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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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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, 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- )People
Coates, Dorothy Love (1928-2002)People
Cobb, Jewel Plummer (1924- )People
Cobb, W. Montague (1904–1990)People
Cochran, Johnnie, Jr. (1937-2005)People
Coffey, Cornelius R. (1903-1994)People
Coffin, Alfred O. (1861- ?)People
COINTELPRO [Counterintelligence Program] (1956-1976)People
Coker, Daniel (1780-1846)People
Cold Crush Brothers, The (1978- )People
Cole, Nat “King” (1919–1965)People
Coleman, Michael B. (1954- )People
Coleman, Ornette (1930- )People
Coleman, William T. Jr. (1920- )People
Colescott, Robert (1925- 2009)People
Collins, Barbara-Rose (1939- )People
Collins, Cardiss (1931- )People
Collins, George Washington (1925-1972)People
Collins, Janet Faye (1917-2003)People
Collins, Marva (1936- )People
Collins, O'Neill R. (1931-1989)People
Colonel Tye (1753-1780)People
Coltrane, John William (1926-1968)People
Colvin, Claudette (1935- )People
Combs, Sean “Diddy” (1970- )People
Comer, James P. (1934- )People
Cone, James Hal (1938 - )People
Connerly, Ward (1939 - )People
Conyers, Jr., John (1929- )People
Cook, Samuel DuBois (1928- )People
Cook, Will Marion (1869-1944)People
Cooke, Sam (1931–1964)People
Cooper, Anna Julia Haywood (1858-1964)People
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