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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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Brady, Wayne A. (1972- )People
Bragg, Robert H. (1919- )People
Brailsford, Marvin Delano (1939- )People
Braithwaite, William Stanley Beaumont (1878-1962)People
Branham, George, III (1962- )People
Branton, Wiley Austin (1923-1988) People
Braun, Carol Moseley (1947- )People
Brawley, Benjamin Griffith (1882-1939)People
Brawley, Otis Webb (1959- )People
Brawley, Tawana Glenda (1972– )People
Brazeal, Aurelia Erskine (1943- )People
Brazile, Donna (1959 - ) People
Brewer, David L., III (1946- )People
Brice, Carol (1918-1985)People
Bridgeman, Ulysses “Junior” (1953– )People
Bridges, Ruby (1954 - )People
Bridgewater, Pamela E. (1947- )People
Brigety II, Reuben Earl (1973– )People
Briggs, Cyril (1888-1966)People
Brimmer, Andrew F. (1926-2012)People
Britton, Theodore R., Jr. (1925- )People
Bromery, Randolph Wilson (1926-2013)People
Brooke, Edward, III (1919-2015)People
Brooklyn, Illinois (ca. 1823- )Places
Brooks, Charles B. (1865- ?)People
Brooks, Charles Decatur (1930–2016)People
Brooks, Cornell William (1961- )People
Brooks, Gwendolyn (1917-2000)People
Brooks, Leo Austin, Sr. (1932- )People
Brooks, Vincent K. (1958- )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 Jr., Michael (1996–2014)People
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, Erroll M. (1950- )People
Brown, Gayleatha Beatrice (1947-2013) People
Brown, George Henry, Jr. (1939- )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
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