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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
Bethune-Cookman University [Daytona Beach] (1904- )Institutions
Bevel, James (1936-2008)People
Bharucha-Reid, Albert T. (1927-1985)People
Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Georgia (1847- )Institutions
Billops, Camille (1933– )People
Bing, David (1943- )People
Binga, Jesse (1865-1950)People
Birmingham Black BaronsOrganizations
Bishop, Clyde (1942- )People
Bishop, Sanford Dixon, Jr. (1947--)People
Bivins, Horace W. (1862-1937)People
Black and Tan RepublicansOrganizations
Black Belt Republic (1928-1934)Institutions
Black Entertainment Television (BET) (1980-- )Organizations
Black Jews of Harlem, TheMisc
Black Lives Matter, Syracuse Chapter (2015- )Organizations
Black Panther PartyOrganizations
Black Star Line (1919-1923)Organizations
Black Swan Records (1921-1923)Organizations (2007-- )Organizations
Blackstone Rangers/ Black P. Stone Nation/El Rukns (c. 1957--c. 2000)Organizations
Blackwell, David Harold (1919-2010)People
Blackwell, John Kenneth (1948- )People
Blackwell, Lucien E. (1931- )People
Blackwell, Otis (1932-2002)People
Blackwell, Unita (1933- )People
Blake, Eubie (1883-1983)People
Blakey, Art (1919-1990)People
Bland, Bobby “Blue” (1930-2013)People
Bland, James A. (1854-1911)People
Blassingame, John W. (1940-2000)People
Blayton, Jesse B., Sr. (1879-1977)People
Blige, Mary J. (1971- )People
Bluefield State College (1895-- ) Institutions
Bluford, Guion Stewart, Jr. ["Guy"] (1942- )People
Bluford, Lucile (1911-2003)People
Bogle, Robert (1774-1848)People
Bolden Jr., Charles F. (1946-)People
Bolden, Abraham (1935- )People
Bolden, Buddy (1877-1931)People
Bolen, David Benjamin (1923- )People
Bolin, Jane (1908-2007)People
Bond, Horace Julian (1940-2015)People
Bond, Horace Mann (1904–1972)People
Bond, J. Max, Jr. (1935-2009) People
Bond, J. Max, Sr. (1902-1991)People
Bonds, Margaret (1913-1972)People
Bonga, George (1802–1880)People
Bonga, Stephen (1799–1884)People
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