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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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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
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
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
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