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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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Entry Titlesort iconEntry Type
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
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
Sutton, Percy (1920-2009)People
Swanson, Howard (1907-1978)People
Sweet, Ossian (1895-1960)People
Sykes, Wanda (1964- )People
Tademy, Lalita (1948- )People
Talbert, Mary B.(1866–1923)People
Taliaferro, Raphael “Ray” ( 1939- )People
Talley, André Leon (1949-)People
Tandy, Charleton (1836-1919)People
Tandy, Vertner Woodson (1885-1949)People
Tanner, Benjamin Tucker (1835-1923)People
Tanner, Henry Ossawa (1859-1937)People
Tate, Mary Magdalena Lewis (1871-1930)People
Taylor, Alrutheus Ambush (1893-1955)People
Taylor, Cecil (1929- )People
Taylor, George Edwin (1857-1925)People
Taylor, Hobart Jr. (1920-1981)People
Taylor, John Baxter, Jr. (1882-1908)People
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