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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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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
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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
Bonner, Marita Odette (1899-1971)People
Bontemps, Arna (1902-1973)People
Booker, Cory (1969- )People
Boothe, Charles Octavius (1845-1924)People
Boseman, Benjamin Anthony (1840-1881)People
Bosley, Freeman Roberson, Jr. (1954- )People
Bost, Eric M. (1952- )People
Bouchet, Edward Alexander (1852-1918)People
Bousfield, Midian Othello (1885–1948)People
Boutte, Alvin J., Sr. (1929-2012)People
Bowen, John Wesley Edward (1855-1933)People
Bowers, Thomas J. (1823-1885)People
Bowie State University (1865- )Institutions
Boykin, Keith (1965- )People
Brace, Jeffrey (1742?-1827)People
Bradley, Benjamin (1830- ?)People
Bradley, Rudolph Edward, Jr. (1941-2006)People
Brady, Saint Elmo (1884-1966)People
Brady, Wayne A. (1972- )People
Bragg, Robert H. (1919- )People
Braithwaite, William Stanley Beaumont (1878-1962)People
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