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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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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
Carrington, Walter Charles (1930 - )People
Carroll, Diahann (1935- )People
Carroll, Jennifer (1959-- )People
Carruthers, George (1939- ) People
Carson, Andre (1974 - )People
Carson, Benjamin S. (1951- )People
Carson, Julia May Porter (1938–2007)People
Carter, Ben (1907-1946)People
Carter, Eunice Hunton (1899-1970) People
Carter, George Sherman (1911-1998)People
Carter, Nell Hardy (1948-2003)People
Carter, Shawn Corey AKA “Jay-Z” (1969- )People
Carter, W. Beverly (1921-1982)People
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
Catto, Octavius Valentine (1839–1871)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
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