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Online Encyclopedia: African American History, Places

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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American Beach, Jacksonville, Florida (1936- )Places
Apollo Theatre, The (1913– )Places
Atlantic Beach, South Carolina (1966- )Places
Berea CollegePlaces
Brooklyn, Illinois (ca. 1823- )Places
Buckroe Beach, Hampton, Virginia (1890- )Places
Buxton, Iowa (1895-1927)Places
Cabrini Green Housing Project, Chicago (1942 -2009)Places
Camp Atwater (1921– ) Places
Cassey House, ThePlaces
Chowan Beach, Hertford County, North Carolina (1926-2004)Places
Congo Square, New Orleans, LouisianaPlaces
Creole Palace, The (San Diego)Places
Davis Bend, Mississippi (1865-1887)Places
Desire Housing Project, New Orleans, Louisiana (1956-2001)Places
Eatonville, Florida (1887– )Places
Elmwood, Michigan (1926-1929)Places
Five Points District, New York City (1830s-1860s)Places
Fort Mose (Florida)Places
Fox Lake, Angola, Indiana (1927- )Places
Fraunces TavernPlaces
Gulfside Assembly (1923- )Places
Highland Beach, Maryland (1893- )Places
Idlewild, Michigan (1912- )Places
Igbo Landing Mass Suicide (1803)Places
Inkwell, Martha’s Vineyard (1890s– )Places
Koinonia Farm (1942-- )Places
Lyles Station, Indiana (c. 1840- )Places
Mound Bayou (1887- )Places
New Philadelphia, Illinois (1836- )Places
Oak Hill, Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1920-1950)Places
Piney Woods School (1909-- )Places
Remsen House (ca. 1830-1936)Places
Robert R. Taylor Homes, Chicago, Illinois (1959-2005)Places
Rock Rest (1938-1976)Places
Ville, The (St. Louis, MO)Places
Weeksville , New York (1838-- )Places
Whitesboro, New Jersey (1902-- )Places
Woodland Park, Michigan (1921- )Places
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