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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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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, 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
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
Cabrini Green Housing Project, Chicago (1942 -2009)Places
Cain, Herman (1945- )People
Cain, Richard H. (1825-1887)People
Caliver, Ambrose (1894-1962)People
Callioux, Andrew (1820-1863) People
Calloway, Cab (1907-1994)People
Calvin, Floyd Joseph (1902-1939)People
Cambridge, Godfrey (1933-1976)People
Cameron, Jr., James Herbert (1914–2006)People
Camp Atwater (1921– ) Places
Campanella, Roy (1921–1993)People
Campbell, Clive/DJ Kool Herc (1955- )People
Campbell, Grace P. (1883-1943)People
Campbell, Jr. George (1945– )People
Campbell, Tunis Gulic (1812–1891)People
Canada, Geoffrey (1952- )People
Canady, Alexa (1950- )People
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