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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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Carver, George Washington (1864?-1943)People
Cassell, Albert I. (1895-1969)People
Cassey, Amy Matilda Williams (1808-1856)People
Cassey, Joseph (1789-1848)People
Cassius, Samuel Robert (1853-1931)People
Cecil Moore (1915-1979)People
Chamberlain, Wilton Norman (1936-1999)People
Chappelle, Emmett (1925- )People
Charles, Ezzard Mack (1921-1975)People
Charles, Ray (1930-2004)People
Charles, Suzette (1963- )People
Charleston, Oscar (1896-1954)People
Chase, William Calvin (1854-1921)People
Chavis, John (1763-1838)People
Cheatham, Henry Plummer (1857-1935)People
Chenault, Kenneth Irvine (1951- )People
Chesnutt, Charles Waddell (1858-1932)People
Chicago Race Riot, 1919People
Chicken Bone Beach, Atlantic City, New Jersey (1900- )People
Childress, Alice (1916-1994)People
Childress, Alvin (1907-1986) People
Chinn, Julia Ann (ca.1790-1833)People
Chisholm, Shirley (1924-2005)People
Christensen, Donna Marie (1945–)People
Chubby Checker (Ernest Evans) (1941-- )People
Church, Robert Reed, Jr. (1885-1952)People
Church, Robert Reed, Sr. (1839-1912)People
Churchville, John (1941- )People
Clark, Alexander G. (1826-1890)People
Clark, Felton Grandison (1903-1970)People
Clark, Kenneth (1914- )People
Clark, Marie Maynard Daly (1921-2003)People
Clark, Septima Poinsette (1898-1987)People
Clarke, Hansen Hashem (1957- )People
Clarke, John Henrik (1915-1998)People
Clarke, William D., Sr. (1941--)People
Clarke, Yvette Diane (1964– )People
Clay, William Lacy, Jr. (1956- )People
Clay, William Lacy, Sr. (1931- )People
Clayton, Alonzo (1876–1917)People
Clayton, Eva (1934- )People
Cleage, Albert, Jr. (Jaramogi Abebe Agyeman) (1911-2000)People
Cleage, Pearl (1948- )People
Cleaver, Eldridge (1935-1998)People
Cleaver, Emanuel (1944- )People
Cleveland, James (1931-1991)People
Clyburn, James Enos (1940– )People
Coachman, Alice Marie (1923-2014)People
Coates, Dorothy Love (1928-2002)People
Cobb, Jewel Plummer (1924- )People
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