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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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Stokes, Carl B. (1927-1996)People
Stokes, Louis (1925- )People
Stono Rebellion (1739)Events
Storer College [Harper's Ferry] (1867-1956)Institutions
Stout, Juanita Kidd (1919-1998)People
Straker, David Augustus (1842-1908)People
Strayhorn, Billy Thomas (1915-1967)People
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (1960–1973)People
Sugar Hill Gang (1979-- )People
Sullivan, Leon Howard Jr. (1922-2001)People
Sullivan, Louis Wade (1933- )People
Sun Ra (Le Sony’r Ra) (1914-1993)People
Sutton, Percy (1920-2009)People
Swanson, Howard (1907-1978)People
Sweet, Ossian (1895-1960)People
Sykes, Wanda (1964- )People
Tademy, Lalita (1948- )People
Talbert, Mary B.(1866–1923)People
Taliaferro, Raphael “Ray” ( 1939- )People
Talladega College (1867- )Institutions
Talley, André Leon (1949-)People
Tandy, Charleton (1836-1919)People
Tandy, Vertner Woodson (1885-1949)People
Tanner, Benjamin Tucker (1835-1923)People
Tanner, Henry Ossawa (1859-1937)People
Tate, Mary Magdalena Lewis (1871-1930)People
Taylor, Alrutheus Ambush (1893-1955)People
Taylor, Cecil (1929- )People
Taylor, George Edwin (1857-1925)People
Taylor, Hobart Jr. (1920-1981)People
Taylor, John Baxter, Jr. (1882-1908)People
Taylor, Koko (Cora Walton), (1928-2009)People
Taylor, Marshall W. (1878-1948)People
Taylor, Moddie Daniel (1912-1976)People
Taylor, Robert Robinson (1868-1942)People
Taylor, Robert Rochon (1899–1957)People
Taylor, Ruth Carol (1931- )People
Taylor, Susan (Susie) Baker King (1848-1912)People
Tennessee State University (1912- )Institutions
Terrell, Mary Church (1863-1954)People
Terrell, Robert H. (1857-1925)People
Tharpe, Rosetta Atkins [Sister Rosetta] (1915-1973)People
The African Insurance Company (1810-1813) Organizations
The Black Arts Movement (1965-1975)Events
The Church of St. Mark, Brooklyn, New York (1838- )Churches
The Colfax Massacre (1873)Events
The Hamburg Massacre (1876)Events
The Kansas City Monarchs (1920-1965)Organizations
The New York African Society for Mutual Relief (1808-1860)Organizations
The Opelousas Massacre (1868)Events
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