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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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Entry Titlesort iconEntry Type
Shuffle Along (1921)Misc
Short, Robert “Bobby” Waltrip (1924-2005) People
Shores, Arthur D (1903-1996)People
Shockley, Dolores Cooper (1930- )People
Shippen, John Matthew, Jr. (1879-1968)People
Sherrod, Charles (1937-)People
Shepard, James Edward (1875-1947)People
Shaw University (1865- )Institutions
Sharpton, Alfred Charles “Al” (1954- )People
Shange, Ntozake \ Williams, Paulette (1948- )People
Shakur, Tupac (1971-1996)People
Shakur, Assata Olugbala (1947- ) People
Shabazz, Betty Sandlin (1934-1997)People
Sewell, Terri (1965- )People
Sessions, Lucy Stanton Day (1831-1910)People
Sellers, Cleveland (1944- )People
Second Baptist Church of Detroit (1836- )Institutions
Seale, Bobby (1936--)People
Scurlock, Addison (1883-1964)People
Scottsboro Boys, Trial and Defense Campaign (1931–1937)Events
Scott-Heron, Gil (1949-2011)People
Scott, Winston E. (1950--- )People
Scott, William Thomas (1839-1917)People
Scott, Wendell Oliver (1921-1990)People
Scott, Timothy (1965- )People
Scott, Robert “Bobby” (1947- )People
Scott, Nathan A. (1925-2006)People
Scott, Hazel (1920-1981)People
Scott, Harriet Robinson (ca. 1820-1876)People
Scott, Gloria Dean Randle (1938- ) People
Scott, Emmett J. (1873-1957)People
Scott, Dred (1795-1858)People
Scott, David (1946- )People
Scott, Benjamin Franklin (1922-2000)People
Schuyler, Phillippa Duke (1931-1967)People
Schuyler, George (1895-1977)People
Schomburg, Arturo Alfonso (1874-1938)People
Schmoke, Kurt L. (1949- )People
Scarborough, William S. (1852-1926)People
Sayers, Gale Eugene (1943 - )People
Savary, Joseph (? — 1800's)People
Savannah State University (1890- )Institutions
Savage, W. Sherman (1890-1981)People
Savage, Augustus Alexander, “Gus” (1925 - )People
Savage, Augusta (1892-1962)People
Saunders, Prince (1775–1839)People
Satcher, David (1941- )People
Sands, Diana (1934-1973)People
Sanchez, Sonia (1934- )People
Sampson, Edith Spurlock (1901-1979)People
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