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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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Tate, Mary Magdalena Lewis (1871-1930)People
Tanner, Henry Ossawa (1859-1937)People
Tanner, Benjamin Tucker (1835-1923)People
Tandy, Vertner Woodson (1885-1949)People
Tandy, Charleton (1836-1919)People
Talley, André Leon (1949-)People
Talladega College (1867- )Institutions
Taliaferro, Raphael “Ray” ( 1939- )People
Talbert, Mary B.(1866–1923)People
Tademy, Lalita (1948- )People
Sykes, Wanda (1964- )People
Sweet, Ossian (1895-1960)People
Swanson, Howard (1907-1978)People
Sutton, Percy (1920-2009)People
Sun Ra (Le Sony’r Ra) (1914-1993)People
Sullivan, Louis Wade (1933- )People
Sullivan, Leon Howard Jr. (1922-2001)People
Sugar Hill Gang (1979-- )People
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (1960–1973)People
Stubbs, Frederick D. (1906-1947)People
Stringfield, Bessie (1911–1993) People
Streat, Thelma Beatrice Johnson (1912-1959)People
Strayhorn, Billy Thomas (1915-1967)People
Straker, David Augustus (1842-1908)People
Stout, Juanita Kidd (1919-1998)People
Storer College [Harper's Ferry] (1867-1956)Institutions
Stono Rebellion (1739)Events
Stone, Toni (1921–1996)People
Stone, Charles Sumner, Jr. “Chuck” (1924-2014)People
Stokes, Louis (1925-2015)People
Stokes, Carl B. (1927-1996)People
Stokes, Ann Bradford (1830–1903)People
Stith, Charles R. (1949- ) People
Stillman College [Tuscaloosa] (1867-- )Institutions
Still, William Grant (1895-1978)People
Still, William (1821-1902)People
Still, James (1812-1882)People
Stewart, T. McCants (1853-1923)People
Stewart, Pearl (1950- )People
Stewart, Maria W. Miller (1803-1879)People
Stewart, John (1786-1823) People
Stewart, Bennett McVey (1912–1988)People
Steward, Susan Smith McKinney (1847-1918)People
Steward, Austin (1793-1869)People
Steele, Michael S. (1958- )People
Stax Records (1957- )Misc
Staupers, Mabel Keaton (1890-1989)People
Staton, Candi (1940– )People
Staples, George McDade (1947-- )People
Stanton, Alysa (1963- )People
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