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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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Ross, Diana (1944- )People
Ross-Lee, Barbara (1942- )People
Roudanez, Louis Charles (1823-1890)People
Rowan, Carl T. (1925–2000)People
Roxborough, John W. (1892-1975)People
Royall, Belinda (1712- ? )People
Rucker, Darius Carlos (1966- )People
Rudolph, Wilma (1940-1994)People
Ruffin, George Lewis (1834-1886)People
Ruffin, Josephine St. Pierre (1842 - 1924)People
Ruggles, David (1810-1849)People
Run-D.M.C.People
Rush, Bobby L. (1946- )People
Russell, Bill (1934- )People
Russell, Edwin Roberts (1913-1996)People
Russell, Herman J. (1930- )People
Russwurm, John (1799-1851)People
Rustin, Bayard (1910-1987)People
Ruth, William Chester (1882-1971)People
Rutling, Thomas (1854—1915)People
Saddler, Joseph/Grandmaster Flash (1958 - )People
Said, Omar Ibn (1770-1864)People
Salem Baptist Church, Alton, Illinois (1819- )People
Salem, Peter (ca.1750 -1816)People
Sampson, Edith Spurlock (1901-1979)People
Sampson, Henry Thomas (1934- )People
Sanchez, Sonia (1934- )People
Sanders, Mingo (1857-1929)People
Sanders, Robin Renee (1955- )People
Sands, Diana (1934-1973)People
Satcher, David (1941- )People
Saunders, Prince (1775–1839)People
Savage, Augusta (1892-1962)People
Savage, Augustus Alexander, “Gus” (1925 - )People
Savage, W. Sherman (1890-1981)People
Savary, Joseph (? — 1800's)People
Sayers, Gale Eugene (1943 - )People
Scarborough, William S. (1852-1926)People
Schmoke, Kurt L. (1949- )People
Schomburg, Arturo Alfonso (1874-1938)People
Schuyler, George (1895-1977)People
Schuyler, Phillippa Duke (1931-1967)People
Scott, Benjamin Franklin (1922-2000)People
Scott, David (1946- )People
Scott, Dred (1795-1858)People
Scott, Emmett J. (1873-1957)People
Scott, Gloria Dean Randle (1938- ) People
Scott, Harriet Robinson (ca. 1820-1876)People
Scott, Hazel (1920-1981)People
Scott, Nathan A. (1925-2006)People
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