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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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Basquiat, Jean Michel (1960 –1988)People
Bassett, Ebenezer D. (1833-1908) People
Bates, Daisy (1914-1999)People
Bath, Patricia (1942- )People
Batson, Flora (1864-1906)People
Battle, Kathleen (1948- )People
Battle, Samuel James (1883-1966)People
Batts, Deborah (1947- )People
Bearden, Romare (1912-1988)People
Bechet, Sidney (1897-1959)People
Becton, Julius W., Jr. (1926- )People
Belafonte, Harry (1927- )People
Bell, Charles B., Jr. (1928-2010)People
Bell, Derrick Albert, Jr. (1930-2011)People
Bell, James Madison (1826-1902)People
Bell, James ["Cool Papa"] (1903-1991)People
Bell, Lasker (Las), Sr. (1928- )People
Belton, Sharon Sayles (1951- )People
Ben-Jochannan, Yosef (1918-2015)People
Benedict College []South Carolina] (1870- )People
Benjamin, Regina Marcia (1956– )People
Bennet, Rodney D. ( 19??- ) People
Bennett, Gwendolyn (1902-1981)People
Bennett, Lerone (1928- )People
Bentley, Gladys (1907-1960) People
Bernicat, Marcia Stephens Bloom (1957- )People
Berry, Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” (1926- )People
Berry, Halle (1968- )People
Berry, Mary Frances (1938- )People
Bertonneau, E. Arnold (1834-1912)People
Bethune, Mary Jane McLeod (1875-1955)People
Bevel, James (1936-2008)People
Bharucha-Reid, Albert T. (1927-1985)People
Bing, David (1943- )People
Binga, Jesse (1865-1950)People
Bishop, Sanford Dixon, Jr. (1947--)People
Bivins, Horace W. (1862-1937)People
Blackwell, David Harold (1919-2010)People
Blackwell, John Kenneth (1948- )People
Blackwell, Lucien E. (1931- )People
Blackwell, Otis (1932-2002)People
Blackwell, Unita (1933- )People
Blake, Eubie (1883-1983)People
Blakey, Art (1919-1990)People
Bland, Bobby “Blue” (1930-2013)People
Bland, James A. (1854-1911)People
Blassingame, John W. (1940-2000)People
Blayton, Jesse B., Sr. (1879-1977)People
Blige, Mary J. (1971- )People
Bluford, Guion Stewart, Jr. ["Guy"] (1942- )People
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