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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
United Construction Workers AssociationOrganizations
United Civil Rights Committee, Los Angeles (1963- 1966?)Organizations
United Black Front (UBF) or Black United Front (BUF)Organizations
Union Bethel AME Church, Great Falls, Montana (1890- )Institutions
Ubangi BlackhawksOrganizations
Twine, William Henry (1862-1933)People
Turner, James Milton (1840-1915)People
Tullahassee Manual Labor School (1850-1924)Institutions
Tucker, Walter R., III (1957- )People
Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church (1890- )Institutions
Travis, Geraldine Washington (1931- )People
Townsend, William Bolden (1854-1917)People
Tolson, Melvin B. (1898-1966)People
Tolbert, James Lionel (1926-2013)People
Todd, Lucinda “Cindy” Wilson (1903-1996)People
Tillman, Katherine Davis Chapman(1870- ?)People
Thurman, Howard (1900-1981)People
Thompson, Noah (1878-?)People
Thompson, Era Bell (1906-1986)People
Thomas, Constance Allen Pitter (1917-2006)People
The Wapato Race Riot, 1938Events
The Tie Breaker Ruling in Perspective: A Plaintiff Looks Back on the Historic U.S. Supreme Court Decision of 2007Events
The Settlement (Galveston County, Texas) (1867-1953)Places
The Omaha Courthouse Lynching of 1919People
The New Age, Portland, OR (1896-1907)Misc
The Montana Plaindealer, Helena (1906-1911)Misc
The Inkwell, Santa Monica, California (1905-1964)Places
The Houston Negro Hospital\Riverside General Hospital (1926- )Places
The Crips (1971? - ) Organizations
The Conventions of Colored Citizens of the State of California (1855-1865) Events
The Colored Citizen, Helena, Montana (1894)Misc
The California Fair Housing Act\The Rumford Act (1963-1968)Misc
The Bloods (1972 - )Organizations
The Advocate, Portland, Oregon (1903-1936)Misc
The (Tacoma, Washington) Black Collective (1970-- )Organizations
Texas Seminole ScoutsOrganizations
Texas College (1894-- )Institutions
Temple, Ruth Janetta (1892-1984)People
Taylor, Michelle (1992- )People
Taylor, Hobart T., Sr. (1890-1972)People
Tate, Ulysses Simpson (1900-1968)People
Tanner, Jack (1919-2006)People
Tanner Chapel AME Church (1887- )Institutions
Sweatt, Heman Marion (1912-1982)People
Sul-Te-Wan, Madame (Nellie Conley) 1873-1959People
Sue K. Brown (1948- )People
Stuart, John H. (1854-1910)People
Strode, Woodrow Wilson Woolwine ["Woody"] (1914-1994)People
Streeter, Mel (1931-2006)People
Stokes, Frank A. ( ? -1950)People
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