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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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Savage, W. Sherman (1890-1981)People
Savannah State University (1890- )Institutions
Savary, Joseph (? — 1800's)People
Sayers, Gale Eugene (1943 - )People
Scarborough, William S. (1852-1926)People
Schmoke, Kurt L. (1949- )People
Schomburg, Arturo Alfonso (1874-1938)People
Schuyler, George (1895-1977)People
Schuyler, Phillippa Duke (1931-1967)People
Scott, Benjamin Franklin (1922-2000)People
Scott, David (1946- )People
Scott, Dred (1795-1858)People
Scott, Emmett J. (1873-1957)People
Scott, Gloria Dean Randle (1938- ) People
Scott, Harriet Robinson (ca. 1820-1876)People
Scott, Hazel (1920-1981)People
Scott, Nathan A. (1925-2006)People
Scott, Robert “Bobby” (1947- )People
Scott, Timothy (1965- )People
Scott, Wendell Oliver (1921-1990)People
Scott, William Thomas (1839-1917)People
Scott, Winston E. (1950--- )People
Scott-Heron, Gil (1949-2011)People
Scottsboro Boys, Trial and Defense Campaign (1931–1937)Events
Scurlock, Addison (1883-1964)People
Seale, Bobby (1936--)People
Second Baptist Church of Detroit (1836- )Institutions
Sellers, Cleveland (1944- )People
Selma, Alabama, (Bloody Sunday, March 7, 1965)Events
Sessions, Lucy Stanton Day (1831-1910)People
Sewell, Terri (1965- )People
Shabazz, Betty Sandlin (1934-1997)People
Shakur, Assata Olugbala (1947- ) People
Shakur, Tupac (1971-1996)People
Shange, Ntozake \ Williams, Paulette (1948- )People
Sharpless, Mattie R. (1943- )People
Sharpton, Alfred Charles “Al” (1954- )People
Shaw University (1865- )Institutions
Shepard, James Edward (1875-1947)People
Sherrod, Charles (1937-)People
Shippen, John Matthew, Jr. (1879-1968)People
Shockley, Dolores Cooper (1930- )People
Shores, Arthur D (1903-1996)People
Short, Robert “Bobby” Waltrip (1924-2005) People
Shuffle Along (1921)Misc
Shuttlesworth, Fred (1922-2011) People
Sickle Cell AnemiaMisc
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (1922- )Organizations
Silver Bluff Baptist Church [South Carolina] (1773- )Institutions
Silvera, Frank (1914–1970)People
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