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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
McHenry, Donald Franchot (1936 - ) People
McKay, Claude (1889-1948)People
McKenzie, Vashti Murphy (1947- )People
McKinney, Cynthia Ann (1955- )People
McKinney, Nina Mae (1913-1967)People
McKinney, Richard I. (1906-2005)People
McKissack & McKissack Company (1905– ) People
McKissick, Floyd B. (1922-1991)People
McKnight, Reginald (1956-- )People
McKune, Elizabeth Davenport (1947- ) People
McMillan, Terry (1951- )People
McMillian, Marco (1979-2013)People
McNair, Ronald E. (1950-1986)People
Mcnair, Steve LaTreal (1973–2009)People
McNeil, Claudia (1917-1993) People
McNeil, Joseph Alfred (1942- )People
McPherson, James Alan (1943–2016)People
McQueen, Thelma “Butterfly” (1911-1995) People
McRae, Carmen (1920-1994)People
McWhorter, V., John Hamilton (1965– )People
Meachum, John Berry (1789-1854)People
Meek, Carrie (1926- )People
Meek, Kendrick (1966- )People
Meeks, Gregory W. (1953- )People
Meharry Medical College (1876- )Institutions
Memphis Riot, 1866Events
Menard, John Willis (1838-1893)People
Mercer, Mabel Alice Wadham (1900-1984)People
Meredith, James (1933 - )People
Meriwether, Louise Jenkins (1923- )People
Merrick, John Henry (1859-1919)People
Messenger (1917-1928)Organizations
Metcalfe, Ralph Harold (1910-1978)People
Metropolitan AME Church, Washington D.C. (1821- )People
Mfume, Kweisi (Frizzel Gray) (1948 - )People
Miami (Liberty City) Riot, 1980Events
Michaux, Solomon Lightfoot "Elder" (c.1885-1968)People
Micheaux, Oscar (1884–1951)People
Miles College [Fairfield] (1905-- )Institutions
Miles, Edward L. (1939-2016)People
Miles, Elijah Walter (1934- )People
Miles, William (1931-2013)People
Miller, Kelly (1863-1939)People
Miller, Thomas E. (1849-1938)People
Million Man March, 1995People
Million Woman March, 1997Events
Mills Brothers, The (1925-1982)People
Mills, Florence (1896-1927)People
Mines, Janie L. (1958- )People
Mingus, Charles (1922-1979)People
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