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African American History in the American West: Online Encyclopedia of Significant People and Places

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
Barlow, Orlando (1974-2003)People
Barnett, Powell S. (1883-1971)People
Barr, Joyce A. (1951- )People
Barr, Roberta Byrd (1919-1993)People
Barrow, Rev. Peter (1840-1906)People
Barton, Katie D. Morgan (1918-2010)People
Bass, Charlotta (1879-1969)People
Bass, Joseph Blackburn (1863-1934)People
Bass, Karen (1953- )People
Battle of Tularosa (14 May 1880)Events
Beaseley, Delilah Leonium (c.1867-1934)People
Beauchamp, Henry (1933-2013)People
Beaumont Race Riot, 1943Events
Beaver, Jefferson A. (1908-1991)People
Beavers, Jr., George (1892-1989)People
Beavers, Louise (1902-1962)People
Beckwith, Michael Bernard (1956- )People
Beckwourth, James Pierson (c. 1805 - 1866)People
Bell, Philip Alexander (1808-1889)People
Bellinger, Charles (1875-1937)People
Bellinger, Valmo (?-1994)People
Ben Gross (1921-- )People
Bennett, Chris H. (1943- )People
Berry Lawson Case (1938)Events
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, (1889- )Churches
Bethel AME Church, Reno, Nevada (1907– )Churches
Bickford, Sarah Gammon (1855-1931)People
Biggers, John Thomas (1924-2001)People
Biggs, Lodie (?--?)People
Biles, Simone Arianne (1997- )People
Bishop, Ruby (1919 - ) People
Black American West MuseumOrganizations
Black and Tan Club, The (1922-1966)Organizations
Black Arts/WestOrganizations
Black Lives Matter, Seattle Chapter (2014– )People
Black Panther Party's Free Breakfast Program (1969-1980)Organizations
Black Soldiers and Fort Huachuca, Arizona During World War IIOrganizations
Blackdom, New Mexico (1903-1930)People
Blackwell, Robert “Bumps” (1918-1985)People
Blair, Norvel (1825-1916)People
Bland, Sandra Annette (1987–2015)People
Bogle, Kathryn (1906-2003)People
Boley, Oklahoma (1903- )Places
Booker T. Washington Community Center, Spokane, Washington (1937-1948)People
Booker T. Washington's Visit to Spokane (1913)People
Booker Washington in Seattle, 1913People
Boone, Ashley A., Jr. (1938-1994)People
Boutelle, Frazier Augustus (1840-1924) People
Bowlegs, Billy/Holata Micco (1810-1864)People
Bowlegs, Caesar (ca. 1843–1912)People
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