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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
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
Minkins, Shadrach (1814?-1875)People
Minton, Henry McKee (1870 –1946)People
Mississippi Freedom Democratic PartyOrganizations
Mississippi Valley State University [Itta Bena] (1950- )Institutions
Mitchell, Abbie (1884-1960)People
Mitchell, Arthur (1934- )People
Mitchell, Arthur Wergs (1883-1968)People
Mitchell, Clarence M., Jr. (1911-1984)People
Mitchell, John, Jr. (1863–1929) and the Richmond Planet (1883 -1996) People
Mitchell, Juanita Jackson (1913- 1992)People
Mitchell, Parren James (1922-2007)People
Molyneux, Thomas (1784–1818)People
Monk, Thelonious (1917-1982)People
Monroe, Vernon Earl/Earl the Pearl (1944- )People
Montford Point Marines (1942-1949)Organizations
Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-56)Events
Montgomery Improvement Association (1955–1969) Organizations
Montgomery, Isaiah T. (1847-1924)People
Montgomery, John Leslie “Wes” (1925-1968)People
Moon, Henry Lee (1901–1985)People
Moore, Amzie (1911–1982) People
Moore, Archie (1913-1998)People
Moore, Audley (1898 -1997) People
Moore, Frederick Randolph (1857-1943)People
Moore, Gwendolynne S. "Gwen" (1951- )People
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