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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
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, James Milton (1840-1915)People
Tullahassee Manual Labor School (1850-1924)Institutions
Tucker, Walter R., III (1957- )People
Tubbs, Michael (1990– )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, John Wendell (1949– )People
Thompson, Era Bell (1906-1986)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 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 Genesis Group of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1971– )Organizations
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 Bordentown School (1886–1955) Institutions
The Bloods (1972 - )Organizations
The African American Academy (1991–2009)People
The Advocate, Portland, Oregon (1903-1936)Misc
The (Tacoma, Washington) Black Collective (1970-- )Organizations
Texas Seminole ScoutsOrganizations
Texas College (1894-- )Institutions
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