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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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100 Black Men of America, Inc.Organizations
1st Louisiana Native Guard, CSA (1861-1862)Organizations
1st Louisiana Native Guard, USA / Corps d’Afrique (1862-1863)Organizations
1st Rhode Island RegimentOrganizations
32nd and 33rd WAACS Headquarters Companies (World War II)Organizations
369th Infantry Regiment “Harlem Hellfighters”Organizations
54th Massachusetts Infantry (1863-1865)Organizations
761st Tank Battalion (1942-45)Organizations
Aaron, Henry Louis “Hank” (1934- )People
Abbott, Cleveland Leigh (1892–1955)People
Abbott, Robert Sengstacke (1870-1940)People
Abele, Julian F. (1881-1950)People
Abernathy, Ralph (1926-1990)People
Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York City (1808- )Institutions
Adams, Henry [Kentucky] (1802–1872)People
Adams, Henry [Louisiana] (1843 - ?)People
Adams, John Quincy ["J. Q."] (1848-1922)People
Adams, Victoria Jackson Gray (1926-2006)People
Adderley, Julian Edwin “Cannonball” (1928-1975)People
Adu, Freddy (1989-- )People
African Baptist Church [Boston] (1805- )Institutions
African Blood Brotherhood (1919-1924)Organizations
African Company / African Grove TheatreOrganizations
African Zion Baptist Church [Malden] (1852- )Institutions
Afro-American Council (1898-1907)Organizations
Aggrey, Orison Rudolph (1926- )People
Aiken, Kimberly (1975- )People
Ailey, Alvin (1931-1989)People
Alabama A&M University [Normal] (1875-- ) Institutions
Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR)Organizations
Alabama State University [Montgomery] (1867-- ) Institutions
Albany State University (1903- )Institutions
Albert, Octavia Victoria Rogers (1853-1890)People
Alcorn State University [Lorman] (1871-- )Institutions
Aldridge, Ira (1807-1867)People
Alexander, Archer (ca. 1810-1879)People
Alexander, Archie Alphonso (1888-1958)People
Alexander, Clifford L., Jr. (1933-)People
Alexander, Raymond Pace (1897-1974)People
Alexander, Sadie Tanner Mossell (1898-1989)People
Ali, Laila (1977- )People
Ali, Muhammad [aka Cassius Clay] (1942- )People
Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, Cincinnati, Ohio (1824 - )Institutions
Allen University [South Carolina] (1870 - )Institutions
Allen, Macon Bolling (1816-1894)People
Allen, Norman Robert, Jr. (1957- )People
Allen, Sanford (1939- )People
Allen, Will (1948 -)People
Allen, William G. (1820- ?)People
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (1908- )Organizations
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