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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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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, Jr., John Andrew (1936–2014)People
Burroughs, Margaret (1917-2010 )People
Burroughs, Nannie Helen (1883-1961)People
Burrows, Stephen (1943– )People
Bush, Dwight L. (1957 - )People
Butler, Jerry (1939- )People
Butler, Louis B., Jr. (1952- )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
Calhoun, Major General Michael (1954- )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
Cameron, Jr., James Herbert (1914–2006)People
Campanella, Roy (1921–1993)People
Campbell, Clive/DJ Kool Herc (1955- )People
Campbell, Grace P. (1883-1943)People
Campbell, Jr. George (1945– )People
Campbell, Tunis Gulic (1812–1891)People
Canada, Geoffrey (1952- )People
Canady, Alexa (1950- )People
Canty, Hattie (1934- )People
Cardozo, William Warrick (1905-1962)People
Carey, Archibald J., Sr. (1868-1931)People
Carey, Archibald, Jr. (1908-1981) People
Carey, Lott (Cary) (1780-1828)People
Carlos, John (1945-- )People
Carmichael, Stokely (Kwame Ture) (1941-1998)People
Carney, William H. (1840-1908)People
Carolyn L. Robertson Payton (1925–2001)People
Carr and Sparrow’s Beach, Annapolis, Maryland (1926-1974)People
Carr, James E. (1942-2001)People
Carrington, Kiwane Albert (1994-2009)People
Carrington, Walter Charles (1930 - )People
Carroll, Diahann (1935- )People
Carroll, Jennifer (1959-- )People
Carruthers, George (1939- ) People
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