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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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O’Leary, Hazel Rollins Reid (1937- )People
O’Neal, Adrienne S. (1954- ) People
Pace, Harry (1884-1943)People
Padmore, George (1901-1959)People
Page, Alan (1945- )People
Page, Clarence E. (1947 - ) People
Page, Susan Denise (1964- )People
Paige, Leroy Robert "Satchel (1906-1982)People
Paige, Myles Anderson (1898-1983)People
Paige, Roderick Raynor (1933- )People
Palmer, Larry L. (1949- )People
Parker, Charles Jr., "Charlie" (1920-1955)People
Parker, Eugene (1956–2016)People
Parker, Hale Giddings (1851-1925)People
Parker, John P. (1827-1900)People
Parker, Mack Charles (1936-1959)People
Parker, Nate (1979– )People
Parks, Gordon (1912-2006)People
Parks, Henry Green, Jr. (1916-1989)People
Parks, Rosa (1913-2005)People
Parsons, Lucy (1853-1942)People
Parsons, Richard D. (1948- )People
Paterson, Basil Alexander (1926-2014)People
Paterson, David A. (1954- )People
Patrick, Deval L. (1956 - ) People
Patrick, Jennie R. (1949- )People
Patterson, Floyd (1935–2006)People
Patterson, Frederick D. (1901-1988)People
Patterson, Mary Jane (1840-1894)People
Patterson, William L. (1891-1980)People
Patton, Charley (1891-1934)People
Patton, Ernest “Rip” (1940– )People
Patton, Georgia E.L. (1864-1900)People
Paul, Nathaniel (1793?-1839)People
Paul, Susan (1809–1841)People
Paul, Thomas, Sr. (1773-1831)People
Payne, Daniel Alexander (1811-1893) People
Payne, Donald Milford (1934-2012)People
Payne, Rufus “Tee Tot” (1884–1939)People
Payton, Walter Jerry (1954-1999)People
Pearman, Raven-Symoné Christina (1985- )People
Peck, David Jones (c. 1826-1855) People
Peete, Calvin (1943–2015)People
Pelham, Benjamin (1862-1948)People
Pennington, James W. C. (1807-1870)People
Perkins, Joseph William “Pinetop” (1913–2011)People
Perkinson, Coleridge-Taylor (1932-2004) People
Perry, Carrie Saxon (1931– ) People
Perry, Christopher J. (1854-1920)People
Perry, Cynthia Shepard (1928- )People
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