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Online Encyclopedia: African American Historyin the West, Events

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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Albina Riot, Portland, Oregon (1967)Events
Azusa Street Revival (1906-1909)Events
Battle of Tularosa (14 May 1880)Events
Beaumont Race Riot, 1943Events
Berry Lawson Case (1938)Events
Cockstock Affair (1844)Events
El Paso Salt War, 1877Events
Emancipation Day (August 4th)Events
Fort Lawton (Seattle) “Riot” and POW Lynching, 1944Events
Holmes v. Ford (1853)Events
Houston (TSU) Riot (1967)Events
Houston Mutiny of 1917Events
Hunter’s Point, San Francisco Uprising (1966)Events
John Brown’s Christmas Raid into Missouri 1858Events
Juneteenth: The Birth of an African American HolidayEvents
Kansas State Colored Convention (1863)Events
Mansfield (Texas) School Desegregation Incident (1955-1965)Events
Mother’s Day Disturbance, 1969Events
Opothleyohola's Exodus to Kansas (Nov. 1861-Jan. 1862)Events
Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 (2007)Events
Phoenix's Thanksgiving Day Riot, 1942Events
Port Chicago Mutiny (1944)Events
Seattle School Boycott (1966)Events
The Conventions of Colored Citizens of the State of California (1855-1865) Events
The Oscar Grant (Oakland) Protests, 2009-2011Events
The Slave Revolt in the Cherokee Nation (1842)Events
The Tie Breaker Ruling in Perspective: A Plaintiff Looks Back on the Historic U.S. Supreme Court Decision of 2007Events
The Wapato Race Riot, 1938Events
Tucson Race Riot (1967)Events
Watts Rebellion (August 1965)Events
Watts Summer Festival, Los Angeles (1966- )Events
West Las Vegas Riot (1992)Events
Wysinger v. Crookshank, 1888Events
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