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Online Encyclopedia: African American History, 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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Aaron, Henry Louis “Hank” (1934- )People
Abbott, Cleveland Leigh (1892–1955)People
Abbott, Robert Sengstacke (1870-1940)People
Abele, Julian F. (1881-1950)People
Abernathy, Ralph (1926-1990)People
Adams, Henry [Kentucky] (1802–1872)People
Adams, Henry [Louisiana] (1843 - ?)People
Adams, John Quincy ["J. Q."] (1848-1922)People
Adams, Victoria Jackson Gray (1926-2006)People
Adderley, Julian Edwin “Cannonball” (1928-1975)People
Adu, Freddy (1989-- )People
Aggrey, Orison Rudolph (1926- )People
Aiken, Kimberly (1975- )People
Ailey, Alvin (1931-1989)People
Albert, Octavia Victoria Rogers (1853-1890)People
Aldridge, Ira (1807-1867)People
Alexander, Archer (ca. 1810-1879)People
Alexander, Archie Alphonso (1888-1958)People
Alexander, Clifford L., Jr. (1933-)People
Alexander, Raymond Pace (1897-1974)People
Alexander, Sadie Tanner Mossell (1898-1989)People
Ali, Laila (1977- )People
Ali, Muhammad [aka Cassius Clay] (1942- )People
Allen, Macon Bolling (1816-1894)People
Allen, Norman Robert, Jr. (1957- )People
Allen, Sanford (1939- )People
Allen, Will (1948 -)People
Allen, William G. (1820- ?)People
Anderson, Caroline Still Wiley (1848-1919)People
Anderson, Charles A. "Chief" (1907-1996)People
Anderson, Charles W., Jr. (1907-1960)People
Anderson, Charles William (1866-1938)People
Anderson, Eddie "Rochester" (1905-1977)People
Anderson, Ernest (1916-1997)People
Anderson, Garland (1886-1939)People
Anderson, George B. (? --?)People
Anderson, Marian (1897-1993)People
Anderson, Osborne P. (1830-1872)People
Anderson, Violette Neatley (1882-1937)People
Angelou, Maya (1928-2014)People
Antoine, Caesar Carpenter (1836-1921)People
Applegate, Joseph R. (1925-2003)People
Archer, Dennis (1942- )People
Archer, Lee (1919-2010) People
Armstrong, Henry (1912-1988)People
Armstrong, Louis Daniel (1901-1971)People
Arrington, Richard (1934- )People
Arroyo, Martina (1936- )People
Arthur Braggs Idlewild Revue, The (1954-1964)People
Asante, Molefi Kete/Arthur Lee Smith Jr. (1942- )People
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