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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
Ware, Flo (1912-1981)People
Walton, James L. (1939- )People
Wallace, Daniel Webster (1860-1939)People
Walker, Tristan (1984– )People
Walker, Arthur Bertram Cuthbert, Jr. (1936-2001)People
Waldron, Frank (1890-1955)People
Wagoner, Henry O. (1816-1901)People
Vernon, William Tecumseh (1871-1944)People
Veasey, Marc (1971– )People
Vanport, Oregon (1942-1948)Places
Unthank, Dr. DeNorval (1899-1977)People
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
Tyson, Bernard J. (1959- )People
Twine, William Henry (1862-1933)People
Turner, Sylvester (1954- )People
Turner, James Milton (1840-1915)People
Tullahassee Manual Labor School (1850-1924)Institutions
Tucson Race Riot (1967)Events
Tucker, Walter R., III (1957- )People
Tubbs, Michael (1990– )People
Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church (1890- )Institutions
Travis, Joe (1815- ?)People
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, Klay Alexander (1990- )People
Thompson, John Wendell (1949– )People
Thompson, Era Bell (1906-1986)People
Thompson, Donnis Hazel (1933-2009)People
Thomas, Constance Allen Pitter (1917-2006)People
The Wyoming Black Fourteen (1969)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 Texas Western Miners (1966)People
The Symbionese Liberation Army (1973–1975)People
The Slave Revolt in the Cherokee Nation (1842)Events
The Settlement (Galveston County, Texas) (1867-1953)Places
The Robert Nero Controversy (1983- )People
The Oscar Grant (Oakland) Protests, 2009-2011Events
The Omaha Courthouse Lynching of 1919People
The New Age, Portland, OR (1896-1907)Misc
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