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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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Scott, Benny (1945–2009)People
Scarborough, Danny (1947-1989)People
Sanderson, Jeremiah (1821-1875)People
Sampson, Charles O. (1957- )People
Ryan, Ella & JohnPeople
Russell, Millie L. (1926- )People
Russell, Clayton D. (1910-1981)People
Rushing, James Andrew “Jimmy”(1902-1972)People
Rumford, William Byron, Sr. (1908-1986)People
Ruby, George Thompson (1841-1882)People
Roston, James A. (1864-1924)People
Ross, Michael K. (1941-2007)People
Ross, Fordie (1914–2014)People
Rose, Edward (c. 1780- c. 1833)People
Romar, Lorenzo (1958- )People
Rolland III, Charles (1951-2012)People
Rodney King Riot, Los Angeles (1992)People
Robison, William (1821-1899) People
Robinson, Matthew MacKenzie "Mack" (1912-2000)People
Robinson, Jack (Jackie) Roosevelt (1919–1972)People
Robinson, Georgia Ann Hill (1879–1961)People
Robinson, Cedric (1940-2016)People
Roberts, Frederick M. (1879-1952)People
Robert Lloyd Smith (1861-1942)People
Robert Browning Flippin (1903–1963) People
Rivers, Joseph D.D.(1856?-1937)People
Ringold, Millie (1845-1906)People
Riley, George Putnam (1833-1905)People
Ricketts, Matthew Oliver (1853-1917)People
Richardson, Sr., Clifton (1892- 1939)People
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
Ramsey, George A. (1889–1963)People
Raines, Franklin (1949- )People
Ragsdale, Lincoln J., Sr. (1926-1995)People
Ragsdale, Eleanor Dickey (1926-1998)People
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