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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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Bell, Charles B., Jr. (1928-2010)People
Bell, Derrick Albert, Jr. (1930-2011)People
Bell, James Madison (1826-1902)People
Bell, James ["Cool Papa"] (1903-1991)People
Bell, Lasker (Las), Sr. (1928- )People
Bell, Sean Elijah (1983-2006)People
Belton, Sharon Sayles (1951- )People
Ben-Jochannan, Yosef (1918-2015)People
Benedict College []South Carolina] (1870- )People
Benham, Robert (1946- )People
Benjamin, Miriam E. (1861-1947)People
Benjamin, Regina Marcia (1956– )People
Bennet, Rodney D. ( 19??- ) People
Bennett College [Greensboro] (1873- )Institutions
Bennett, Gwendolyn (1902-1981)People
Bennett, Lerone (1928-2018 )People
Bentley, Gladys (1907-1960) People
Berea CollegePlaces
Bernicat, Marcia Stephens Bloom (1957- )People
Berry, Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” (1926-2017)People
Berry, Halle (1968- )People
Berry, Mary Frances (1938- )People
Bertonneau, E. Arnold (1834-1912)People
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Baltimore, Maryland (1785- )Churches
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Richmond, Indiana (1836- )Institutions
Bethel Baptist Institutional Church of Jacksonville, Florida (ca. 1865- )Institutions
Bethune, Mary Jane McLeod (1875-1955)People
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
Black, Barry C. (1948- )People (2007-- )Organizations
Blackstone Rangers/ Black P. Stone Nation/El Rukns (c. 1957--c. 2000)Organizations
Blackwell, David Harold (1919-2010)People
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