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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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Flowers, Theodore “Tiger”(1895-1927)People
Ford, Barney L. (1822-1902)People
Ford, Dr. Justina (1871-1952)People
Fort, Syvilla (1917-1975)People
Foster, Marcus A. (1923–1973)People
Fox, Tiger Jack (1907 - 1954)People
Francis, Abner Hunt (1812?–1872)People
Francois, Terry (1921-1989)People
Franklin, Buck Colbert (1879–1960)People
Franklin, Jesse (1817-1882)People
Franklin, Rosa (1927 - ) People
Frye, Marquette (1944-1986)People
Gabaldon, Nicolas Rolando ["Nick"] (1927-1951)People
Gaines, Matthew (1840 - 1900)People
Gant, Joe “Gans” (1874–1910)People
Gardner, Edward (1898-1966)People
Garrison, Zina (1963- )People
Gatson, Dewey (AKA Rajo Jack DeSoto) (1905-1956)People
Gautier, Freddie Mae Hurd (1930–2001)People
Gayton, Gary D. (1933- )People
Gayton, John T. (1866-1954)People
Gebre, Tefere (1968–)People
George, Sugar T. (1827-1900)People
Gibbs, Mifflin Wistar (1823-1915)People
Gideon, Russell S. (1904-1985)People
Gipson, Carl (1924– )People
Gleaton, Tony (1948-2015)People
Glover, Danny (1946- )People
Goodlett, Carlton B. (1914-1997)People
Gordly, Avel Louise (1947- )People
Gordon, Taylor Emmanuel (1893-1971)People
Gordon, Walter Arthur (1894-1976)People
Gossett, Larry (1945-- )People
Graves, Letitia A. (1863-1952)People
Green, Alexander “Al” (1947 - )People
Grier, William H. (1926-2015)People
Griffin, Adolphus D. (1868-1916)People
Griffin, Noah Webster (1896-1974)People
Griffin, Noah Webster Jr. (1946– )People
Griffith, Jr., Thomas E. ( ?-? )People
Griggs, Sutton Elbert (1872-1933)People
Grose, William (1835-1898)People
Groves, Junius George (1859-1925)People
Guinn, Dr. Edward W. (1925- )People
Hale, Helene H. (1918-2013)People
Hall, Abram Thompson, Jr. (1851-1951)People
Hall, Henry Boyd (1899-1974) People
Hardin, William Jefferson (1831-1889)People
Hardy, Henry Cohen ( ? --- ? )People
Harrell, Bruce (1958 - ) People
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