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Aaron, Hank

Aaron, Hank (b. 5 February 1934)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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2009
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(b. 5 February 1934),

baseball player, baseball executive, civil rights advocate, and businessman. Henry

ʿAbbas Hilmi II

ʿAbbas Hilmi II (1874)   Reference library

Dictionary of African Biography

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2011
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the third and last khedive of Egypt, ruled the country from 1892 to 1914. ʿAbbas was the seventh ruler

ʿAbdel-Kader

ʿAbdel-Kader (1808)   Reference library

Dictionary of African Biography

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2011
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Algerian emir and anticolonialist leader, was born on 6 September 1808 near Mascara in the west of Algeria. His full

ʿAbduh, Muhammad

ʿAbduh, Muhammad (1849)   Reference library

Dictionary of African Biography

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Egyptian Muslim theologian, modernist, and reformer, was born in the Gharbiya Province of Lower Egypt, the son of ʿAbduh ibn

Abiola, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale

Abiola, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (1937)   Reference library

Dictionary of African Biography

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2011
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Nigerian entrepreneur, philanthropist, politician, and publisher, was born on 24 August 1937 in the southwestern town of Egba, Abeokuta, in

Abolition Movement

Abolition Movement   Reference library

Black Women in America (2 ed.)

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2005
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Abolitionism

Abolitionism   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

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2010
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Abolitionism is the principle of outlawing the slave trade and the institution of slavery. In the eighteenth century, the intellectual

Abolitionism

Abolitionism   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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2009
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[This entry contains three subentries dealing with abolitionism from the late seventeenth century through the ratification of the Thirteenth

Abu-Jamal, Mumia

Abu-Jamal, Mumia (b. 24 April 1954)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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(b. 24 April 1954),

radical prison journalist and author. Mumia Abu-Jamal was born Wesley Cook in Philadelphia,

Abyssinian Baptist Church

Abyssinian Baptist Church   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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2009
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The African American members of the First Baptist Church in New York City withdrew their membership in 1808 when they

Achebe, Chinua

Achebe, Chinua (1930)   Reference library

Dictionary of African Biography

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2011
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Nigerian novelist, was born Albert Chinualumogu Achebe on 15 November 1930 at Saint Simon’s Church, Nneobi, near Ogidi, in British

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in Africa: An Interpretation

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome in Africa: An Interpretation   Reference library

Encyclopedia of Africa

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2010
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Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies, History, Regional and National History
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Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a fatal disease caused by the slow-acting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Actors and Actresses

Actors and Actresses   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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2009
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The first image of an African American in film occurred in 1903 with the silent movie Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Adams, John, On African Americans

Adams, John, On African Americans   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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2009
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John Adams was born in Massachusetts in 1735 and grew up in relatively humble circumstances. After graduating from Harvard, he

Adinkra

Adinkra   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

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2010
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Adinkra are visual forms that first achieved prominence among the Akan linguistic group whose members are now part of Ghana

Aethelred I

Aethelred I   Quick reference

The Kings and Queens of Britain (2 rev. ed.)

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2009
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fourth son of Aethelwulf, was the third brother to hold the throne of Wessex, succeeding Aethelberht in 865.

Affirmative Action

Affirmative Action   Reference library

Black Women in America (2 ed.)

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2005
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The concept of affirmative action in America has been explored by sociologists, philosophers, legal scholars, journalists, and politicians. Although less

Afikpo

Afikpo   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

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2010
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The Afikpo are a small subgroup of the Igbo, the largest ethnic group in southeastern Nigeria. The Afikpo account for

Africa, Idea of

Africa, Idea of   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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2009
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The idea of Africa changed dramatically from antiquity to the era of European exploration and colonization; European and African views

African Americans and the West

African Americans and the West   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619–1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

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2009
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The black businessmen William Alexander Leidesdorff and Andres Pico were both born in 1810 with something the abolitionist Frederick Douglass

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