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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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Poussaint, Alvin F. (1934 --)People
Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr. (1908-1972)People
Powell, Adam Clayton, Sr. (1865-1953)People
Powell, C. B. (1894-1977)People
Powell, Colin (1937- )People
Powell, Earl "Bud" (1924-1966)People
Powell, William B., Jr. (1834-1915)People
Powell, William J., and the Bessie Coleman Aero Club (1897-1942)People
Powell, William James “Bill” (1916-2009)People
Powers, Georgia Davis (1923–2016)People
Pratt, Geronimo (1947-2011)People
Preer, Evelyn (1896-1932)People
Preston, William Everett "Billy" (1946-2006)People
Price, Florence Beatrice Smith (1887-1953)People
Price, Hugh (1941 - ) People
Price, Joseph C. (1854--1893)People
Price, Mary Violet Leontyne (1927- )People
Primus, Pearl (1919-1994) People
Prince, Lucy Terry (c. 1732-1821)People
Prince, Nancy Gardner (1799-c.1856)People
Proctor, Henry Hugh (1868-1933)People
Proctor, Samuel DeWitt (1921-1997)People
Prosser, Gabriel (1775-1800)People
Prothrow-Stith, Deborah (1954– )People
Pruitt, Wendell Oliver (1920–1945)People
Pryor, Richard (1940–2005) People
Public Enemy People
Purvis, Charles Burleigh (1842-1929)People
Purvis, Robert (1810-1898)People
Quarles, Benjamin A. (1904-1996)People
Quarterman, Lloyd Albert (1918-1982)People
Queen Latifah (1970- )People
Quinn, William Paul (1788-1873)People
Ragsdale, Marguerita (1948- )People
Rainey, Gertrude “Ma” (1886-1939)People
Rainey, Joseph Hayne (1832-1887)People
Randall, Dudley (1914-2000)People
Randolph, Amanda (1896-1967)People
Randolph, Asa Philip (1889-1979)People
Randolph, Lillian (1915-1980)People
Rangel, Charles Bernard (1930- )People
Ransier, Alonzo J. (1834-1882)People
Ransom, Reverdy Cassius (1861-1959)People
Rapier, James Thomas (1837-1883)People
Raspberry, William James (1935-2012)People
Ray, Charles B. (1807-1886)People
Ray, Charlotte E. (1850-1911)People
Razaf, Andy (1895–1973)People
Reagon, Bernice Johnson (1942- )People
Reason, Charles Lewis (1818-1893)People
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