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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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Payne, Daniel Alexander (1811-1893) People
Payne, Donald Milford (1934-2012)People
Payton, Walter Jerry (1954-1999)People
Pearman, Raven-Symoné Christina (1985- )People
Peck, David Jones (c. 1826-1855) People
Pelham, Benjamin (1862-1948)People
Pennington, James W. C. (1807-1870)People
Pennsylvania Hall Fire (1838)Events
People’s Baptist Church, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (1873-1968)Churches
Perkins, Joseph William “Pinetop” (1913–2011)People
Perkinson, Coleridge-Taylor (1932-2004) People
Perry, Christopher J. (1854-1920)People
Perry, Cynthia Shepard (1928- )People
Perry, Julia Amanda (1924-1979) People
Perry, Lincoln Theodore Monroe Andrew [“Stepin Fetchit”] (1902-1985)People
Peters, Brock (1927-2005)People
Peterson, Lieutenant General Frank E., Jr. (1932- )People
Petry, Ann Lane (1908-1997)People
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (1914- )Organizations
Philander Smith College [Little Rock] (1877-- )Institutions
Philander, S. George (1942- )People
Phillips, Homer G. (1880-1931)People
Phyllis Wheatley Women's Clubs (1895- )Organizations
Pickens, William (1881-1954)People
Pierce, Samuel R., Jr. (1922-2000)People
Pilgrim Baptist Church, Saint Paul, Minnesota (1863- )Institutions
Pinchback, Pinckney Benton Stewart (1837-1921)People
Piney Woods School (1909-- )Places
Pinkney, William “Bill”(1935- ) People
Pinn, Robert Alexander (1843-1911) People
Pippin, Horace (1888-1946)People
Pittman, William Sidney (1875-1958)People
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)Misc
Plessy, Homer (1863-1925)People
Poage, George Coleman (1880–1962)People
Poindexter, James (1819-1907)People
Poitier, Sidney (1927 - )People
Polk, Oscar (1900-1949) People
Pollard, Fritz (1894-1986)People
Poor People's Campaign (December 4, 1967 – June 19, 1968)Events
Poor, Salem (1747-1780)People
Port Royal Experiment (1862-1865)Events
Porter Wesley, Dorothy (1905-1995)People
Porter, Maggie (1853-1942)People
Poston, Ted (1906-1974)People
Poussaint, Alvin F. (1934 --)People
Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr. (1908-1972)People
Powell, Adam Clayton, Sr. (1865-1953)People
Powell, C. B. (1894-1977)People
Powell, Colin (1937- )People
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