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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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Watts, Los Angeles (1903- )Places
Vanport, Oregon (1942-1948)Places
The Settlement (Galveston County, Texas) (1867-1953)Places
The Inkwell, Santa Monica, California (1905-1964)Places
The Houston Negro Hospital\Riverside General Hospital (1926- )Places
Sinclair Park, Kitsap County, Washington (1943-1948)Places
Roslyn, Washington (1886-- )Places
Quindaro, Kansas Territory (1857-1862)Places
Peyton Colony, Texas (estab. 1865)Places
Pacific Beach Club (1926)Places
Odessa Brown Children's ClinicPlaces
Nicodemus, Kansas (1877- )Places
Murray’s Dude Ranch, Apple Valley, California (1922–1960)Places
Moulin RougePlaces
Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCAPlaces
McNary, ArizonaPlaces
Maxville, Oregon (1923-1945)Places
Martin Luther King, Jr. Medical Center/Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (1971- )Places
Marin City, California (1942- )Places
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (1969- )Places
Hunters Point (San Francisco)Places
Fort Robinson, Nebraska (1874-1916)Places
Fifth Ward, Houston, Texas (1866- )Places
Eureka Villa\Val VerdePlaces
East Palo Alto, California (1925- )Places
Dunbar Hotel (1928- )Places
DeWitty/Audacious, Nebraska (1908-- )Places
Denver's Five PointsPlaces
Deer Lake ParkPlaces
Deep Greenwood (Tulsa), Oklahoma (1906–)Places
Dearfield, ColoradoPlaces
Coon Chicken InnPlaces
Cologne, TexasPlaces
Centralia, WashingtonPlaces
Camp Nizhoni (1924-1945)Places
Camp George JordanPlaces
Boley, Oklahoma (1903- )Places
Allensworth, CaliforniaPlaces
Albina, Portland (1870- )Places
African American Academy (1991-2009)Places
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