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African American History in the American West: Online Encyclopedia of Significant People and 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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Entry Titlesort iconEntry Type
Zion Preparatory Academy (1982–2004)People
Johnson, Tone, Jr. (1944-- )People
10th Cavalry Regiment (1866--1944)Organizations
24th Infantry Regiment (1866-1951)Organizations
25th Infantry Bicycle Corps (1896-97)Organizations
25th Infantry Regiment (1866-1947)Organizations
555th Parachute Infantry Battalion [Triple Nickles], (1944–1947) People
93rd Infantry Division (1942-1946)Organizations
95th Engineer RegimentOrganizations
9th Cavalry Regiment (1866-1944)Organizations
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem (1947- )People
Abel, Elijah (1810-1884)People
Abner, Sr. David, (1826-1902)People
Abney, Veronica D. (1951- )People
Acox, Jr., Clarence (1947- )People
Adams, John H. (1927-2018)People
African American Academy (1991-2009)Places
African Americans and the Manhattan Project, Richland, WA (1942-1945)People
Albina Ministerial Alliance (ca. 1964- )People
Albina Riot, Portland, Oregon (1967)Events
Albina, Portland (1870- )Places
Albrier, Frances Mary (1898-1987)People
Alexander, John Hanks (1864-1894)People
Allen, Anthony D. (1774-1835)People
Allen, Debbie (1950- )People
Allen, Richard [Texas] (1830-1909)People
Allensworth, Allen (1842-1914)People
Allensworth, CaliforniaPlaces
Allensworth, Josephine Leavell (1855-1938)People
Anderson, Edward W. (1871–1953)People
Anderson, Lauren (1965- )People
Anderson, Lucy Hicks [Tobias Lawson] (1886-1954)People
Anderson, Michael P. (1959-2003)People
Anderson, Peter (c.1822-1879)People
Anderson, Talmadge (1932-2011)People
Antioch Baptist Church, San Jose, California (1893- )Institutions
Archy Lee Case, 1858Misc
Ashley, Alonzo (1982-2011)People
Atkins, Hannah Diggs (1923-2010)People
Atkins, Joseph Louis (1936–2015)People
Atkinson, Kelvin (1969- )People
Austin, William McDonald ( ? -- ? )People
Avant, Nicole (1968- )People
Azusa Street Revival (1906-1909)Events
Bailey, Thurl Lee (1961– )People
Bailey, William H. “Bob” (1927–2014)People
Ball, Alice Augusta (1892-1916)People
Ball, James Presley(1825-1904)People
Bankhead, Lester Oliver (1912-1997)People
Bankhead, Mary Lucille Perkins (1902–1994) People
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