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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
Robinson, Ida Bell (1891-1946)People
Robinson, Jo Ann (1912-1992)People
Robinson, Max (1939-1988)People
Robinson, Randall (1941- )People
Robinson, Roscoe, Jr. (1928-1993)People
Robinson, Ruby Doris Smith (1942-1967)People
Robinson, Samuel L. (1896-1964?)People
Robinson, Spottswood William (1916-1998)People
Robinson, Todd D. (1963- )People
Robinson, William “Smokey” (1940- )People
Rock Rest (1938-1976)Places
Rock, John S. (1825-1866)People
Rodman, Dennis Keith (1961- )People
Rogers, J. A. (1880-1966)People
Rogers, John W. (1958- )People
Rogers, Timmie (1914-2006)People
Rolle, Esther (1920-1998)People
Rollin, Frances Anne (1845-1901)People
Rollins, Ida Gray Nelson (1867-1953)People
Rollins, Sonny (1930- )People
Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church [Natchez, Mississippi] (1854- )Institutions
Rose, Joshua (1906-1987)People
Rosenwald Fund Schools (1912-1932)Institutions
Rosewood Massacre (1923)Events
Ross, Diana (1944- )People
Ross-Lee, Barbara (1942- )People
Roudanez, Louis Charles (1823-1890)People
Rowan, Carl T. (1925–2000)People
Roxborough, John W. (1892-1975)People
Royall, Belinda (1712- ? )People
Rucker, Darius Carlos (1966- )People
Rudolph, Wilma (1940-1994)People
Ruffin, George Lewis (1834-1886)People
Ruffin, Josephine St. Pierre (1842 - 1924)People
Ruggles, David (1810-1849)People
Rush, Bobby L. (1946- )People
Russell, Bill (1934- )People
Russell, Edwin Roberts (1913-1996)People
Russell, Herman J. (1930- )People
Russwurm, John (1799-1851)People
Rust College [Holly Springs] (1866- )Institutions
Rustin, Bayard (1910-1987)People
Ruth, William Chester (1882-1971)People
Rutling, Thomas (1854—1915)People
Saddler, Joseph/Grandmaster Flash (1958 - )People
Said, Omar Ibn (1770-1864)People
Saint Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Baltimore (1863-- )Institutions
Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, New Haven, Connecticut (1844- )Institutions
Saint Paul’s College of Virginia (1888-- )Institutions
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