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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
Nagin, Clarence Ray, Jr. (1956- )People
Nail, John E. (1883-1947)People
Napier, James Carroll (1845-1940)People
Nash, Charles Edmund (1844-1913)People
Nash, Diane Judith (1938- )People
Nashville Sit-Ins (1960) Events
Nashville’s Streetcar Boycott (1905–1907)Events
Nation of Islam (1930– ) Organizations
National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, 1967 (Kerner Commission) Organizations
National Afro American League (1887–1893)Organizations
National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs, Inc. (1896)Organizations
National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. (1895--)Organizations
National Bar Association (1925- )Organizations
National Black Feminist Organization (1973-1976)Organizations
National Council of Negro Women (1935- )Organizations
National Equal Rights League (1864–1921)Organizations
National Lawyers Guild (1937 - ) Organizations
National Medical Association (1895- )Organizations
National Negro Business League (1900 - )Organizations
National Negro Congress (1935 - 1940's)Organizations
National Negro Convention Movement (1831-1864)Organizations
National Negro Opera Company (1941-1962)Organizations
National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (1930 - )Organizations
National Society of Black Engineers (1975 - )Organizations
National Urban League (1910 - )Organizations
National Welfare Rights Organization (1966-1975)Organizations
Naylor, Gloria (1950-2016)People
Negro Actors Guild of America (1937 - )Organizations
Negro Baseball Leagues (1920-1950)Organizations
Negro Ensemble Company, The (1967- )Organizations
Neil, John Jordan "Buck" (1911-2006)People
Nell, William C. (1816-1874)People
Nelson, Charles Joseph (1921-2011)People
Nelson, Prince Rogers ("Prince," "The Artist Formerly Known As Prince") (1958-2016)People
Nelson, Sophia Angeli (1967- )People
New Negro Alliance, The (1933-1940's)People
New Orleans Massacre (1866)Events
New Philadelphia, Illinois (1836- )Places
New York Black Yankees (1932-1948)Organizations
New York City Slave Uprising (1712)Events
New York Slave Conspiracy (1741)Events
Newark Riot (1967)Events
Newburg, New York Race Riot (1899)Events
Newby, Dangerfield F. (1815-1859)People
Newton, Huey P. (1942–1989)People
Newton, Lloyd Warren (1942- )People
Niagara Movement (1905-1909)Events
Nicholas BrothersPeople
Nichols, Brian A. (1965- )People
Nichols, Nichelle (1932- )People
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