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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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Spaulding, Charles Clinton (1874-1952)People
Spelman College [Atlanta] (1881- )Institutions
Spencer, Kenneth (1913-1964)People
Spivey, Victoria (1906-1976)People
Spraggs, Venice Tipton (1905-1956)People
Springfield Race Riot, 1908People
St. Augustine Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana (1841- )Churches
St. Augustine’s University (1867- )Institutions
St. Bartley Primitive Baptist Church [Huntsville] (1808- )Churches
St. Clair, Stephanie (1886–1969)People
St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church [Milwaukee] (1869- )Churches
St. Philips Moravian Church [Winston-Salem, North Carolina] (1822- )Churches
St. Philip’s Protestant Episcopal Church, New York City (1809- )Churches
Stanford, Maxwell Curtis, Jr. (aka Muhammad Ahmad, 1941 - )People
Stanley, Sara G. (1837-1918)People
Staton, Candi (1940– )People
Staupers, Mabel Keaton (1890-1989)People
Stax Records (1957- )Misc
Steele, Michael S. (1958- )People
Steward, Austin (1793-1869)People
Steward, Susan Smith McKinney (1847-1918)People
Stewart, Bennett McVey (1912–1988)People
Stewart, John (1786-1823) People
Stewart, Maria Miller (1803-1879)People
Stewart, Pearl (1950- )People
Stewart, T. McCants (1853-1923)People
Still, James (1812-1882)People
Still, William (1821-1902)People
Still, William Grant (1895-1978)People
Stillman College [Tuscaloosa] (1867-- )Institutions
Stokes, Ann Bradford (1830–1903)People
Stokes, Carl B. (1927-1996)People
Stokes, Louis (1925- )People
Stone, Charles Sumner, Jr. “Chuck” (1924-2014)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
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