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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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Saunders, Prince (1775–1839)People
Savage, Augusta (1892-1962)People
Savage, Augustus Alexander, “Gus” (1925 - )People
Savage, W. Sherman (1890-1981)People
Savary, Joseph (? — 1800's)People
Sayers, Gale Eugene (1943 - )People
Scarborough, William S. (1852-1926)People
Schmoke, Kurt L. (1949- )People
Schomburg, Arturo Alfonso (1874-1938)People
Schuyler, George (1895-1977)People
Schuyler, Phillippa Duke (1931-1967)People
Scott, Benjamin Franklin (1922-2000)People
Scott, David (1946- )People
Scott, Dred (1795-1858)People
Scott, Emmett J. (1873-1957)People
Scott, Gloria Dean Randle (1938- ) People
Scott, Harriet Robinson (ca. 1820-1876)People
Scott, Hazel (1920-1981)People
Scott, Nathan A. (1925-2006)People
Scott, Robert “Bobby” (1947- )People
Scott, Timothy (1965- )People
Scott, Wendell Oliver (1921-1990)People
Scott, William Thomas (1839-1917)People
Scott, Winston E. (1950--- )People
Scott-Heron, Gil (1949-2011)People
Scurlock, Addison (1883-1964)People
Seale, Bobby (1936--)People
Sellers, Cleveland (1944- )People
Sessions, Lucy Stanton Day (1831-1910)People
Sewell, Terri (1965- )People
Shabazz, Betty Sandlin (1934-1997)People
Shakur, Assata Olugbala (1947- ) People
Shakur, Tupac (1971-1996)People
Shange, Ntozake \ Williams, Paulette (1948- )People
Sharpless, Mattie R. (1943- )People
Sharpton, Alfred Charles “Al” (1954- )People
Shepard, James Edward (1875-1947)People
Sherrod, Charles (1937-)People
Shippen, John Matthew, Jr. (1879-1968)People
Shockley, Dolores Cooper (1930- )People
Shores, Arthur D (1903-1996)People
Short, Robert “Bobby” Waltrip (1924-2005) People
Shuttlesworth, Fred (1922-2011) People
Silvera, Frank (1914–1970)People
Simmons, Russell (1957– )People
Simmons, Ruth (1945- )People
Simmons, William J. (1849-1890)People
Simms, Hilda (1918-1994)People
Simone, Nina (1933-2003)People
Simpson, Georgiana (1866-1944)People
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