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Online Encyclopedia: African American History in the West, 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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Zion Preparatory Academy (1982–2004)People
Johnson, Tone, Jr. (1944-- )People
555th Parachute Infantry Battalion [Triple Nickles], (1944–1947) People
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 Americans and the Manhattan Project, Richland, WA (1942-1945)People
Albina Ministerial Alliance (ca. 1964- )People
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, 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
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
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
Barlow, Orlando (1974-2003)People
Barnett, Powell S. (1883-1971)People
Barr, Joyce A. (1951- )People
Barr, Roberta Byrd (1919-1993)People
Barrow, Rev. Peter (1840-1906)People
Barton, Katie D. Morgan (1918-2010)People
Basri, Gibor Saul (1951- )People
Bass, Charlotta (1879-1969)People
Bass, Joseph Blackburn (1863-1934)People
Bass, Karen (1953- )People
Beaseley, Delilah Leonium (c.1867-1934)People
Beauchamp, Henry (1933-2013)People
Beaver, Jefferson A. (1908-1991)People
Beavers, Jr., George (1892-1989)People
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