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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
Fire Station 30, Los Angeles Fire Department (1924-1955)People
First African Methodist Episcopal Church, Los Angeles, California, (1872- )Churches
First African Methodist Episcopal Church, Seattle, Washington (1886- )Churches
First AME Church, Oakland (1858- )People
First Indian Home Guard RegimentOrganizations
First Kansas Colored Infantry (1862-1865)Organizations
Fisher, Abby (1832- ?)People
Fisher, Ada Lois Sipuel (1924-1995)People
Flake, Green (1828-1903)People
Fleming, George (1937- )People
Fleming, Thomas Courtney (1907-2006)People
Flipper, Henry Ossian (1856-1940)People
Flippin, George Albert (1868–1929)People
Flood, Elizabeth Thorn Scott (1828–1867)People
Flowers, Ruth Cave (1902-1980)People
Flowers, Theodore “Tiger”(1895-1927)People
Ford, Barney L. (1822-1902)People
Ford, Dr. Justina (1871-1952)People
Ford, Ezell (1988-2014)People
Fort Lawton (Seattle) “Riot” and POW Lynching, 1944Events
Fort Robinson, Nebraska (1874-1916)Places
Fort, Syvilla (1917-1975)People
Foster, Marcus A. (1923–1973)People
Fox, Tiger Jack (1907 - 1954)People
Frances Ellen Harper Branch of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (1891-1895)Organizations
Francis, Abner Hunt (1812?–1872)People
Francis, John (1946- )People
Francks, Cree Summer (1969– )People
Francois, Terry (1921-1989)People
Franklin, Buck Colbert (1879–1960)People
Franklin, Jesse (1817-1882)People
Franklin, Rosa (1927 - ) People
Freedmen's Town, Houston, Texas (1865- )People
Freeman, Joseph (1953– ) People
Freeman, Richard (?-1851)People
Freeway Rick Ross (1960- )People
Frenchtown, Houston, Texas (1922- )People
Frye, Marquette (1944-1986)People
Gabaldon, Nicolas Rolando ["Nick"] (1927-1951)People
Gaines, Matthew (1840 - 1900)People
Gant, Joe “Gans” (1874–1910)People
Gardner, Edward (1898-1966)People
Garrison, Zina (1963- )People
Garrott, Homer L. (1915-1998)People
Garrott, James H. (1897-1991)People
Garza, Alicia (1981- )People
Gatson, Dewey (AKA Rajo Jack DeSoto) (1905-1956)People
Gautier, Freddie Mae Hurd (1930–2001)People
Gayton, Gary D. (1933- )People
Gayton, John T. (1866-1954)People
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