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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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Zimmerman, Matthew Augustus, Jr. (1941– )People
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (1920- )Organizations
Younge, Samuel (“Sammy”) Leamon, Jr. (1944-1966)People
Young, Willis Lester ("Pres") (1909-1959)People
Young, Whitney M., Jr. (1921-1971)People
Young, Roger Arliner (1889-1964)People
Young, Jr., Perry (1919-1998)People
Young, Johnny (1940- )People
Young, Coleman A. (1918-1997)People
Young, Charles (1864-1922)People
Young, Andrew (1932 - )People
Young , Hiram (1812-1882)People
Yergan, Max (1892–1975)People
Yerby, Frank G. (1916-1991)People
Yates, Josephine Silone (1852-1912)People
Yardley, William Francis (1844-1924)People
Xavier University [New Orleans] (1915- )Institutions
Wynn, Albert R. (1951- )People
Wyatt, Rev. Addie (1924-2012)People
Wright, Theodore Sedgwick (ca. 1797-1847)People
Wright, Richard R. , Sr. (1855-1947)People
Wright, Richard (1908-1960)People
Wright, Nathan Jr. (1923-2005)People
Wright, Marion Thompson (1902–1962)People
Wright, Louis T. (1891-1952)People
Wright, Jonathan J. (1840-1885)People
Wright, Jeremiah A. (1941-- )People
Wright, Jane Cooke (1919- )People
Wright, Elizabeth Evelyn (1872–1906)People
Wortham, Anne (1941 - )People
Wormley, James (1819-1884)People
Wormley House (1871–1893)Institutions
Work, Monroe Nathan (1866-1945)People
Work, John Wesley III (1901-1967)People
Woodson, Waverly Bernard, Jr. (1922-2005)People
Woodson, Robert L., Sr. (1937– )People
Woodson, Carter G. (1875-1950)People
Woods, Sylvia (1926-2012)People
Woods, Granville T. (1856-1910)People
Woods, Eldrick “Tiger” (1975- )People
Woodruff, Hale Aspacio (1900-1980)People
Woodland Park, Michigan (1921- )Places
Woodbey, George Washington (1854- ?)People
Woodard, Isaac (1919-1992)People
Woodard, Charlayne (1955--)People
Wood, Robert A. (ca. 1966– )People
Wood, Robert (1844 - ?)People
Wonder, Stevie (Steveland Morris) (1950- )People
Women’s Political Council of MontgomeryOrganizations
Witherspoon Street Church (1836– )People
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