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Online Encyclopedia: African American History, Organizations

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
100 Black Men of America, Inc.Organizations
1st Louisiana Native Guard, CSA (1861-1862)Organizations
1st Louisiana Native Guard, USA / Corps d’Afrique (1862-1863)Organizations
1st Rhode Island RegimentOrganizations
32nd and 33rd WAACS Headquarters Companies (World War II)Organizations
369th Infantry Regiment “Harlem Hellfighters”Organizations
54th Massachusetts Infantry (1863-1865)Organizations
761st Tank Battalion (1942-45)Organizations
92nd Infantry Division, (1917–1919, 1942–1945)Organizations
African Blood Brotherhood (1919-1924)Organizations
African Company / African Grove TheatreOrganizations
Afro-American Council (1898-1907)Organizations
Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights (ACMHR)Organizations
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (1908- )Organizations
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (1906- )Organizations
Alvin Ailey Dance TheaterOrganizations
American Colonization Society (1816-1964) Organizations
American League of Colored Laborers (1850 - ?)Organizations
American Negro Academy (1897-1924)Organizations
American Negro Theatre (1940 - mid 1950's)Organizations
Anita Bush PlayersOrganizations
Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (1965– )Organizations
Atlanta Negro Voters League Organizations
Birmingham Black BaronsOrganizations
Black and Tan RepublicansOrganizations
Black Entertainment Television (BET) (1980-- )Organizations
Black Lives Matter, Syracuse Chapter (2015- )Organizations
Black Panther PartyOrganizations
Black Star Line (1919-1923)Organizations
Black Swan Records (1921-1923)Organizations
BlackPast.org (2007-- )Organizations
Blackstone Rangers/ Black P. Stone Nation/El Rukns (c. 1957--c. 2000)Organizations
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (1925–1978)Organizations
Brown Fellowship Society (1790--1945)Organizations
Buffalo Soldiers in Vermont (1909-1913)Organizations
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (1865-1872)Organizations
C.R. Patterson & Sons Company (1893-1939)Organizations
Chicago Defender (1905- )Organizations
Civil Rights Congress (1946-1956)Organizations
Colored Players, The (1926-1929)Organizations
Colored Refugee Relief Board (1879-1880)Organizations
Combahee River Collective (1974-1980)Organizations
Congress of Racial Equality (1942)Organizations
Congressional Black Caucus (1971-- )Organizations
Cotton Club of Harlem (1923- )Organizations
Council of Federated Organizations (1962-1965)Organizations
Council on African Affairs (1942-1955)Organizations
Deacons for Defense and JusticeOrganizations
Def Jam Records (1984- )Organizations
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (1913- )Organizations
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