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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
McDaniel, Hattie (1895-1952)People
McDonald, William Madison (1866-1950)People
McFarlin, Annjennette Sophie (1935–2013) 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, Ray (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
Morrison, George (1891-1974)People
Morrow, Isaac (1940--)People
Moss, Harold (1929- )People
Mother’s Day Disturbance, 1969Events
Moulin RougePlaces
Mount Zion Baptist Church, Seattle, Washington (1890- )Institutions
Mozique, Edward "Sancho" (1849-1951)People
Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Tucson, Arizona (1900- ) Institutions
Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Albuquerque, New Mexico (1899- )Institutions
Murray’s Dude Ranch, Apple Valley, California (1922–1960)Places
Nabrit, Samuel Milton (1905-2003)People
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Vancouver BranchOrganizations
Neal, Annie Box (1870–1950)People
Neal, William “Curly” (1849 –1936)People
Negro Musicians’ Union, Local 493, SeattlePeople
Negro Repertory Company (Seattle) 1936-1939Organizations
Negro Victory Committee (1941-1945)Organizations
New Mexico Territory Slave Code (1859-1867)Misc
Nickerson, William (1879-1945)People
Nicodemus, Kansas (1877- )Places
Niles, John Wayne (1842 -- ?)People
Nixon, Lawrence A. (1883-1966)People
Nobles, John (c. 1880s-c. 1940s)People
Northwest Black Pioneers (1987- )Organizations
Northwest Enterprise (1920-1954?)Organizations
Oden, Ron (1950- )People
Odessa Brown Children's ClinicPlaces
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