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Online Encyclopedia: African American History in the West, Places

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
African American Academy (1991-2009)Places
Allensworth, CaliforniaPlaces
Boley, Oklahoma (1903- )Places
Camp George JordanPlaces
Camp Nizhoni (1924-1945)Places
Centralia, WashingtonPlaces
Cologne, TexasPlaces
Coon Chicken InnPlaces
Dearfield, ColoradoPlaces
Deer Lake ParkPlaces
Denver's Five PointsPlaces
DeWitty/Audacious, Nebraska (1908-- )Places
Dunbar Hotel (1928- )Places
East Palo Alto, California (1925- )Places
Eureka Villa\Val VerdePlaces
Fifth Ward, Houston, Texas (1866- )Places
Fort Robinson, Nebraska (1874-1916)Places
Hunters Point (San Francisco)Places
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (1969- )Places
Marin City, California (1942- )Places
Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Center/Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (1971- )Places
Maxville, Oregon (1923-1945)Places
McNary, ArizonaPlaces
Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCAPlaces
Moulin RougePlaces
Murray’s Dude Ranch, Apple Valley, California (1922–1960)Places
Nicodemus, Kansas (1877- )Places
Odessa Brown Children's ClinicPlaces
Pacific Beach Club (1926)Places
Peyton Colony, Texas (estab. 1865)Places
Quindaro, Kansas Territory (1857-1862)Places
Roslyn, Washington (1886-- )Places
Sinclair Park, Kitsap County, Washington (1943-1948)Places
The Houston Negro Hospital\Riverside General Hospital (1926- )Places
The Inkwell, Santa Monica, California (1905-1964)Places
The Settlement (Galveston County, Texas) (1867-1953)Places
Vanport, Oregon (1942-1948)Places
Watts, Los Angeles (1903- )Places
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