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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
Lomax, Almena (1915-2011)People
Los Angeles Forum (1903-1942)Organizations
Love, Mia (1975 - )People
Love, Nat (1854-1921)People
Lovick, John (1951- )People
Luke, Wing Chong (1925-1965)People
Luper, Clara (1923-2011)People
M.C. Hammer/Burrell, Stanley Kirk (1962- )People
MacBeth, Hugh Sr. (1884-1956)People
Mann, Earl (1886-1969)People
Mansfield (Texas) School Desegregation Incident (1955-1965)Events
Marchbanks, Lucretia (1832–1911)People
Marin City, California (1942- )Places
Marsh, Vivian Osborne (1897-1986)People
Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Center/Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (1971- )Places
Mason, Bridget “Biddy” (1818–1891)People
Mason, Dawn (1945- )People
Mathews, Meredith (1919-1992)People
Matthews, Miriam (1905–2003)People
Matthews, William Dominick (ca. 1833-ca. 1910)People
Maxey, Carl (1924-1997)People
Maxie, Peggy Joan (1936 - )People
Maxville, Oregon (1923-1945)Places
McAdoo, Benjamin (1920-1981)People
McCabe, Edward P. (1850-1920)People
McDaniel, Hattie (1895-1952)People
McDonald, William Madison (1866-1950)People
McFarlin, Annjennette Sophie (1935–2013) People
McGann, C. Steven (1951 - )People
McHenry, Gordon Alexander (1921-2001)People
McHenry, Jr., Gordon (1957- )People
McIver, Richard (1941-2013)People
McJunkin, George (1851-1922)People
McKinney, Louise Jones (1930–2012) People
McKinney, Samuel Berry (1926- )People
McLaurin, George W. (1887-1968)People
McNary, ArizonaPlaces
McNeely, Cecil "Big Jay" (1927- )People
McSmith, Blanche (1920-2006)People
Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCAPlaces
Merriwether, Raymond (1924–2011)People
Miller, Loren (1903-1967)People
Miller, M.D., Earl V. (1923-2005)People
Miller, Rosalie Reddick (1925-2005)People
Mills, Harold (1953- )People
Mitchell, Charles H. (1940 - )People
Monroe, George Frazier (c. 1844-1886)People
Montana Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs (1921-1972)Organizations
Moon, Harold Warren (1956- )People
Morris, Abe (1956- )People
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