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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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McMillan, Terry (1951- )People
McMillian, Marco (1979-2013)People
McNair, Ronald E. (1950-1986)People
Mcnair, Steve LaTreal (1973–2009)People
McNeil, Claudia (1917-1993) People
McNeil, Joseph Alfred (1942- )People
McPherson, James Alan (1943–2016)People
McQueen, Thelma “Butterfly” (1911-1995) People
McRae, Carmen (1920-1994)People
McWhorter, V., John Hamilton (1965– )People
Meachum, John Berry (1789-1854)People
Meek, Carrie (1926- )People
Meek, Kendrick (1966- )People
Meeks, Gregory W. (1953- )People
Menard, John Willis (1838-1893)People
Mercer, Mabel Alice Wadham (1900-1984)People
Meredith, James (1933 - )People
Meriwether, Louise Jenkins (1923- )People
Merrick, John Henry (1859-1919)People
Metcalfe, Ralph Harold (1910-1978)People
Metropolitan AME Church, Washington D.C. (1821- )People
Mfume, Kweisi (Frizzel Gray) (1948 - )People
Michaux, Solomon Lightfoot "Elder" (c.1885-1968)People
Micheaux, Oscar (1884–1951)People
Mickens, Ronald Elbert (1943- )People
Miles, Alexander (1838-1918)People
Miles, Edward L. (1939-2016)People
Miles, Elijah Walter (1934- )People
Miles, William (1931-2013)People
Miller, Kelly (1863-1939)People
Miller, Thomas E. (1849-1938)People
Million Man March, 1995People
Mills Brothers, The (1925-1982)People
Mills, Florence (1896-1927)People
Mines, Janie L. (1958- )People
Mingus, Charles (1922-1979)People
Minkins, Shadrach (1814?-1875)People
Minton, Henry McKee (1870 –1946)People
Mitchell, Abbie (1884-1960)People
Mitchell, Arthur (1934- )People
Mitchell, Arthur Wergs (1883-1968)People
Mitchell, Clarence M., Jr. (1911-1984)People
Mitchell, John, Jr. (1863–1929) and the Richmond Planet (1883 -1996) People
Mitchell, Juanita Jackson (1913- 1992)People
Mitchell, Ophelia DeVore (1922-2014)People
Mitchell, Parren James (1922-2007)People
Molyneux, Thomas (1784–1818)People
Monconduit, Owen (1961- )People
Monk, Thelonious (1917-1982)People
Monroe, Vernon Earl/Earl the Pearl (1944- )People
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