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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
Staples, George McDade (1947-- )People
Stanley, Sara G. (1837-1918)People
Stanford, Maxwell Curtis, Jr. (aka Muhammad Ahmad, 1941 - )People
Stanfield, Sylvia Gaye (1943- )People
St. Philip’s Protestant Episcopal Church, New York City (1809- )Institutions
St. Philips Moravian Church [Winston-Salem, North Carolina] (1822- )Institutions
St. Mark African Methodist Episcopal Church [Milwaukee] (1869- )Institutions
St. Clair, Stephanie (1886–1969)People
St. Bartley Primitive Baptist Church [Huntsville] (1808- )Institutions
St. Augustine’s University (1867- )Institutions
St. Augustine Catholic Church, New Orleans, Louisiana (1841- )Institutions
Spruce Street Baptist Church (1835- )Churches
Springfield Race Riot, 1908People
Spraggs, Venice Tipton (1905-1956)People
Spivey, Victoria (1906-1976)People
Spencer, Kenneth (1913-1964)People
Spelman College [Atlanta] (1881- )Institutions
Spearman, Leonard H.O. (1929-2008)People
Spaulding, Charles Clinton (1874-1952)People
Sowell, Thomas (1930- )People
Southern, Eileen Jackson (1920-2002)People
Southern University ][Baton Rouge] (1880- )Institutions
Southern University [Shreveport] (1964 -- )Institutions
Southern University [New Orleans] (1956-- )Institutions
Southern University Law Center [New Orleans] (1947-- )Institutions
Southern Negro Youth Congress (1937-1949)Organizations
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (1957 - )Organizations
South Carolina State University (1896--- )Institutions
SNCC Freedom Singers (1962-1966)Organizations
Smythe-Haith, Mabel Murphy (1918-2006)People
Smythe, Hugh Heyne (1913-1977)People
Smith, William [Willie “the Lion”] (1897-1973)People
Smith, Will (1968-- )People
Smith, Venture (c. 1729-1805)People
Smith, Sylvanus (1831–1911)People
Smith, Stephen (1795-1873)People
Smith, Moranda (1915–1950)People
Smith, Mamie (1883-1946)People
Smith, Kirke (1865-1935)People
Smith, Joshua Bowen (1813-1879)People
Smith, James McCune (1813-1865)People
Smith, Harry Clay (1863-1941)People
Smith, Hale (1925–2009)People
Smith, Ferdinand Christopher (1893-1961)People
Smith, Damu (1952–2006)People
Smith, Bessie (1894-1937)People
Smith, Barbara (1946- )People
Smith, Amanda Berry (1837-1915)People
Smith, Ada “Bricktop” (1894-1984)People
Smiley, Tavis (1964- )People
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