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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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Jackson, John Hiram (1912-1997)People
Jackson, Joseph SylvesterPeople
Jackson, Lydia Flood (1862-1963)People
Jackson, Maynard, Sr. (1898-1953)People
Jackson, Oliver Toussaint (1862–1948)People
Jackson, Rev. Mance (1931-2007)People
Jackson-Lee, Sheila (1950 - )People
Jacobs, Alma S. (1916-1997)People
James & Lydia SimsPeople
James, Jane Elizabeth Manning (1813-1908)People
James, Joseph (? -- ?)People
Jefferson, Silas (1835-1913)People
Jeffries, Herbert “Herb” (1913-2014)People
Jenkins, Harold “Slim” (1890-1967)People
Jennings, Gladys (1925- )People
Johnson, Charles (1948-- )People
Johnson, Charles V. (1928- )People
Johnson, Dorthy (1945- ) People
Johnson, George Marion (1900-1989)People
Johnson, Gregory Lee (1945- )People
Johnson, James Coody (1864-1927)People
Johnson, Kevin Maurice (1966- )People
Johnson, Raymond L., Sr. (1922-2011)People
Jones, Addison (ca. 1845-1926)People
Jones, David “Deacon” (1938-2013)People
Jones, Dora (1890-1972)People
Jones, Lucy (Lucile) Berkeley Buchanan (1884-1989)People
Jones, Opal C.( ? -- ?)People
Jones, Richard A. (1950- )People
Jordan, Barbara (1936-1996)People
Jordan, George (1849?-1904)People
Joseph, Emmanuel Francis (1900–1979) People
Joyner, Florence Griffith (1959-1998)People
July, Johanna (1857?-1946?)People
Kaepernick, Colin Rand (1987- )People
Kelly, James (c. 1839-1912)People
Kelly, Samuel Eugene (1926-2009)People
Kennard, William Earl (1957– )People
Kimbrough, Jack J. (1908–1992)People
Kinchlow, Ben (1846?-1939?)People
King County Colored Republican Club (1915-1945)People
King, John Q. Taylor, Sr. (1921-2011)People
King, Marjorie Edwina Pitter (1921-1996)People
King, Rodney (1965-2012)People
Knight, Marion Hugh, Jr. “Suge” (1965- )People
Knowles, Beyoncé Giselle (1981- )People
Ladies' Refugee Aid Society (1864)People
Lai, Carlotta Stewart (1881-1952)People
Lavizzo, Blanche Sellers (1925-1984)People
Lavizzo, Dr. Philip V. (1917-1972)People
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