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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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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, Marjorie Lee (1914–1979)People
Browne, Roscoe Lee (1925-2007)People
Browne, Theodore R. (c. 1910-1979).People
Brownlee, Lawrence E., Jr. (1972- )People
Broyard, Anatole Paul (1920-1990)People
Bruce, John Edward (1856-1924)People
Bruce, Josephine Beall Willson (1853-1923)People
Bruce, Samuel (Sam) Martin (1915–1944)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 James ["Jacques"] (1895-1961)People
Bullins, Ed (1935- )People
Bullock, Charles H., Sr. (1875-1950)People
Bumbry, Grace (1937- )People
Bunche, Ralph J. (ca. 1903-1971)People
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (1865-1872)Organizations
Burke, Selma Hortense (1900-1995)People
Burke, Tarana (1973- )People
Burke, Yvonne Braithwaite (1932- )People
Burleigh, Harry Thacker (1866-1949)People
Burnett, Chester Arthur/Howlin' Wolf (1910-1976)People
Burney, William (1951- )People
Burns United Methodist Church (1866- )Institutions
Burns, Anthony (1834-1862)People
Burns, Ursula (1958- )People
Burris, Roland (1937- ) People
Burris, Samuel (1808-1868)People
Burroughs, Jr., John Andrew (1936–2014)People
Burroughs, Margaret (1917-2010 )People
Burroughs, Nannie Helen (1883-1961)People
Burrows, Stephen (1943– )People
Bush, Dwight L. (1957 - )People
Butler, Jerry (1939- )People
Butler, Louis B., Jr. (1952- )People
Butterfield, George Kenneth, Jr. (1947– )People
Butts, Cassandra Quin (1965-- )People
Buxton, Iowa (1895-1927)Places
Byrd, Donald (1932-2013)People
C.R. Patterson & Sons Company (1893-1939)Organizations
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