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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
Hudson, H. Claude (1886-1989)People
Hundley, Walter R. (1929-2002)People
Hunters Point (San Francisco)Places
Huston-Tillotson University (1881- )Institutions
Hutchins, Hutchen R. (1903-1990)People
Ice Cube/Jackson, O’Shea (1969- )People
Ice-T/Marrow, Tracy Lauren (1958- )People
Ikard, Bose (1847-1929)People
Isaacs, Cheryl Boone (1949---)People
Jackson Street Community Council (1946-1967)Organizations
Jackson, Fay (1902-1988)People
Jackson, George (1941-1971)People
Jackson, James Lloyd (1920-2008)People
Jackson, Joe Winston (1933- )People
Jackson, John Hiram (1912-1997)People
Jackson, Joseph SylvesterPeople
Jackson, Lydia Flood (1862-1963)People
Jackson, Maynard, Sr. (1898-1953)People
Jackson, Oliver Toussaint (1862–1948)People
Jackson, Rev. Mance (1931-2007)People
Jackson-Lee, Sheila (1950 - )People
Jacobs, Alma S. (1916-1997)People
James & Lydia SimsPeople
James v. Marinship (1944)Misc
James, Jane Elizabeth Manning (1813-1908)People
James, Joseph (? -- ?)People
Jarvis Christian College (1912- )Institutions
Jefferson, Silas (1835-1913)People
Jenkins, Harold “Slim” (1890-1967)People
Jennings, Gladys (1925- )People
John Brown’s Christmas Raid into Missouri 1858Events
Johnson, Charles (1948-- )People
Johnson, Charles V. (1928- )People
Johnson, Dorthy (1945 - ) People
Johnson, George Marion (1900-1989)People
Johnson, James Coody (1864-1927)People
Johnson, Kevin Maurice (1966- )People
Jones, Addison (ca. 1845-1926)People
Jones, David “Deacon” (1938-2013)People
Jones, Lucy (Lucile) Berkeley Buchanan (1884-1989)People
Jones, Opal C.( ? -- ?)People
Jordan, Barbara (1936-1996)People
Jordan, George (1849?-1904)People
Joyner, Florence Griffith (1959-1998)People
July, Johanna (1857?-1946?)People
JuneteenthEvents
Juneteenth: The Birth of an African American HolidayEvents
Kansas Emancipation League (1862)Organizations
Kansas Freedman's Relief Association (1879-1881)Organizations
Kansas Industrial and Educational Institute (1895-1919)Organizations
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