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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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Nichols, Brian A. (1965- )People
Nichols, Nichelle (1932- )People
Nix, Jr., Robert Nelson Cornelius (1928–2003)People
Nixon, E.D. (1899-1987)People
Norfleet, Tia (1986– )People
Norman, Jessye (1945- )People
Norman, Maidie (1912-1998)People
Northup, Solomon (1808- ? )People
Norton, Eleanor Holmes (1937- )People
Norton, Ken (1943-2013)People
Nugent, Richard Bruce (1906-1987)People
Nyong’o, Lupita Amondi (1982– )People
O'Neal, Shaquille Rashaun (1972– )People
O'Neal, Stanley (1951- )People
O'Reilly, Salaria Kee (1913-1991)People
Obama, Barack, Jr. (1961- )People
Obama, Michelle Robinson (1964- )People
Odetta (1930-2008)People
Olden, Georg (1920-1975)People
Oliver, Joseph “King” (1885-1938)People
Omalu, Bennet Ifeakandu (1968– )People
Omar, Ilhan (1982– )People
Omohundro, Robert Johnson (1921-2000)People
Ormes, Zelda “Jackie” (1911-1985)People
Ousley, "King" Curtis (1934–1971)People
Overton, Anthony (1865-1946)People
Owen, Chandler (1889-1967)People
Owens, Jesse (1913-1980)People
Owens, Major Robert (1936- )People
Oyotunji Village [The Village] (1970–- )People
O’Dell, Hunter Pitts "Jack" (1924- )People
O’Hara, James Edward (1844-1905)People
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
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