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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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Boykin, Keith (1965- )People
Boykin, Otis Frank (1920-1982)People
Brace, Jeffrey (1742?-1827)People
Bradley, Benjamin (1830- ?)People
Bradley, Rudolph Edward, Jr. (1941-2006)People
Brady, Saint Elmo (1884-1966)People
Brady, Wayne A. (1972- )People
Bragg, Robert H. (1919- )People
Braithwaite, William Stanley Beaumont (1878-1962)People
Branham, George, III (1962- )People
Branton, Wiley Austin (1923-1988) People
Braun, Carol Moseley (1947- )People
Brawley, Benjamin Griffith (1882-1939)People
Brawley, Otis Webb (1959- )People
Brazeal, Aurelia Erskine (1943- )People
Brazile, Donna (1959 - ) People
Brice, Carol (1918-1985)People
Bridgeman, Ulysses “Junior” (1953– )People
Bridges, Ruby (1954 - )People
Bridgewater, Pamela E. (1947- )People
Brigety II, Reuben Earl (1973– )People
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 Jr., Michael (1996–2014)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, Marie Van Brittan (1922–1999)People
Brown, Morris (1770-1849)People
Brown, Ronald H. (1941-1996)People
Brown, Solomon G. (1829-1906)People
Brown, Sterling A. (1901-1989)People
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