-2011)People
Nelson, Prince Rogers ("Prince," "The Artist Formerly Known As Prince") (1958 - )People
New Negro Alliance, The (1933-1940's)People
New Orleans Massacre (1866)Events
New Philadelphia, Illinois (1836- )Places
New York Black Yankees (1932-1948)Organizations
New York City Slave Uprising (1712)Events
New York Slave Conspiracy (1741)Events
Newark Riot (1967)Events
Newby, Dangerfield F. (1815-1859)People
Newton, Huey P. (1942–1989)People
Niagara Movement (1905-1909)Events
Nicholas BrothersPeople
Nichols, Brian A. (1965- )People
Nichols, Nichelle (1932- )People
Nixon, E.D. (1899-1987)People
Norfolk State University (1935- )Institutions
Norman, Jessye (1945- )People
Norman, Maidie (1912-1998)People
North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University (1891- )Organizations
North Carolina Central University (1910- )Institutions
Northup, Solomon (1808- ? )People
Norton, Eleanor Holmes (1937- )People
Norton, Ken (1943-2013)People
Nugent, Richard Bruce (1906-1987)People
O'Neal, Stanley (1951- )People
O'Reilly, Salaria Kee (1913-1991)People
Oak Hill, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1920-1950)Places
Oakwood University [Huntsville] (1896- )Institutions
Obama, Barack, Jr. (1961- )People
Obama, Michelle Robinson (1964- )People
Oberlin College (1833- )Institutions
Oberlin-Wellington Rescue (1858)Events
Odetta (1930-2008)People
Oliver, Joseph “King” (1885-1938)People
Olivet Baptist Church (OBC) [Chicago] (1850- )Institutions
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (1911- )Organizations
Omohundro, Robert Johnson (1921-2000)People
Opelousas Massacre (1868)Events
Operation PUSH (People United to Serve Humanity)Organizations
Orangeburg Massacre (1968)Events
Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU) 1965Organizations
Ormes, Zelda “Jackie” (1911-1985)People
Ousley, "King" Curtis (1934–1971)People
Overton, Anthony (1865-1946)People
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