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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
Briggs, Cyril (1888-1966)People
Brimmer, Andrew F. (1926-2012)People
Britton, Theodore R., Jr. (1925- )People
Brooke, Edward, III (1919-2015)People
Brooks, Cornell William (1961- )People
Brooks, Gwendolyn (1917-2000)People
Broonzy, William Lee Conley “Big Bill” (1893-1958)People
Brown, Anne Wiggins (1912-2009)People
Brown, Charlotte Eugenia Hawkins (1883-1961)People
Brown, Claude (1937- 2002)People
Brown, Cora Mae (1914-1972)People
Brown, Corrine (1946- )People
Brown, Dorothy Lavinia (1919-2004)People
Brown, Gayleatha Beatrice (1947-2013) People
Brown, Hallie Quinn (1850-1949)People
Brown, Henry "Box" (1816-1889)People
Brown, Hubert (H. Rap) /Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (1943- )People
Brown, James (1933-2006)People
Brown, James Nathaniel ["Jim"] (1936- )People
Brown, Jesse (1944-2002)People
Brown, Jill E. (1950- )People
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 (1895-1961)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
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