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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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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
Stanley-Jones, Aiyana Mo'Nay (2002-2010)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, Octavia Lenora (1972– )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
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