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Online Encyclopedia: African American History in the West, People

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
Boutelle, Frazier Augustus (1840-1924) People
Bowlegs, Billy/Holata Micco (1810-1864)People
Bowlegs, Caesar (ca. 1843–1912)People
Bradley, Tom (1917-1998)People
Bray, Keve (1925--1972)People
Brewer, Carl (1957-- )People
Brewer, John Mason (1896-1975)People
Bridges, Leon (1932- )People
Bristow, Lonnie (1930- )People
Brooks, Carl (1908- ?)People
Broussard, Allen E. (1929-1996)People
Brown, Charlotte L. ( ? -- ?)People
Brown, Clara (1803–1885)People
Brown, Elaine (1943- )People
Brown, George L. (1926-2005)People
Brown, Grafton Tyler (1841-1918)People
Brown, Grafton Tyler (1841-1918)People
Brown, Odessa (1920-1969)People
Brownsville Affray, 1906People
Bruce, Henry Clay (1836-1902)People
Bruce’s Beach, Manhattan Beach, California (1920- )People
Bryant, Kobe (1978- )People
Buck, Warren (1946 - )People
Buckner-Webb, Cherie (1951- )People
Buffalo Soldiers in Montana (1888-1898)People
Burdett, Dr. Samuel (1849- ? )People
Burgess, Franklin D. (1935-2010)People
Burton, Phillip (1915-1995)People
Burton, Walter Moses (1829?-1913)People
Bush, George (1789?-1863)People
Bush, William Owen (1832-1907)People
Byrd, Harriet Elizabeth “Liz” (1926- )People
Campbell, Bertha Pitts (1889-1990)People
Campbell, Charles M. (1918-1986)People
Campbell, Sarah A. (1823-1888)People
Campbell, Sr., Cloves (1930-2004)People
Cannady, Beatrice Hulon Morrow (1889-1974)People
Canson, Virna Mae (1921-2003)People
Carrere, Mentis (1891-1989)People
Carter, Leslie “Wildcat” (1909-1985)People
Carter, Margaret Louise (1935- )People
Cassey, Peter William (1831- ?)People
Caver, Vivian Leona (1928 - )People
Cayton, Horace Roscoe (1859-1940)People
Cayton, Horace Roscoe, Jr. (1903-1970)People
Cayton, Revels (1907-1995)People
Cayton, Susie Revels (1870-1943)People
Ceruti, E. Burton (1875-1927)People
Chambers, Ernest William (1937- )People
Chase, Eleanor Barrow (1918-2002)People
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