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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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Randolph, Lillian (1915-1980)People
Rangel, Charles Bernard (1930- )People
Ransier, Alonzo J. (1834-1882)People
Ransom, Reverdy Cassius (1861-1959)People
Rapier, James Thomas (1837-1883)People
Raspberry, William James (1935-2012)People
Ray, Charles B. (1807-1886)People
Ray, Charlotte E. (1850-1911)People
Razaf, Andy (1895–1973)People
Reagon, Bernice Johnson (1942- )People
Reason, Charles Lewis (1818-1893)People
Reddick, Eunice S. (1951- )People
Reddick, Lawrence Dunbar (1910-1995)People
Redding, J. Saunders (1906-1988)People
Redding, Otis (1941-1967)People
Reed, Ellis (Eli) (1946- ) People
Reed, Frankie A. (1954- ) People
Reed, George Warren, Jr. (1920-2015)People
Reed, Ishmael (1938 - )People
Reed, Judy W. (c. 1826- ? )People
Reed-Rowe, Helen (1949- )People
Reid, Ira de Augustine (1901-1968)People
Reid, Philip (1820-1892)People
Reinhardt, John Edward (1920- )People
Remond, Charles Lenox (1810-1873)People
Remond, Sarah Parker (1824-1894)People
Render, Arlene (1943- )People
Revels, Hiram Rhoades (1827?–1901)People
Reverend Clay Evans (1925- ) People
Reynolds, Grant (1908-2004)People
Reynolds, Melvin Jay “Mel” (1952- )People
Rhodes, Jewell Parker (1954-- )People
Ribbs, William T., Jr. ["Willy"] (1955- ) People
Rice, Condoleezza (1954- )People
Rice, Susan Elizabeth (1964- )People
Richardson, Gloria (1922- )People
Richmond, Cedric Levon (1973- )People
Richmond, David Leinail (1941-1990)People
Riggs, Marlon (1957-1994)People
Riley, Jerome R. (1840-1929)People
Rillieux, Norbert (1806-1894)People
Ritchey, John Franklin (1923-2003)People
Roach, Maxwell Lemuel "Max" (1924–2007)People
Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. (1935-1967)People
Roberts, Robin René (1960- )People
Robertson, Oscar Palmer (1938 - )People
Robeson, Paul (1898-1976)People
Robinson, "Sugar" Ray (1921-1989)People
Robinson, America W. (ca 1855-post 1920)People
Robinson, Bill “Bojangles” (1878-1949)People
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