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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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James, Joseph (? -- ?)People
Jarvis Christian College (1912- )Institutions
Jefferson, Silas (1835-1913)People
Jeffries, Herbert “Herb” (1913-2014)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, Gregory Lee (1945- )People
Johnson, James Coody (1864-1927)People
Johnson, Kevin Maurice (1966- )People
Johnson, Raymond L., Sr. (1922-2011)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
Joseph, Emmanuel Francis (1900–1979) People
Joyner, Florence Griffith (1959-1998)People
July, Johanna (1857?-1946?)People
Juneteenth: The Birth of an African American HolidayEvents
Kaepernick, Colin Rand (1987- )People
Kansas Emancipation League (1862)Organizations
Kansas Freedman's Relief Association (1879-1881)Organizations
Kansas Industrial and Educational Institute (1895-1919)Organizations
Kansas State Colored Convention (1863)Events
Kelly, James (c. 1839-1912)People
Kelly, Samuel Eugene (1926-2009)People
Kennard, William Earl (1957– )People
Kimbrough, Jack J. (1908–1992)People
Kinchlow, Ben (1846?-1939?)People
King County Colored Republican Club (1915-1945)People
King, John Q. Taylor, Sr. (1921-2011)People
King, Marjorie Edwina Pitter (1921-1996)People
King, Rodney (1965-2012)People
Knight, Marion Hugh, Jr. “Suge” (1965- )People
Knowles, Beyoncé Giselle (1981- )People
Lai, Carlotta Stewart (1881-1952)People
Langston City HeraldOrganizations
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (1969- )Places
Langston University (1898-- )Institutions
Lavizzo, Blanche Sellers (1925-1984)People
Lavizzo, Dr. Philip V. (1917-1972)People
Lawrence, Jacob & Gwendolyn KnightPeople
Leary, Sherrard Lewis (1835-1859)People
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