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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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Peters, Brock (1927-2005)People
Peterson, Lieutenant General Frank E., Jr. (1932- )People
Petry, Ann (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
Powell, Earl "Bud" (1924-1966)People
Powell, William B., Jr. (1834-1915)People
Powell, William J., and the Bessie Coleman Aero Club (1897-1942)People
Powell, William James “Bill” (1916-2009)People
Pratt, Geronimo (1947-2011)People
Preer, Evelyn (1896-1932)People
President's Committee on Fair Employment Practice (FEPC)Organizations
Preston, William Everett "Billy" (1946-2006)People
Price, Florence Beatrice Smith (1887-1953)People
Price, Hugh (1941 - ) People
Price, Joseph C. (1854--1893)People
Price, Mary Violet Leontyne (1927- )People
Primus, Pearl (1919-1994) People
Prince, Lucy Terry (c. 1732-1821)People
Prince, Nancy Gardner (1799-c.1856)People
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