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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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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
Polk, Prentice Herman (1898-1985)People
Pollard, Fritz (1894-1986)People
Poor People's Campaign (December 4, 1967 – June 19, 1968)Events
Poor, Salem (1747-1802)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
Powers, Georgia Davis (1923–2016)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
Proctor, Henry Hugh (1868-1933)People
Proctor, Samuel DeWitt (1921-1997)People
Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. (1961- )Organizations
Prosser, Gabriel (1775-1800)People
Prothrow-Stith, Deborah (1954– )People
Pruitt, Wendell Oliver (1920–1945)People
Pruitt-Igoe Housing Project, St. Louis, Missouri (1956–1976)Events
Pryor, Richard (1940–2005) People
Public Enemy People
Purvis, Charles Burleigh (1842-1929)People
Purvis, Robert (1810-1898)People
Quarles, Benjamin A. (1904-1996)People
Quarterman, Lloyd Albert (1918-1982)People
Queen Latifah (1970- )People
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