BlackPast.org Facebook BlackPast.org Twitter

Donate to BlackPast.org Donate to BlackPast.org

Shop Amazon and help BlackPast.org

Blackpast.org in the Classroom/ border=

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.



View Encyclopedia Entries By:  All | People | Places | Institutions | Events | Groups and Organizations

Entry Titlesort iconEntry Type
Young, Willis Lester ("Pres") (1909-1959)People
Young, Whitney M., Jr. (1921-1971)People
Young, Roger Arliner (1889-1964)People
Young, Jr., Perry (1919-1998)People
Young, Coleman A. (1918-1997)People
Young, Charles (1864-1922)People
Young, Andrew (1932 - )People
Young , Hiram (1812-1882)People
Yergan, Max (1892–1975)People
Yerby, Frank G. (1916-1991)People
Yates, Josephine Silone (1852-1912)People
Yardley, William Francis (1844-1924)People
Wynn, Albert R. (1951- )People
Wyatt, Rev. Addie (1924-2012)People
Wright, Theodore Sedgwick (ca. 1797-1847)People
Wright, Richard R. , Sr. (1855-1947)People
Wright, Richard (1908-1960)People
Wright, Nathan Jr. (1923-2005)People
Wright, Louis T. (1891-1952)People
Wright, Jonathan J. (1840-1885)People
Wright, Jeremiah A. (1941-- )People
Wright, Jane Cooke (1919- )People
Wright, Elizabeth Evelyn (1872–1906)People
Wortham, Anne (1941 - )People
Wormley, James (1819-1884)People
Work, Monroe Nathan (1866-1945)People
Work, John Wesley III (1901-1967)People
Woodson, Carter G. (1875-1950)People
Woods, Sylvia (1926-2012)People
Woods, Granville T. (1856-1910)People
Woods, Eldrick “Tiger” (1975- )People
Woodruff, Hale Aspacio (1900-1980)People
Woodbey, George Washington (1854- ?)People
Woodard, Isaac (1919-1992)People
Woodard, Charlayne (1955--)People
Wood, Robert (1844 - ?)People
Wonder, Stevie (Steveland Morris) (1950- )People
Winkfield, Jimmy (1882-1974)People
Winfrey, Oprah (1954 - )People
Wilson, Margaret Bush (1919-2009) People
Wilson, Lionel (1915-1998)People
Wilson, James Finley (1881--1952) People
Wilson, Harriet E. Adams (c. 1828-?)People
Wilson, Frederica (1942- )People
Wilson, Flip (1933-1998)People
Wilson, Arthur Dooley (1886-1953)People
Wilmore, Gayraud Stephen (1921- )People
Williamson, Lisa AKA Sister Souljah (1964- )People
Williams, Walter Edward (1936- )People
Williams, Venus Ebony Starr (1980- )People
Copyright 2007-2011 - BlackPast.org v2.0 | blackpast@blackpast.org | Your donations help us to grow. | We welcome your suggestions. | Mission Statement

BlackPast.org is an independent non-profit corporation 501(c)(3). It has no affiliation with the University of Washington. BlackPast.org is supported in part by a grant from Humanities Washington, a state-wide non-profit organization supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the state of Washington, and contributions from individuals and foundations.