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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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Brown, John (1800-1859)People
Brown, Lee P. (1937- )People
Brown, Morris (1770-1849)People
Brown, Ronald H. (1941-1996)People
Brown, Solomon G. (1829-1906)People
Brown, Sterling A. (1901-1989)People
Brown, Tony (1933- )People
Brown, Wesley (1927-2012)People
Brown, Willa B. (1906-1992)People
Brown, William Wells (1814?-1884)People
Brown, Willie Lewis, Jr. (1934- )People
Browne, Hugh Mason (1851-1923)People
Browne, Roscoe Lee (1925-2007)People
Browne, Theodore R. (c. 1910-1979).People
Brownlee, Lawrence E., Jr. (1972- )People
Bruce, John Edward (1856-1924)People
Bruce, Josephine Beall Willson (1853-1923)People
Brunson, Claude (1958- )People
Bryan, Andrew (1737-1812)People
Bryant, Ira B., Jr. (1904-1989)People
Brymn, Lieutenant James Tim (1881-1946)People
Bullard, Eugene Jacques (1894-1961)People
Bullins, Ed (1935- )People
Bullock, Charles H., Sr. (1875-1950)People
Bumbry, Grace (1937- )People
Bunche, Ralph J. (ca. 1903-1971)People
Burke, Selma Hortense (1900-1995)People
Burke, Yvonne Braithwaite (1932- )People
Burleigh, Harry Thacker (1866-1949)People
Burnett, Chester Arthur/Howlin' Wolf (1910-1976)People
Burney, William (1951- )People
Burns, Anthony (1834-1862)People
Burns, Ursula (1958- )People
Burris, Roland (1937- ) People
Burris, Samuel (1808-1868)People
Burroughs, Margaret (1917-2010 )People
Burroughs, Nannie Helen (1883-1961)People
Butler, Jerry (1939- )People
Butterfield, George Kenneth, Jr. (1947– )People
Butts, Cassandra Quin (1965-- )People
Byrd, Donald (1932-2013)People
Cain, Herman (1945- )People
Cain, Richard H. (1825-1887)People
Caliver, Ambrose (1894-1962)People
Callioux, Andrew (1820-1863) People
Calloway, Cab (1907-1994)People
Calvin, Floyd Joseph (1902-1939)People
Cambridge, Godfrey (1933-1976)People
Campanella, Roy (1921–1993)People
Campbell, Clive/DJ Kool Herc (1955- )People
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