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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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Cabrini Green Housing Project, Chicago (1942 -2009)Places
Cain, Herman (1945- )People
Cain, Richard H. (1825-1887)People
Calhoun, Major General Michael (1954- )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
Cambridge, Maryland Riot (1963)Events
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
Canty, Hattie (1934- )People
Cardozo, William Warrick (1905-1962)People
Carey, Archibald J., Sr. (1868-1931)People
Carey, Archibald, Jr. (1908-1981) People
Carey, Lott (Cary) (1780-1828)People
Carlos, John (1945-- )People
Carmichael, Stokely (Kwame Ture) (1941-1998)People
Carnegie Library, Mound Bayou, Mississippi (1910-1935)Institutions
Carney, William H. (1840-1908)People
Carolyn L. Robertson Payton (1925–2001)People
Carr and Sparrow’s Beach, Annapolis, Maryland (1926-1974)People
Carr, James E. (1942-2001)People
Carrington, Kiwane Albert (1994-2009)People
Carrington, Walter Charles (1930 - )People
Carroll, Diahann (1935- )People
Carroll, Jennifer (1959-- )People
Carruthers, George (1939- ) People
Carson, Andre (1974 - )People
Carson, Benjamin S. (1951- )People
Carson, Julia May Porter (1938–2007)People
Carter, Ben (1907-1946)People
Carter, Brigadier General Joseph C. (1956- )People
Carter, Eunice Hunton (1899-1970) People
Carter, George Sherman (1911-1998)People
Carter, Louis Augustus (1876–1941)People
Carter, Nell Hardy (1948-2003)People
Carter, Rubin "The Hurricane" (1937-2014)People
Carter, Shawn Corey AKA “Jay-Z” (1969- )People
Carter, W. Beverly (1921-1982)People
Carver, George Washington (1864?-1943)People
Cassell, Albert I. (1895-1969)People
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