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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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Trévigne, Paul (1825-1908)People
Trice, Virgil Garnett, Jr. (1926-1997)People
Trotter, William Monroe (1872-1934)People
True Reformers Bank, The (1888-1910)Institutions
Truth, Sojourner, Isabella Baumfree (ca. 1791-1883)People
Tubman, Harriet Ross (c. 1821-1913)People
Tucker, C. DeLores (1927-2005)People
Tucker, Lorenzo (1907-1986)People
Tucker, William (1624- ? ) People
Tunnell, Emlen Lewis (1925-1975)People
Turner, Benjamin Sterling (1825-1894)People
Turner, Charles Henry (1867-1923)People
Turner, Charles Henry (1867-1923)People
Turner, Darwin T. (1931- 1991)People
Turner, Debbye (1965- )People
Turner, Henry McNeal (1834-1915)People
Turner, Jack (circa 1840-1882)People
Turner, Joseph Vernon ["Big Joe"] (1911-1985)People
Turner, Mary (1899-1918)People
Turner, Nat (1800-1831)People
Turner, Rufus P. (1907-1982)People
Turner, Tina (1939- )People
Turner, Viola Mitchell (1900-1988)People
Tuskegee AirmenOrganizations
Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment (1932-1972)Events
Tuskegee University (1881-- )Institutions
Twilight, Alexander (1795-1857)People
Tyler, Sylvanus Alexander, Sr. (1914-1986)People
Tyson, Cicely (1933-- )People
Tyson, Mike (1966 - )People
Tyson, Neil de Grasse (1958- )People
Uggams, Leslie (1943- )People
Ulysses Grant Lee, Jr. (1913-1969)People
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)Misc
Underground Railroad, The (1820-1861)Organizations
Union League (1863- )Organizations
Union Transportation Company (1905–1907)People
United Negro College Fund (1944– )Organizations
University of Arkansas Pine Bluff (1873- ) Institutions
University of District of Columbia (1851- )Institutions
University of Georgia Desegregation Riot (1961)People
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore (1886- )Institutions
Upshaw, Eugene (Gene) Thurman (1945-2008)People
Valdes, Zelda Barbour Wynn (1901–2001)People
Van Der Zee, James (1886-1983)People
Van Horne, Mahlon (1840-1910)People
Vann, Robert Lee (1879-1940)People
Vanoye Aikens (1917-2013)People
Varick, James (1750-1827) People
Vashon, George B. (1824-1878) People
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