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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
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
Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (c. 1830- )Institutions
Quinn, William Paul (1788-1873)People
Ragsdale, Marguerita (1948- )People
Rainey, Gertrude “Ma” (1886-1939)People
Rainey, Joseph Hayne (1832-1887)People
Randall, Dudley (1914-2000)People
Randolph, Amanda (1896-1967)People
Randolph, Asa Philip (1889-1979)People
Randolph, Lillian (1915-1980)People
Rangel, Charles Bernard (1930- )People
Ransier, Alonzo J. (1834-1882)People
Ransom, Reverdy Cassius (1861-1959)People
Rap/Hip HopMisc
Rapier, James Thomas (1837-1883)People
Raspberry, William James (1935-2012)People
Ray, Charles B. (1807-1886)People
Ray, Charlotte E. (1850-1911)People
Razaf, Andy (1895–1973)People
Reagon, Bernice Johnson (1942- )People
Reason, Charles Lewis (1818-1893)People
Reddick, Eunice S. (1951- )People
Reddick, Lawrence Dunbar (1910-1995)People
Redding, J. Saunders (1906-1988)People
Redding, Otis (1941-1967)People
Redlining (1937- )Misc
Reed, Ellis (Eli) (1946- ) People
Reed, Frankie A. (1954- ) People
Reed, George Warren, Jr. (1920-2015)People
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