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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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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
Bickford, Sarah Gammon (1855-1931)People
Biggers, John Thomas (1924-2001)People
Biggs, Lodie (?--?)People
Bishop, Ruby (1919 - ) People
Black American West MuseumOrganizations
Black and Tan Club, The (1922-1966)Organizations
Black Arts/WestOrganizations
Black Soldiers and Fort Huachuca, Arizona During World War IIOrganizations
Blackwell, Robert “Bumps” (1918-1985)People
Blair, Norvel (1825-1916)People
Bogle, Kathryn (1906-2003)People
Boley, Oklahoma (1903- )Places
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
Bradley, Tom (1917-1998)People
Branton, Leo, Jr. (1922-2013)People
Bray, Keve (1925--1972)People
Brewer, Carl (1957-- )People
Brewer, John Mason (1896-1975)People
Bridges, Leon (1932- )People
Bristow, Lonnie (1930- )People
Brooks, Carl (1908- ?)People
Broussard, Allen E. (1929-1996)People
Brown, Charlotte L. ( ? -- ?)People
Brown, Clara (1803–1885)People
Brown, Elaine (1943- )People
Brown, George L. (1926-2005)People
Brown, Grafton Tyler (1841-1918)People
Brown, Grafton Tyler (1841-1918)People
Brown, Odessa (1920-1969)People
Brownsville Affray, 1906People
Bruce, Henry Clay (1836-1902)People
Bruce’s Beach, Manhattan Beach, California (1920- )People
Bryant, Kobe (1978- )People
Buck, Warren (1946 - )People
Buckner-Webb, Cherie (1951- )People
Buffalo SoldiersOrganizations
Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Davis, Texas (1867–1885)Organizations
Buffalo Soldiers at Vancouver Barracks, Washington (1899-1900)Organizations
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