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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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Richardson, Laura (1962- )People
Rice, Norm (1943- )People
Rice, Constance Williams (1945- )People
Rice, Claudius William (1892?-1973) People
Rhue, Sylvia (1947- )People
Rhodes, J. Steven (1951- )People
Rhimes, Shonda (1970- )People
Reeves, Bass (1838-1910)People
Reed, Emmett B. (1878-1961)People
Rector, Sarah (1902–1967)People
Rayner, John B. (1850-1918)People
Ray, Emma (1859-1930)People
Ray, Charles Aaron (1945- )People
Rawles, George Washington (1845–1922)People
Rashad, Phylicia (1948- )People
Ransom, Riley Andrew, Sr. (1886-1951)People
Raines, Franklin (1949- )People
Ragsdale, Lincoln J., Sr. (1926-1995)People
Ragsdale, Eleanor Dickey (1926-1998)People
Quasim, Lyle (1943- ) People
Purce, Thomas L. (1946- )People
Pugh, Mary E. (1959- )People
Prosper, Pierre-Richard (1963– )People
Prioleau, George (1856-1927)People
Prim, John E. (1898-1961)People
Price M. Cobbs (1926- )People
Preddy, Sarann Knight (1920- )People
Pratt , Edwin T. (1930-1969)People
Poole, Cecil F. (1914-1997) People
Pleasant, Mary Ellen (1814-1904)People
Plan of San Diego, 1915People
Pitts, Riley Leroy (1937–1967)People
Pittman, Tarea Hall (1903-1991)People
Pitre, Clayton (1924- ) People
Pierce, Roger Dwayne (1951--)People
Pico, Pio de Jesus (1801-1894)People
Pickett, Bill (1870-1932)People
Phelps, Donald G. (1929-2003)People
Pettigrew, Eric (1960 - ) People
Perry, Pettis (1897-1965)People
Perkins, Edward Joseph, Jr. (1928- )People
Pegg, John Grant (1869-1916)People
Peace, Hazel Harvey (1903-2008)People
Parker, Maurice S. (1949- )People
Pandit, Korla (1921-1998) (aka Redd, John Roland, aka Rolando, Juan)People
Palmer, Ben (c. 1817- 1908)People
Page, Inman Edward (1853-1936)People
Owens, Robert Curry (1860--?)People
Owens, Charles (?-1882)People
Overton, Sarah Massey (1850-1914)People
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