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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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Smith, Damu (1952–2006)People
Smith, Ferdinand Christopher (1893-1961)People
Smith, Hale (1925–2009)People
Smith, Harry Clay (1863-1941)People
Smith, James McCune (1813-1865)People
Smith, Joshua Bowen (1813-1879)People
Smith, Kirke (1865-1935)People
Smith, Mamie (1883-1946)People
Smith, Moranda (1915–1950)People
Smith, Stephen (1795-1873)People
Smith, Venture (c. 1729-1805)People
Smith, Will (1968-- )People
Smith, William [Willie “the Lion”] (1897-1973)People
Smythe, Hugh Heyne (1913-1977)People
Southern, Eileen Jackson (1920-2002)People
Sowell, Thomas (1930- )People
Spaulding, Charles Clinton (1874-1952)People
Spencer, Kenneth (1913-1964)People
Spivey, Victoria (1906-1976)People
Spraggs, Venice Tipton (1905-1956)People
Springfield Race Riot, 1908People
St. Clair, Stephanie (1886–1969)People
Stanford, Maxwell Curtis, Jr. (aka Muhammad Ahmad, 1941 - )People
Stanley, Sara G. (1837-1918)People
Staples, George McDade (1947-- )People
Staton, Candi (1940– )People
Staupers, Mabel Keaton (1890-1989)People
Steele, Michael S. (1958- )People
Steward, Austin (1793-1869)People
Steward, Susan Smith McKinney (1847-1918)People
Stewart, Bennett McVey (1912–1988)People
Stewart, John (1786-1823) People
Stewart, Maria Miller (1803-1879)People
Stewart, Pearl (1950- )People
Stewart, T. McCants (1853-1923)People
Still, James (1812-1882)People
Still, William (1821-1902)People
Still, William Grant (1895-1978)People
Stokes, Ann Bradford (1830–1903)People
Stokes, Carl B. (1927-1996)People
Stokes, Louis (1925- )People
Stone, Charles Sumner, Jr. “Chuck” (1924-2014)People
Stout, Juanita Kidd (1919-1998)People
Straker, David Augustus (1842-1908)People
Strayhorn, Billy Thomas (1915-1967)People
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (1960–1973)People
Sugar Hill Gang (1979-- )People
Sullivan, Leon Howard Jr. (1922-2001)People
Sullivan, Louis Wade (1933- )People
Sun Ra (Le Sony’r Ra) (1914-1993)People
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