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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
Seattle Royal Giants (1928-1945)Organizations
Seattle Civic Unity CommitteeOrganizations
Scott, Tyree (1940-2003)People
Scott, Jarvis Lavonne (1947-- )People
Scott, Gregory Kellam (1948- )People
Scott, Benny (1945–2009)People
Scarborough, Danny (1947-1989)People
Sanderson, Jeremiah (1821-1875)People
Sampson, Charles O. (1957- )People
Saint Peter Claver Church, San Antonio, Texas (1888- )Institutions
Saint James AME Church, Helena, Montana (1888- )Institutions
Ryan, Ella & JohnPeople
Russell, Millie L. (1926- )People
Russell, Clayton D. (1910-1981)People
Rushing, James Andrew “Jimmy”(1902-1972)People
Rumford, William Byron, Sr. (1908-1986)People
Ruby, George Thompson (1841-1882)People
Roston, James A. (1864-1924)People
Ross, Michael K. (1941-2007)People
Ross, Fordie (1914–2014)People
Roslyn, Washington (1886-- )Places
Rose, Edward (c. 1780- c. 1833)People
Romar, Lorenzo (1958- )People
Rolland III, Charles (1951-2012)People
Rodney King Riot, Los Angeles (1992)People
Robison, William (1821-1899) People
Robinson, Matthew MacKenzie "Mack" (1912-2000)People
Robinson, Jack (Jackie) Roosevelt (1919–1972)People
Robinson, Georgia Ann Hill (1879–1961)People
Robinson, Cedric (1940-2016)People
Roberts, Frederick M. (1879-1952)People
Robert Lloyd Smith (1861-1942)People
Robert Browning Flippin (1903–1963) People
Rivers, Joseph D.D.(1856?-1937)People
Ringold, Millie (1845-1906)People
Riley, George Putnam (1833-1905)People
Ricketts, Matthew Oliver (1853-1917)People
Richardson, Sr., Clifton (1892- 1939)People
Richardson, Laura (1962- )People
Rice, Norm (1943- )People
Rice, Constance Williams (1945- )People
Rice, Claudius William (1892?-1973) People
Rhue, Sylvia (1947- )People
Rhodes, J. Steven (1951- )People
Rhimes, Shonda (1970- )People
Reeves, Bass (1838-1910)People
Reed, Emmett B. (1878-1961)People
Rector, Sarah (1902–1967)People
Rayner, John B. (1850-1918)People
Ray, Emma (1859-1930)People
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