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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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Bridgewater, Pamela E. (1947- )People
Briggs, Cyril (1888-1966)People
Brimmer, Andrew F. (1926-2012)People
Brooke, Edward, III (1919-2015)People
Brooklyn, Illinois (ca. 1823- )Places
Brooks, Gwendolyn (1917-2000)People
Broonzy, William Lee Conley “Big Bill” (1893-1958)People
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (1925–1978)Organizations
Brown Fellowship Society (1790--1945)Organizations
Brown, Anne Wiggins (1912-2009)People
Brown, Charlotte Eugenia Hawkins (1883-1961)People
Brown, Claude (1937- 2002)People
Brown, Cora Mae (1914-1972)People
Brown, Corrine (1946- )People
Brown, Dorothy Lavinia (1919-2004)People
Brown, Gayleatha Beatrice (1947-2013) People
Brown, Hallie Quinn (1850-1949)People
Brown, Henry "Box" (1816-1889)People
Brown, Hubert (H. Rap) /Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (1943- )People
Brown, James (1933-2006)People
Brown, James Nathaniel ["Jim"] (1936- )People
Brown, Jesse (1944-2002)People
Brown, Jill E. (1950- )People
Brown, John (1800-1859)People
Brown, Lee P. (1937- )People
Brown, Morris (1770-1849)People
Brown, Ronald H. (1941-1996)People
Brown, Solomon G. (1829-1906)People
Brown, Sterling A. (1901-1989)People
Brown, Tony (1933- )People
Brown, Wesley (1927-2012)People
Brown, Willa B. (1906-1992)People
Brown, William Wells (1814?-1884)People
Brown, Willie Lewis, Jr. (1934- )People
Browne, Hugh Mason (1851-1923)People
Browne, Roscoe Lee (1925-2007)People
Browne, Theodore R. (c. 1910-1979).People
Brownlee, Lawrence E., Jr. (1972- )People
Bruce, John Edward (1856-1924)People
Bruce, Josephine Beall Willson (1853-1923)People
Brunson, Claude (1958- )People
Bryan, Andrew (1737-1812)People
Bryant, Ira B., Jr. (1904-1989)People
Brymn, Lieutenant James Tim (1881-1946)People
Buchanan v. Warley (1917)Misc
Buckroe Beach, Hampton, Virginia (1890- )Places
Buffalo Soldiers in Vermont (1909-1913)Organizations
Bullard, Eugene Jacques (1894-1961)People
Bullins, Ed (1935- )People
Bullock, Charles H., Sr. (1875-1950)People
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