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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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Purce, Thomas L. (1946- )People
Pugh, Mary E. (1959- )People
Prioleau, George (1856-1927)People
Prim, John E. (1898-1961)People
Preddy, Sarann Knight (1920- )People
Pratt , Edwin T. (1930-1969)People
Prairie View A&M University (1878-- )Institutions
Port Chicago Mutiny (1944)Events
Poole, Cecil F. (1914-1997) People
Pleasant, Mary Ellen (1814-1904)People
Plan of San Diego, 1915People
Pitts, Riley Leroy (1937–1967)People
Pittman, Tarea Hall (1903-1991)People
Pitre, Clayton (1924- ) People
Pico, Pio de Jesus (1801-1894)People
Pickett, Bill (1870-1932)People
Phoenix's Thanksgiving Day Riot, 1942Events
Phillips Chapel CME Church, Las Cruces, New Mexico (1911- ) Institutions
Phelps, Donald G. (1929-2003)People
Peyton Colony, Texas (estab. 1865)Places
Pettigrew, Eric (1960 - ) People
Perry, Pettis (1897-1965)People
Pegg, John Grant (1869-1916)People
Peace, Hazel Harvey (1903-2008)People
Paul Quinn College (1872- )Institutions
Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 (2007)Events
Pandit, Korla (1921-1998) (aka Redd, John Roland, aka Rolando, Juan)People
Palmer, Ben (c. 1817- 1908)People
Page, Inman Edward (1853-1936)People
Pacific Beach Club (1926)Places
Owens, Robert Curry (1860--?)People
Owens, Charles (?-1882)People
Overton, Sarah Massey (1850-1914)People
Otis, Johnny (1921 –2012)People
Opothleyohola's Exodus to Kansas (Nov. 1861-Jan. 1862)Events
Operation EquityMisc
Oklahoma City Blue Devils (1923-1933)Organizations
Odessa Brown Children's ClinicPlaces
Oden, Ron (1950- )People
Northwest Enterprise (1920-1954?)Organizations
Northwest Black Pioneers (1987- )Organizations
Nobles, John (c. 1880s-c. 1940s)People
Nixon, Lawrence A. (1883-1966)People
Niles, John Wayne (1842 -- ?)People
Nicodemus, Kansas (1877- )Places
Nickerson, William (1879-1945)People
New Mexico Territory Slave Code (1859-1867)Misc
Negro Victory Committee (1941-1945)Organizations
Negro Repertory Company (Seattle) 1936-1939Organizations
Negro Musicians’ Union, Local 493, SeattlePeople
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