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Editors in Chief Introduction 	
Executive Editors' Introduction	
LIST OF ENTRIES
Aaron
Aaron, Hank
Aaron, Jesse
Aarons, Charlie
Abbott, Anderson Ruffin
Abbott, Cleveland Leigh
Abbott, Israel Braddock
Abbott, Robert Sengstacke
Abd Al-Rahman, Ibrahima
Abdul, Raoul
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem
Abele, Julian Francis
Abernathy, Juanita Jones
Abernathy, Ralph
Abraham
Abrams, Muhal Richard
Abron, Lillia Ann
Abu Bakr Al-Saddiq
Abu-Jamal, Mumia
Ace, Johnny
Adair, Thelma Cornelia
Adams, Alton Augustus, Sr.
Adams, Carolyn
Adams, Elizabeth Laura
Adams, Dock
Adams, George
Adams, Henry
Adams, John Henry, Jr.
Adams, John Hurst
Adams, John Quincy 
Adams, John Quincy 
Adams, Numa Pompilius Garfield
Adams, Ron
Adams-Ender, Clara
Adderley, Cannonball
Adderley, Nat (Nathaniel Sr.)
Africanus, Scipio
Agyeman, Jaramogi Abebe
Ailey, Alvin
Al-Amin, Jamil Abdullah See Brown, H. Rap.
Albert, Octavia Victoria Rogers
Albrier, Frances Mary
Albright, George Washington
Alcorn, George Edward, Jr.
Aldridge, Ira
Alexander, Archer
Alexander, Archie Alphonso
Alexander, Arthur
Alexander, Avery C.
Alexander, Clifford Leopold, Jr.
Alexander, Elizabeth
Alexander, Joyce London
Alexander, Kelly Miller
Alexander, Raymond Pace
Alexander, Sadie Tanner Mossell
Alexander, Virginia Margaret
Alexander-Ralston, Elreta
Ali, Muhammad
Ali, Noble Drew
Ali, Rashied
Ali, Salimah
Alice B. See Ella Speed.
Alice of Dunk's Ferry
Allain, Theophile T.
Allen, Anthony D.
Allen, Aris Tee
Allen, Debbie
Allen, Elise Ford
Allen, Ethel D.
Allen, Geri Antoinette
Allen, James Latimer
Allen, Macon Bolling
Allen, Red
Allen, Richard [i]
Allen, Richard [ii]
Allen, Sarah
Allen, Thomas Cox
Allen, William G.
Allen-Noble, Rosie
Allensworth, Allen 
Allensworth, Josephine Leavell
Al-Rahman, Ibrahmia Abd See Abd Al-Rahman, Ibrahima.
Alston, Charles Henry
Alston, Melvin Ovenus
Amaki, Amalia
America, Richard F.
Ammi, Ben
Ammons, Albert C.
Ammons, Gene
Amos, Emma Veoria (Levine)
Amos, Harold
Amos, Wally
Anderson, Aaron
Anderson, Bruce
Anderson, Caroline Virginia Still Wiley
Anderson, Cat
Anderson, Charles Alfred (Chief)
Anderson, Charles W., Jr
Anderson, Charles William
Anderson, Eddie "Rochester"
Anderson, Garland
Anderson, Gloria Long
Anderson, Ivie
Anderson, James, Jr.
Anderson, Jervis
Anderson, John 
Anderson, Leafy
Anderson, Marian
Anderson, Matthew
Anderson, Michael
Anderson, Osborne Perry
Anderson, Peter
Anderson, Regina Andrews
Anderson, T. J.
Anderson, Webster
Anderson, William T. 
Andrews, Benny
Andrews, Ludie
Andrews, Raymond
Angelou, Maya
Ansa, Tina McElroy
Antoine, Caesar Carpetier
Appiah, Kwame Anthony
Applegate, Joseph R.
Arbor, Jesse Walter
Archer, Dennis
Archer, Osceola Macarthy (Adams)
Archey, Jimmy
Archibald, Nathaniel
Armstead, Robert "Bob"
Armstrong, Henry
Armstrong, Lil
Armstrong, Louis
Armwood, Blanche
Arnett, Benjamin William
Arnold, Hendrick
Arnold, James
Arnold, Juanita Delores Burnett
Arrington, Richard, Jr.
Arroyo, Martina
Artemus, John C.
Arter, Jared
Artis, William Ellisworth
Artrell, William Middleton
Asante, Molefi Kete
Asberry, Nettie J.
Ashby, Irving C.
Ashe, Arthur
Asher, Jeremiah
Ashford, Emmett Littleton
Ashley, Eugene, Jr.
Askin, Luther B.
Atkins, Daniel
Atkins, Jasper Alston
Attaway, William Alexander
Attucks, Crispus
Atwater, Ann
Augusta, Alexander Thomas
Aunt Clara See Brown, Clara (Aunt Clara)
Aunt Sally See Campbell, Sarah (Aunt Sally) or Williams, Sally (Aunt Sally)
Austin, Doris Jean
Austin, H. Elsie
Austin, Louis Ernest
Austin, Lovie
Austin, Oscar Palmer
Avery, Byllye
Avery, Margaret
Ayler, Albert
Babb, Valerie Melissa
Baby Laurence
Bacon-Bercey, June
Badger, Roderick
Bagneris, Vernel Martin
Bailey, Beryl Isadore Loftman
Bailey, Buster
Bailey, DeFord
Bailey, Herman "Kofi"
Bailey, Pearl
Bailey, Walter T.
Baker, Augusta Braxton
Baker, Bertram L
Baker, Ella
Baker, Etta
Baker, Frankie
Baker, General
Baker, George See Father Divine.
Baker, Harriet Ann
Baker, Josephine
Baker, LaVern
Baker, Lena
Baker, Thomas Nelson, Sr.
Baker, Vernon Joseph
Baldwin, James
Baldwin, Maria Louise
Ball, Alice Augusta
Ball, Charles
Ball, James Presley (J. P.)
Ball, William
Ballard, Butch
Ballard, Florence
Baltimore, Jeremiah Daniel
Baltimore, Priscilla
Bambaataa Aasim, Afrika
Bambara, Toni Cade
Banks, Charles
Banks, Ernest (Ernie)
Banks, William Venoid
Banks, Willie
Banneker, Benjamin
Banning, James Herman
Bannister, Edward Mitchell 
Baquaqua, Mahommah Gardo
Baquet, Achille
Baquet, Dean
Baquet, George
Baraka, Amiri 
Barbadoes, James G.
Barbarin, Paul
Barber, Jesse Max
Barboza, Anthony
Bares, Basile Jean
Barker, Danny
Barkley, Charles
Barksdale, Don
Barnes, Ernie
Barnes, Samuel
Barnes, William Harry
Barnett, Claude Albert
Barnett, Etta Moten
Barnett, Ida B. Wells See Wells-Barnett, Ida Bell.
Barnett, Marguerite Ross See Ross-Barnett, Marguerite.
Barrett, Janie Porter
Barrier, Eric (Eric B.)
Barrow, Peter
Barrow, Willie Taplin
Barry, Marion Shepilov, Jr.
Barthe, Richmond
Bartholomew, Dave
Bartz, Gary Lee
Basie, Count
Baskett, James F.
Basquiat, Jean-Michel
Bass, Charlotta
Bass, George Houston
Bassett, Angela
Bateman, Mildred Mitchell See Mitchell-Bateman, Mildred.
Bates, Daisy
Bates, Peg Leg
Bath, Patricia
Batson, Flora
Battey, Cornelius Marion (C.M.)
Battey, Earl
Battle, Effie Dean Threat
Battle, Kathleen
Battle, Wallace Aaron, Sr.
Baugh, John
Bayley, Solomon
Baylor, Elgin Gay
Bayne, Thomas
Beals, Melba Pattillo
Beam, Joseph Fairchild
Beamon, Bob
Beard, Andrew Jackson
Beard, Matthew
Bearden, Romare
Beasley, Delilah Leontium 
Beasley, Mathilda Taylor
Beasley, Phoebe
Beatty, Talley
Beaty, Powhatan
Beavers, Louise
Bechet, Sidney
Beck, Robert (Iceberg Slim)
Beckwourth, Jim
Bedou, Arthur (Paul)
Belafonte, Harry
Belinda
Bell, Al
Bell, Bobby Lee
Bell, Cool Papa
Bell, Derrick Albert, Jr.
Bell, James Madison
Bell, Mary A. [i]
Bell, Mary A. [ii]
Bell, Philip Alexander
Bell, Robert Mack
Bell, Travers, Jr.
Bellamy, Sherry F.
Bellinger, Charles
Belton, Ethel
Beman, Amos Gerry
Beman, Jehiel C.
Benberry, Cuesta Ray
Benga, Ota See Otabenga.	
Benjamin, Bennie
Benjamin, Fred
Benjamin, Robert Charles O'Hara
Ben-Jochannan, Yosef
Bennett, Gwendolyn
Bennett, Hal
Bennett, Lerone, Jr.
Bennett, Louise (Simone)
Benson, Al
Bentley, Gladys
Bernhardt, Clyde
Berry, Chu
Berry, Chuck
Berry, Halle
Berry, Lawrence S.
Berry, Leonidas
Berry, Mary Frances
Berry, Nyas, James Berry, and Warren Berry
Berry, Theodore M.
Bessent, Hattie
Best, Denzil
Bethea, Rainey
Bethune, Mary McLeod
Bethune, Thomas See Blind Tom.
Bettis, Jerome
Bevel, James
Bey, James Hawthorne
Bharucha-Reid, Albert Turner
Biassou, Jorge (Georges)
Bibb, Henry Walton
Bibb, Joseph Dandridge
Bibb, Leon
Bigard, Barney
Biggers, John
Biggie Smalls See Notorious B. I. G. (Christopher Wallace).
Biggs, Bradley
Bilali
Bilali, Salih See Salih Bilali.
Billingsley, Orzell, Jr.
Billops, Camille 
Billy
Binga, Jesse
Bingham, Howard
Birtha, Becky
Bishop, Stephen
Bivins, Horace Wayman
Black Herman See Rucker, Benjamin H. "Black Herman."
Black, John L. Sr.
Black, Leonard
Blackburn, Alpha
Blackburn, Robert Hamilton
Blackburn, Walter Scott
Blackman, Pompey
Blackwell, David
Blackwell, Ed
Blackwell, Lucien Edward
Blackwell, Otis
Blackwell, Randolph Talmadge
Blackwell, Unita Z.
Blair, Norval
Blake, Eubie
Blake, Robert
Blakely, Allison
Blakely, Nora
Blakey, Art
Blakey, Theodore Robert
Bland, James Allen
Blanks, Birleanna
Blanton, Jimmy
Blanton, John W.
Blayton, Jesse Bee
Bledsoe, Jules
Blind Boone
Blind Tom
Block, Samuel
Blocker, Sarah
Blockson, Charles L.
Blount, Mel
Blue, Daniel T., Jr.
Bluford, Guion Stewart, Jr. (Guy)
Blunden, Jeraldyne
Blyden, Edward Wilmot
Blythe, Arthur
Blythe, Jimmy
Bo Diddley See Diddley, Bo.
Boen, William
Bogan, Lucille (Bessie Jackson)
Boggs, James
Bogle, Donald E.
Bohannon, Horace
Bojangles See Robinson, Bill.
Bolden, Buddy
Bolden, Charles F., Jr.
Bolden, Ethel Martin
Bolden, Frank E.
Bolden, Melvin R.
Bolin, Jane Mathilda
Bond, Horace Mann
Bond, John Robert
Bond, Julian
Bond, Scott
Bonds, Barry Lamar
Bonds, Margaret Jeannette Allison
Bonner, Marita
Bontemps, Arna Wendell
Booker, James Carroll, III
Booker, Joseph Albert
Booker, Kinney I.
Boone, Clinton Caldwell Sr.
Boone, Eva Roberta (or Mae) Coles
Boone, Sarah
Boothe, Charles Octavius
Borde, Percival
Bostic, Earl
Boston, Absalom
Bottoms, Lawrence W.
Bouchet, Edward Alexander 
Bouey, Harrison N.
Bousfield, Midian Othello
Boutelle, Frazier Augustus 
Bowden, Artemisia
Bowe, Riddick
Bowen, John Wesley Edward
Bowen, Ruth Jean
Bowen, Uvelia Atkins
Bowers, Thomas J. 
Bowie, Lester
Bowles, Eva Del Vakia
Bowman, James E., Jr.
Bowman, Laura
Bowser, David Bustill
Bowser, Mary Elizabeth
Bowser, Rosa Lewis Dixon
Boyd, Gerald M.
Boyd, Henry Allen 
Boyd, Richard Henry
Boyer, Frances
Boykin, Keith
Boynton Robinson, Amelia 
Bozeman, Sylvia Trimble
Brace, Jeffrey
Bradford, Alex
Bradford, Perry
Bradley, Aaron Alpeora
Bradley, Buddy
Bradley, David Henry, Jr.
Bradley, Edward
Bradley, Thomas
Bradshaw, Tiny
Brady, St. Elmo
Bragg, George Freeman, Jr.
Bragg, Janet
Braithwaite, William Stanley Beaumont
Branch, Fredrick Clinton
Branch, Mary Elizabeth
Branch, Wallace
Branche, George Clayton
Brandon, Barbara
Brandon, Brumsic, Jr.
Branson, Herman Russell
Branton, Wiley Austin
Brashear, Carl Maxie
Braud, Wellman
Braun, Carol Moseley See Moseley Braun, Carol.
Brawley, Benjamin
Brawley, Edward McKnight
Brawley, James P.
Braxton, Anthony (Delano)
Brazier, Arthur Monroe
Breedlove, Sarah See Walker, Madam C. J.
Brent, Linda See Jacobs, Harriet.
Brewer, John Mason
Brewster, William Herbert
Brice, Carol Lovette
Bricktop
Bridgewater, Cecil
Bridgewater, Dee Dee
Briggs, Bunny
Briggs, Cyril Valentine
Briggs, Martha Bailey
Brimmer, Andrew Felton
Briscoe, Neliska Ann "Baby"
Bristow, Lonnie Robert
Broadnax, Wesley Jerome
Brock, Lou
Bronson, James H.
Brooke, Edward
Brooks, Carolyn Branch
Brooks, Elizabeth Carter
Brooks, Gwendolyn
Brooks, Owen
Brooks, Shelton
Brooks, Tyrone
Brooks, Walter Henderson
Broonzy, Big Bill
Broteer (Venture Smith)
Brown, Ada
Brown, Anne
Brown, Arthur McKimmon
Brown, Cecil
Brown, Charlotte Eugenia Hawkins
Brown, Clara (Aunt Clara)
Brown, Claude
Brown, Cleo
Brown, Clifford
Brown, Corrine
Brown, Dorothy Lavinia
Brown, E. C. (Edward Cooper)
Brown, Earl
Brown, Elaine
Brown, Emma V.
Brown, Everett
Brown, Frank London
Brown, Fredi Sears
Brown, Grafton Tyler
Brown, H. Rap
Brown, Hallie Quinn
Brown, Henry "Box"
Brown, Homer S.
Brown, James
Brown, Jeannette Elizabeth
Brown, Jesse
Brown, Jesse Leroy
Brown, Jill Elaine
Brown, Jim
Brown, Joan Myers
Brown, Joe
Brown, John
Brown, John Mifflin
Brown, Lawrence
Brown, Lawrence Benjamin
Brown, Lawrence, Jr.
Brown, Letitia Christine Woods
Brown, Lloyd Louis
Brown, Lucy Manetta Hughes
Brown, Morris
Brown, Oscar, Jr.
Brown, Richard Lonsdale
Brown, Ron
Brown, Roosevelt
Brown, Roscoe Conkling, Jr.
Brown, Ruth
Brown, Solomon G.
Brown, Sterling Allen
Brown, Sue M. Wilson
Brown, Wesley A.
Brown, Willa
Brown, William Alexander
Brown, William H.
Brown, William Wells
Brown, Willie [i]
Brown, Willie [ii]
Brown, Willie [iii]
Brown, Wilson
Browne, Marjorie Lee
Browne, Robert Tecumtha
Browne, Roscoe Lee
Browne, Rose Butler
Browne, Theodore
Browne, William Washington
Bruce, Blanche Kelso
Bruce, Henry Clay
Bruce, John Edward
Bruce, Josephine Beall Willson
Bruce, Roscoe Conkling, Sr.
Bruner, Peter
Bryan, Andrew
Bryant, Hazel Joan
Bryant, Ray
Bryant, Richard Renard
Brymn, Tim
Bubbles, John
Buccau, Quamino
Buchanan, Junious "Buck"
Buckner, Milt
Buhaina, Abdullah Ibn See Blakey, Art.
Bulah, Sarah
Bullard, Eugene
Bullins, Edward (Ed)
Bullock, Barbara
Bullock, Dick
Bullock, Matthew Washington
Bumbry, Grace
Bunche, Ralph
Bundy, William F.
Burch, Charles Eaton 
Burch, J. Henri
Burdett, Samuel
Burgaw, Israel
Burgess, John
Burgos, Julia de
Burke, Selma Hortense
Burke, Solomon
Burke, Yvonne Brathwaite
Burks, Mary Fair
Burleigh, Henry Thacker
Burley, Dan
Burnett, Calvin
Burnett, Carol E.
Burnett, Charles
Burns, Anthony
Burnside, R. L.
Burrell, Berkeley Graham
Burrell, Kenny (Kenneth Earl Burrell)
Burrell, William Patrick
Burrill, Mary P. (Mamie)
Burris, Roland
Burris, Samuel D.
Burroughs, Margaret Taylor Goss
Burroughs, Nannie
Burton, LeVar
Burton, Thomas
Burton, Walter Moses
Bush, George Washington
Bush, John
Bush, John Edward
Bush, William Owen 
Bush-Banks, Olivia Ward
Butcher, Elizabeth
Butler, Jerry
Butler, Mary Dell
Butler, Melvin Arthur
Butler, Nace
Butler, Octavia E.
Butler, Selena Sloan
Butler, Susie Dart
Butler, William
Butts, Calvin Otis, III
Byas, Don
Byrd, Flossie Marian
Cable, Theodore
Caesar, Adolph
Caesar, John 
Caesar, Shirley Ann
Cahn, Jean Camper
Cailloux, Andre 
Cain, Lawrence
Cain, Richard Harvey
Caldwell, Charles
Caldwell, Wilson
Cale, Hugh
Caliver, Ambrose 
Calloway, Blanche Dorothea Jones
Calloway, Cab
Calloway, DeVerne Lee
Calloway, Ernest
Calloway, Nathaniel Oglesby
Calvin, Floyd (Joseph)
Cambridge, Godfrey
Cameron, James Herbert
Campanella, Roy
Campbell, Bebe Moore
Campbell, Delois Barrett
Campbell, Earl
Campbell, Elmer Simms
Campbell, James Edwin
Campbell, Lucie E.
Campbell, Luther
Campbell, Sarah (Aunt Sally)
Campbell, T. M.
Campbell, Tunis Gulic
Camper, John Emory Toussaint
Canady, Alexa I.
Candy
Cannady, Beatrice Morrow
Cannon, George Dows
Cannon, George Epps
Cannon, Gus
Cannon, Katie Geneva
Capers, Virginia
Cardozo, Francis Louis
Cardozo, Thomas W.
Cardozo, William Warrick 
Carew, Jan
Carew, Rod
Carey, Archibald James, Jr.
Carey, Mutt
Carlisle, Cato
Carlisle, Una Mae
Carmichael, Stokely
Carnegie, M. Elizabeth
Carney, Harry Howell
Carney, William Harvey
Carpenter, Rosie Lee
Carr, Johnnie
Carr, Leroy
Carr, Sister Wynona
Carroll, Diahann
Carroll, Vinnette
Carruthers, George R.
Carson, Ben
Carson, Julia May Porter
Carson, Robert (Sonny)
Carter, Betty
Carter, Bo
Carter, Dennis Drummond
Carter, Elmer Anderson
Carter, Eunice Hunton
Carter, Hawkins W.
Carter, James
Carter, Jennie
Carter, Mae Bertha
Carter, Robert Lee
Carter, Rubin (Hurricane)
Carter, Shawn Corey See Jay-Z.
Carter, Stephen L.
Carter, Uless
Carter, Vincent O.
Carter, William Beverly, Jr.
Cartwright, Marguerite D.
Carver, George Washington
Cary, Lorene
Cary, Lott
Cary, Mary Ann Shadd
Cass, Melnea
Cassey, Peter Williams
Cassius, Samuel Robert
Catlett, Big Sid
Catlett, Elizabeth
Cato, Minto
Catto, Octavius Valentine
Cayton, Horace Roscoe
Cayton, Horace Roscoe, Sr.
Cayton, Revels Hiram
Cayton, Susie Sumner Revels
Celestin, Papa
Celia [Florida]
Celia [Missouri]
Cepeda, Orlando
Cesar
Chamberlain, Wilt
Chambers, Julius LeVonne
Chambers, Paul
Chandler, Dana C., Jr.
Chaney, James Earl
Chaney, John
Chanticleer, Raven
Chappelle, Dave
Charles, Ezzard Mack
Charles, Ray
Charles, Robert
Charleston, Oscar McKinley
Charlton, Cornelius H.
Charlton, Samuel
Chase, Leah
Chase, William Calvin
Chase-Riboud, Barbara
Chauvin, Louis
Chavis, Benjamin Franklin, Jr.
Chavis, Boozoo (Wilson Anthony Chavis)
Chavis, John
Cheatham, Doc
Cheatham, Henry Plummer
Che-cho-ter
Checker, Chubby
Chenault, Kenneth Irvine
Chenier, Clifton
Cherokee Bill See Goldsby, Crawford (Cherokee Bill).
Cherry, Don
Cherry, Frank S.
Cherry, Henry C.
Chesnutt, Charles Waddell
Chesnutt, Helen Maria
Chester, Thomas Morris
Cheswell, Wentworth
Childers, Lulu Vere
Childress, Alice
Childress, Alvin
Chinn, May Edward
Chisholm, Shirley
Christian, Charlie
Christian, Marcus Bruce
Chuck D (Carlton Douglas Ridenhour) 
Church, Robert Reed
Church, Robert Reed, Jr.
Cinque
Clack, Doris Hargrett
Clamorgan, Cyprian
Clark, Alexander G. 
Clark, Ed
Clark, Kenneth Bancroft
Clark, Mamie Phipps
Clark, Peter Humphries
Clark, Robert
Clark, Septima P.
Clark, Sonny
Clarke, Charles Henry
Clarke, John Henrik
Clarke, Kenny
Clarke, Lewis G.
Clash, Kevin
Clay, Cassius Marcellus, Jr. See Ali, Muhammad.
Clayton, Buck
Clayton, Eva McPherson
Clayton, Mayme
Cleage, Albert Buford, Jr. See Agyeman, Jaramogi Abebe.
Cleage, Pearl (Michelle)
Cleaver, Eldridge
Cleaver, Kathleen
Clement, Rufus Early
Clement, Samuel Spottford
Clemente, Roberto
Cleveland, James Edward
Clifford, Carrie Williams
Clifford, John Robert
Clifton, Lucille
Clinton, George
Clyburn, James Enos
Coachman, Alice
Cobb, Charles E., Jr.
Cobb, James Adlai
Cobb, Jewell Plummer
Cobb, Ned See Shaw, Nate (Ned Cobb).
Cobb, William Montague
Coburn, John P.
Cochran, Johnnie
Coffee
Coffey, Cornelius R.
Coggs, Pauline Redmond
Cohen, Walter L.
Coincoin, Marie-Therese
Coker, Daniel
Coker, Marie Jones Austin Dickerson
Cole, Allen Eugene
Cole, Bob
Cole, Cozy
Cole, Johnnetta
Cole, Maria Hawkins
Cole, Nat King
Cole, Natalie
Cole, Rebecca
Cole, Robert A.
Coleman, Bessie
Coleman, Bill
Coleman, L. Zenobia
Coleman, Lucretia Newman
Coleman, Ornette
Coleman, Steve
Coleman, Warren Clay
Coleman, William T., Jr.
Coles, Honi
Coles, Solomon Melvin
Colescott, Robert
Cole-Talbert, Florence O.
Collier, Holt
Collier, Nathan White
Collins, Addie Mae
Collins, Albert
Collins, Janet
Collins, Julia C.
Coltrane, Alice McLeod
Coltrane, John William
Combs, Osie V., Jr.
Combs, Sean (Puffy) (P Diddy)
Cone, James Hal
Conner, Jeffie Obrea Allen
Connerly, Ward
Conyers, John F., Jr.
Cook, Coralie Franklin
Cook, Fields
Cook, George F. T.
Cook, George William
Cook, John Francis
Cook, John Francis, Jr.
Cook, Joyce Mitchell
Cook, Vivian E. J.
Cook, Will Marion
Cooke, Charles "Doc"
Cooke, Marvel Jackson
Cooke, Sam
Cooke, William E. "Washboard Bill"
Coons, Orlando
Cooper, Ada Augusta Newton
Cooper, Andy
Cooper, Anna Julia Haywood
Cooper, Arthur
Cooper, Charles (Chuck) 
Cooper, Clarence, Jr.
Cooper, Edward Elder
Cooper, George Clinton
Cooper, Jack Leroy
Cooper, John Walcott
Cooper, Tarzan
Cooper, Thomas
Copeland, John Anthony, Jr.
Coppin, Fanny Jackson
Coppin, Levi Jenkins
Corbin, Joseph Carter 
Corbitt, Ted
Cornely, Paul Bertau
Cornish, Samuel Eli
Corrothers, James David
Cortez, Jayne
Cortor, Eldzier
Cosby, Bill
Cosby, Camille
Cose, Ellis Jonathan
Costen, James Hutten
Costen, Melva Wilson
Coston, Julia Ringwood
Cotten, Elizabeth
Cotter, Joseph Seamon, Sr.
Cotton, Dorothy Foreman
Council, Mildred (Mama Dip)
Councill, William Hooper
Cousins, Laura Cheatham
Couvent, Marie Bernard
Cox, Elbert Frank
Cox, Ida
Cox, Minnie
Cox, Oliver Cromwell
Cox, Wayne Wellington
Craft, Juanita Jewel Shanks
Craft, William, and Ellen Craft
Crafts, Hannah
Crafus, Richard
Craig, Douglas
Craig, Lulu Mae Sadler
Craigen, Joseph A.
Crawford, Anthony P.
Crawford, James
Crews, William Henry
Crichlow, Ernest T.
Criss, Sonny
Crocker, Frankie
Cromwell, Adelaide M.
Cromwell, John W., Jr.
Cromwell, John Wesley
Cromwell, Oliver [i]
Cromwell, Oliver [ii]
Cromwell, Otelia
Cromwell, Robert L.
Crosse, Rupert
Crosswaith, Frank Rudolph
Crosthwait, David Nelson, Jr.
Crothers, Scatman
Crouch, Andrae
Crouch, Hubert Branch, Sr.
Crouch, Stanley
Crowders, Reuben See Hogan, Ernest (Reuben Crowders).
Crowdy, William Saunders
Crudup, Arthur
Crum, William Demos
Crummell, Alexander
Crumpler, Rebecca Davis Lee
Cruse, Harold W.
Cruz, Celia
Cuffe, Paul, Sr.
Cullen, Countee
Cullen, Frederick Ashbury
Cumbo, Marion
Cummings, Blondell
Cummings, Ida Rebecca
Cummings, Michael
Cuney, Norris Wright 
Cuney-Hare, Maud
Current, Gloster B.
Curry, George Edward
Curtis, Austin Maurice
Curtis, King
Curtis, Namahyoke Sockum
Cuthbert, Marion Vera
Cuyjet, Marion Helene Durham
D.M.C. See McDaniels, Darryl.
Da Costa, Mathieu
Dabney, Austin 
Dabney, Ford
Dabney, Wendell Phillips
Daddy Grace See Grace, Charles Emmanuel.
Dafora, Asadata
Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand
Dailey, London
Dailey, Ulysses Grant
Daly, James A.
Daly, Marie Maynard
Dameron, Tadd
Dancy, John Campbell, Jr.
Dandridge, Dorothy
Dandridge, Ray
Dandridge, Vivian
Daniel, Everard Washington
Danticat, Edwidge
Darby, Dorothy
Dart, Isom
Dash, Julie
Dave the Potter
Davenport, Charles Edward (Cow-Cow, Charlie, Chas)
David, Charles Walter, Jr.
Davidson, Shelby J.
Davis Trussell, Elizabeth Bishop
Davis, Alexander K.
Davis, Allison
Davis, Angela Yvonne
Davis, Anthony Curtis
Davis, Arthur Paul
Davis, Belle
Davis, Belva
Davis, Benjamin Jefferson [i]
Davis, Benjamin Jefferson [ii]
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr.
Davis, Benjamin O., Sr.
Davis, Blind John
Davis, Corneal Aaron
Davis, Eddie "Lockjaw"
Davis, Ernie
Davis, Frances Elliott
Davis, Frank Marshall
Davis, Gary D.
Davis, Griffith Jerome
Davis, Harry E. 
Davis, Henrietta Vinton
Davis, John
Davis, John Aubrey
Davis, John Warren
Davis, Lelia Foley
Davis, Madison
Davis, Miles
Davis, Noah
Davis, Ossie
Davis, Richard L.
Davis, Rodney Maxwell
Davis, Sammy, Jr. 
Davis, Thulani
Davy, Gloria
Dawson, William Levi [i]
Dawson, William Levi [ii]
Day, Caroline Stewart Bond
Day, John, Jr.
Day, Leon
Day, Thomas 
Day, William Howard
Daylie, Holmes "Daddy-O"
De Baptiste, Richard
De Lavallade, Carmen
De Moss, Elwood
De Paris, Sidney
De Paris, Wilbur
De Priest, Oscar Stanton
Deal, Borden
Dean, Dora
Dean, Harry
Dean, Jennie
Dean, Lillian Harris "Pig Foot Mary"
DeBaptiste, George
DeBaptiste, John
DeBerry, William Nelson
Dede, Edmond 
Dee, Ruby
DeFrantz, Anita L.
DeGrasse, John Van Surly
DeLaine, Rev. Joseph Armstrong
Delaney, Beauford
Delaney, Joseph
Delaney, Lucy A. Berry
Delaney, Sara (Sadie) Mar Johnson
Delany, Bessie and Sadie Delany
Delany, Clarissa Scott
Delany, Hubert T.
Delany, Martin Robison
Delany, Samuel R.
DeLarge, Robert Carlos
Delia
Delille, Henriette
Dellums, C. L.
Dellums, Ronald
Demby, Edward T.
Denby, Charles (Matthew Ward)
Dennis, Lawrence
Dennis, Walter Decoster
Denny, John
Dent, Tom
DePreist, James 
Derricotte, Juliette Aline
Derricotte, Toi
Destine, Jean-Leon
Dett, R. Nathaniel
Detter, Thomas
Deveaux, John H.
Devine, Annie Belle Robinson
Dexter, James Oronoko
DeYampert, Warren Traveous
Dial, Thornton, Sr.
Dibble, Eugene Heriot, Jr.
Dickens, Dorothy Lee
Dickenson, Vic
Dickerson, Addie Whiteman
Dickerson, Carroll
Dickerson, Earl Burrus
Dickinson, Castor
Dickson, Amanda America
Dickson, Moses
Diddley, Bo
Diggs, Charles Coles, Jr.
Diggs, Ellen Irene
Dihigo, Martin
Dill, Augustus Granville
Dinkins, David N.
Dinkins, Lottie Lee
Dixon, "Big" Willie James
Dixon, Dean
Dixon, George
Dixon, Julian Carey
Dixon, Melvin
Dobbs, Mattiwilda
Doby, Larry
Dockery, Sam
Doclas, Nicholas
Doctor Jack
Dodd, Joseph Eldridge
Dodds, Baby
Dodds, Johnny
Dodson, Howard
Dolphy, Eric
Domingo, Wilfred Adolphus
Domino, Fats
Donaldson, Jeff
Donegan, Dorothy
Doner, Sam
Donnell, Clyde Henry
Doram, Dennis
Dorman, Isaiah
Dorr, David F.
Dorsett, Tony
Dorsette, Cornelius Nathaniel
Dorsey, Decatur
Dorsey, James Arthur
Dorsey, John Henry
Dorsey, Thomas Andrew
Douglas, Aaron
Douglas, H. Ford
Douglas, Louis
Douglas, Robert L.
Douglass, Anna Murray
Douglass, Frederick
Douglass, Grace Bustill
Douglass, Hezekiah Ford
Douglass, Sarah Mapps
Dove, Rita Frances
Dove, Ulysees
Downing, George Thomas
Downing, Henry Francis
Doyle, Henry
Doyle, Sam
Dozier, Lamont Herbert
Dr. Dre (Andre Young)
Drake, St. Clair, Jr.
Dranes, Arizona
Drew, Charles Richard
Drew, Howard Porter
Drew, Timothy See Ali, Noble Drew.
Drewry, Elizabeth Simpson
Driskell, David
Drumgoold, Kate
Dryden, Charles Walter
Du Bois, Shirley Lola Graham
Du Bois, W. E. B.
Du Sable, Jean Baptiste Pointe
Dubois, Silvia
Dubuclet, Antoine
Dudley, Edward Richard
Dudley, Edward Richard
Dudley, Sherman H. (Mule)
Duke, Bill
Dukes, Hazel
Dumas, Charles "Charley" Everett
Dumas, Francois Ernest
Dumas, Henry
Dummett, Clifton Orin
Dunbar, Paul Laurence
Dunbar-Nelson, Alice
Duncan, Harry
Duncan, Robert Todd
Duncan, Thelma Myrtle
Duncanson, Robert S.
Dungy, Tony
Dunham, Katherine Mary
Dunjee, Roscoe 
Dunn, Oscar James
Dunnigan, Alice Allison
Duplex, Edward
Dupree, Anna Johnson
Dupuy, Charlotte
Durham, Eddie
Durham, James
Durham, John Stephens
Durham, Tempie Herndon
Durnford, Andrew
Duse, Mohammed Ali
Duster, Alfreda Barnett
Dutrey, Honore
Dutton, Charles
Dwight, Ed
Dykes, De Witt Sanford, Sr.
Dykes, Eva Beatrice
Dymally, Mervyn
Eagleson, William Lewis
Earley, Charity Adams
Early, Gerald
Early, Jordan Winston
Early, Sarah Woodson
Easley, Annie J.
Eason, Willie Claude
Easton, Hosea
Easton, William Edgar
Eaton, Hubert A.
Eckstine, Billy
Edelin, Kenneth Carlton
Edelin, Ramona Hoage
Edelman, Marian Wright
Edmonds, Helen
Edmonds, S. Randolph
Edwards, Ballard T.
Edwards, Harry
Edwards, Harry Thomas
Edwards, Honeyboy
Edwards, James
Edwards, Jodie "Butterbeans"
Edwards, Lena
Edwards, Mel
Edwards, Stoney
Egypt, Ophelia Settle
Eikerenkoetter, Frederick J. See Reverend Ike.
Elaw, Zilpha
Elder, Alfonso
Elder, Robert Lee
Elders, M. Joycelyn
Eldridge, Elleanor
Eldridge, Roy
Elizabeth
Ellington, Arthur "Yank"
Ellington, Duke
Ellington, Mercedes
Elliott, Robert Brown
Ellis, George Washington
Ellis, Larry
Ellison, John Malcus, Sr.
Ellison, Ralph Waldo
Ellison, Stewart
Ellison, William
Elzy, Ruby
Emanuel, James Andrew, Sr.
Epps, Anna Cherrie
Equiano, Olaudah
Eric B. See Barrier, Eric.
Ervin, Booker
Erving, Julius
Espy, Michael Alphonso
Estabrook, Prince
Esteban
Estes, Simon Lamont
Estes, Sleepy John 
Europe, James Reese
Evans, Henry
Evans, Mari E.
Evans, Matilda Arabella
Evans, Minnie Jones
Evans, W. Leonard
Evanti, Lillian Evans
Everett, Francine
Everett, Percival
Evers, Charles
Evers, Medgar
Evers-Williams, Myrlie
Ezra (Ezra McMahon)
Fabio, Sarah Webster
Factor, Pompey
Fagen, David
Fairfax, Jean E.
Faison, George
Falana, Lola
Falconer, Etta Zuber
Farmer, James
Farmer, Sharon
Farmer-Paellmann, Deadria
Farrakhan, Louis Abdul
Farrow, William McNight
Father Divine
Fats Domino See Domino, Fats.
Fattah, Chaka
Faulkner, William John
Fauntroy, Walter Edward
Fauset, Arthur Huff
Fauset, Crystal Bird
Fauset, Jessie Redmon
Fax, Elton
Fayerweather, Sarah Harris
Fearing, Maria
Ferebee, Dorothy Boulding
Ferebee, London R.
Ferguson, Angella Dorothea
Ferguson, Clarence Clyde, Jr.
Ferguson, David Arthur
Ferguson, Katy
Ferguson, Lloyd Noel
Ferguson, Thomas Jefferson 
Fernandis, Sarah Collins
Ferrell, Frank J.
Ferrill, London
Fetchit, Stepin
Fields, Alonzo
Fields, Arabella (Winter)
Fields, Cleo
Fields, Mamie Elizabeth Garvin
Fields, Mary
Figgs, Carrie Law Morgan
Figures, Michael A.
Fillmore, Charles W.
Finch, William
Finley, Harold E.
Fishburne, Laurence
Fisher, Ada Lois Sipuel
Fisher, Gail
Fisher, Miles Mark
Fisher, Rudolph
Fitzbutler, William Henry
Fitzgerald, Ella
Fitzhugh, Howard Naylor
Flack, Roberta
Flake, Floyd Harold
Flake, Green
Flanagan, Minnie
Fleetwood, Christian Abraham 
Fleming, Lethia C.
Fleming, Louise (Lulu) Cecilia
Fletcher, Alphonse, Jr.
Fletcher, Arthur Allen
Fletcher, Barney
Fletcher, Benjamin Harrison
Fletcher, Tom
Flipper, Henry Ossian
Flipper, Joseph Simeon
Flippin, George Albert
Flood, Curt
Flora, William
Florence, Virginia Proctor Powell
Flowers, Ruth Cave
Flowers, Tiger
Floyd, Silas Xavier
Follis, Charles W.
Fontaine, William Thomas
Foote, Julia A. J.
Force, Nathaniel and Daniel
Ford, Arnold Josiah
Ford, Barney Launcelot
Ford, Harold Eugene, Jr.
Ford, Harold Eugene, Sr.
Ford, James William
Ford, Justina
Ford, Len
Ford, West
Fordham, Mary Weston
Foreman, George
Forman, James
Forrest, Jimmy
Forrest, Leon
Forsythe, Albert E.
Fort, Jeff
Fort, Syvilla
Forten, James
Forten, Margaretta
Forten, Robert Bridges
Fortune, Amos
Fortune, T. Thomas
Fortune, Vilot
Fort-Whiteman, Lovett
Foster, Autherine Lucy
Foster, Pops
Foster, Robert Wayne (Bob)
Foster, Rube
Foster, William Hendrick
Fowler, Bud
Fox, John
Fox, Lillian Thomas
Foxx, Jamie
Foxx, Redd
Francis, John Richard
Francis, Norman C.
Francis, William Trevane
Frankie See Baker, Frankie.
Franklin, Aretha
Franklin, Buck Colbert
Franklin, C. L.
Franklin, Charles Sumner
Franklin, Eleanor Ison
Franklin, John Hope
Franklin, Martha Minerva
Franks, Gary
Fraser, Sarah Marinda Loguen See Loguen Fraser, Sarah Marinda.
Fraunces, Samuel
Frazier, E. Franklin
Frazier, Joe
Frazier, Walter (Walt), II
Frederick, Nathaniel
Frederick, Rivers
Free Frank (Frank McWorter)
Freedom, British
Freeman, Al, Jr.
Freeman, Daniel
Freeman, Elizabeth
Freeman, Frankie Muse
Freeman, Harry Lawrence
Freeman, Jordan
Freeman, Morgan
Freeman, Robert Tanner
Freeman, Von
Frierson, Andrew
Frisby, Herbert Milton
Fry, Windsor
Frye, Henry E.
Fudge, Ann Marie
Fuhr, Grant
Fulani, Lenora
Fuller, Blind Boy
Fuller, Charles Henry, Jr.
Fuller, Howard
Fuller, Hoyt William
Fuller, Jesse
Fuller, Meta Warrick
Fuller, Samuel Bacon
Fuller, Solomon Carter
Fuller, Thomas
Fuller, Thomas Oscar
Fuller, William Edward, Sr.
Fulson, Lowell
Fulwood, Sam
Funnye, Capers C., Jr.
Furbush, William Hines
Futrell, Mary Hatwood
Gabriel
Gaddy, Bea
Gaetjens, Joe
Gaillard, Slim
Gaines, Clarence Edward "Big House"
Gaines, Ernest J.
Gaines, Irene McCoy
Gaines, Matthew
Gaines, Wesley John
Galloway, Abraham Hankins
Gammon, Reginald
Ganaway, King Daniel
Gans, Joe
Gans, Panama Joe (Cyril Quinton Jr.)
Gantt, Harvey
Gardiner, Leon
Gardiner, Ronnie
Gardner, Charles W.
Gardner, Edward G.
Gardner, Eliza Ann
Gardner, James Daniel
Gardner, Matt
Gardner, Newport
Garland, Hazel B.
Garland, Red
Garland, Samuel
Garland, William
Garlic, Delia T.
Garlick, Charles
Garner, Erroll
Garner, Margaret
Garnet, Henry Highland
Garnet, Sarah Smith Tompkins
Garrett, Leroy
Garrido, Juan
Garrison, Memphis Tennessee
Garvey, Amy Ashwood 
Garvey, Amy Euphemia Jacques
Garvey, Marcus
Garvin, Charles Herbert
Gaston, A. G.
Gaston, Felecia
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Gates, William (Pop)
Gaye, Marvin
Gayle, Addison, Jr.
Gaynor, Gloria
Gentry, Herbert
George, David
George, Nelson
George, Zelma Watson
Gervin, George
Gibbs, James Lowell
Gibbs, Jonathan C.
Gibbs, Mifflin Wistar
Gibson, Althea
Gibson, Bob
Gibson, John Trusty
Gibson, Joseph Deighton (Jack)
Gibson, Josh
Gibson, Truman Kella, Jr.
Giddens, Rhiannon
Giddings, Paula J.
Gilbert, John Wesley
Gilbert, Mercedes
Gilbert, Robert Alexander
Gilchrist, Samuel
Gillam, Cora T.
Gillam, Isaac T.
Gillespie, Dizzy
Gilliam, Earl B.
Gilliam, Sam
Gilliard, James E. M.
Gilpin, Charles Sidney
Gines, Bernadine Alberta Coles
Giovanni, Nikki
Gladwell, Malcolm
Glass, Charlie
Glass, Dick 
Glave, Thomas
Gleason, Eliza Veleria Atkins
Gloster, Hugh Morris
Gloucester, John
Glover, Danny
Glover, Melvin See Grandmaster Melle Mel (Melvin Glover).
Glover, Ruth
Glover, Savion
Goines, Donald Joseph
Goldberg, Whoopi
Golden, Charles Franklin
Golden, Marita
Goldsby, Crawford (Cherokee Bill)
Gomes, Peter John
Gomez, Joseph
Gomillion, Charles Goode
Gonzales, Babs
Goode, Mal
Goode, Sarah E.
Goode, W. Wilson
Gooden, Dwight Eugene
Gooding, James Henry
Goodridge, Gleanalvin J., Wallace L. Goodridge, and William O. Goodridge
Goodwin, Ruby Berkley
Gordon
Gordon, Bruce
Gordon, Dexter Keith
Gordon, Edmund W.
Gordon, Emmanuel Taylor
Gordon, Eugene
Gordon, Nora Antonia
Gordon, Rose Beatris
Gordone, Charles
Gordy, Berry, II
Gordy, Berry, Sr.
Goreleigh, Rex
Gorham, Sarah Everett
Gossett, Louis, Jr.
Gottschalk, Louis Moreau
Gould, William B.
Gourdine, Meredith C.
Govan, Sandra
Grace, Charles Emmanuel
Graham, Mary Henrietta
Grandmaster Flash (Joseph Saddler)
Grandmaster Melle Mel (Melvin Glover)
GrandWizzard Theodore
Grandy, Moses
Granger, Lester Blackwell
Grant, Frank
Granville, Evelyn Boyd
Gravely, Samuel Lee., Jr.
Graves, Denyce
Graves, Earl
Graweere, John
Gray, Fred D.
Gray, Ralph 
Gray, Simon
Gray, Wardell
Gray, William Herbert, III
Gray, William Herbert, Jr.
Greaves, Bill
Greaves, Clinton
Green, Al
Green, Calvin Coolidge
Green, Chuck
Green, Darrell
Green, Eddie
Green, Elisha Winfield
Green, Ely
Green, Eustace Edward
Green, Grant
Green, Jacob D.
Green, Jim
Green, John Patterson
Green, Marlon D.
Green, Sam
Green, Shields 
Green, William
Green, William Thomas
Greene, Belle da Costa
Greene, Joe
Greene, Lorenzo Johnston
Greene, Maurice
Greene, Percy
Greener, Richard Theodore
Greenfield, Elizabeth Taylor
Greenlee, Sam
Greenlee, William Augustus
Greer, Harold (Hal)
Greer, Sonny
Gregg, John Andrew
Gregory, Dick
Gregory, James Monroe
Gregory, Louis George
Gregory, Thomas Montgomery
Gregory, Wilton
Grier, Eliza Anna
Grier, Pam
Grier, Roosevelt
Griffey, Ken, Jr.
Griffey, Ken, Sr.
Griffith, Emile
Griffith-Joyner, Florence
Griggs, Sutton E.
Grigsby, Snow Flake
Grimes, Henry
Grimes, Leonard A.
Grimes, Tiny
Grimes, William
Grimes, William W.
Grimke, Angelina Weld
Grimke, Archibald Henry
Grimke, Charlotte Forten
Grimke, Francis James
Gronniosaw, James Albert Ukawsaw
Grooms, Anthony
Grooms, Bruce E.
Grosvenor, Verta Mae Smart
Gryce, Gigi
Guilford, William
Guinier, Lani
Gumbel, Bryant
Gumby, Levi Sandy Alexander
Gunn, Bill
Guy, Buddy
Guy, Edna
Guy, Harry P.
Guy-Sheftall, Beverly
Guyton, Tyree
Gwynn, Tony
Hacker, Benjamin Thurman
Hackley, Emma Azalia Smith
Haden, Mabel Dole
Haggler, Joseph, Jr.
Hagler, Marvin
Haizlip, Shirlee Taylor
Hale, Clara McBride
Hale, Mamie Odessa
Hale, Millie E.
Haley, Alex
Hall, Adelaide
Hall, Al
Hall, Arsenio
Hall, Charles
Hall, Edmond
Hall, Harry Haywood
Hall, Juanita
Hall, Jude
Hall, Lloyd Augustus
Hall, Primus
Hall, Prince
Hall, William Henry
Hamer, Fannie Lou
Hamid, Sufi Abdul
Hamilton, Grace Towns
Hamilton, Robert
Hamilton, Thomas
Hamilton, Virginia Esther
Hamlet, James
Hamlin, Albert Comstock
Hammon, Briton 
Hammon, Jupiter
Hammonds, Evelynn Maxine
Hampton, Carl B.
Hampton, Fred
Hampton, Henry
Hampton, James
Hampton, Lionel Leo
Hampton, Pete
Hampton, Slide
Hancock, Gordon Blaine
Hancock, Herbie
Hancock, Hugh Berry
Handy, W. C.
Haney, Cecil D.
Hansberry, Lorraine Vivian
Hansberry, William Leo
Haralson, Jeremiah
Hardin, William Jefferson
Hardman, Della Brown Taylor
Hardwick, Toby
Hargrave, Frank Settle
Harlan, Robert
Harleston, Edwin Augustus
Harmon, Leonard Roy
Harney, Ben R.
Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins
Harper, Michael Steven
Harper, Minnie Buckingham
Harrington, Oliver W.
Harris, Abram Lincoln, Jr.
Harris, Barbara
Harris, Charles H. "Teenie"
Harris, E. Lynn
Harris, E. Victor
Harris, Eddie
Harris, Franco
Harris, James Henry
Harris, John Benjamin
Harris, Little Benny
Harris, Louise "Mamma"
Harris, Lyle Ashton
Harris, Patricia Roberts
Harris, Ruth Coles
Harris, Trudier
Harris, Wynonie (Mr. Blues)
Harrison, Hubert Henry
Harrison, Juanita
Harrison, Paul Carter
Harrison, Samuel
Harris-Stewart, Lusia "Lucy"
Harsh, Vivian Gordon
Hart, Billy
Hart, William H. H.
Hartley, Henry Alexander Saturnin
Hartman, Johnny
Harvard, Beverly
Harvey, Bessie
Harvey, Clarie Collins
Harvey, Georgette Mickey
Hastie, William Henry
Hathaway, Donny
Hathaway, Isaac Scott
Havens, Richie
Hawes, Hampton
Hawkins, Augustus Freeman
Hawkins, Coleman
Hawkins, Connie
Hawkins, Edwin
Hawkins, Erskine
Hawkins, Jalacy J "Screamin' Jay"
Hawkins, Ted
Hawkins, Thomas R.
Hawkins, Walter Lincoln
Hawkins, William Ashbie
Hawthorne, Edward William
Hayden, Lewis
Hayden, Palmer
Hayden, Robert Earl
Hayden, Scott
Hayes, Bob
Hayes, Isaac
Hayes, Roland
Haynes, Daniel
Haynes, Elizabeth Ross
Haynes, George Edmund
Haynes, Lemuel
Haynes, Marques Oreole
Haynes, Martha Euphemia Lofton
Haynes, Roy
Haynes, Thomas
Hayre, Ruth Wright
Haywood, G.T.
Healy, Eliza
Healy, James Augustine
Healy, Michael
Healy, Patrick Francis
Healy, Sherwood
Heard, J. C.
Heard, Marian Nobelene Langston
Heard, Nathan Cliff
Heard, William Henry Harrison
Hearn, Ephraim
Hearne, Azeline
Hearns, Thomas
Heath, Gordon
Heath, Jimmy
Heath, Tootie
Hector, Edward (Ned)
Hedgeman, Anna Arnold
Hegamin, Lucille
Height, Dorothy
Hemings, Sally
Hemphill, Essex
Hemphill, Jessie Mae
Hemphill, Julius
Hemsley, Sherman
Henderson, Fletcher
Henderson, Horace W.
Henderson, Joe
Henderson, Rickey
Henderson, Stephen McKinley
Hendon, Ernest
Hendricks, Barbara
Hendrix, Jimi
Henry, Aaron E.
Henry, Ernie
Henry, Thomas W.
Henry, Warren Elliott
Henson, Josiah
Henson, Matthew Alexander
Herc, DJ Kool
Hercules, Felix
Hernandez, Aileen
Hernandez, Nestor, Jr.
Hernandez, Rafael
Herndon, Alonzo Franklin
Herndon, Angelo
Herndon, Norris B.
Heron, Giles
Herriman, George Joseph
Heth, Joice
Hewlett, James
Hickman, Daniel
Higginbotham, A. Leon, Jr.
Higginbotham, Evelyn Brooks
Higginbotham, J. C.
Higginbotham, Mitchell
Higgins, Bertha Grant DeLard
Higgins, Billy
Hill, "Rabbi" David
Hill, Abram
Hill, Andrew
Hill, Arzell "Z. Z."
Hill, Charles Andrew
Hill, Chippie
Hill, Edwin Shelton
Hill, Elias
Hill, Errol
Hill, Henry Aaron
Hill, Lethia
Hill, Mary Elliott
Hill, Oliver White
Hill, Pete
Hill, Stephen Spencer
Hill, Thomas Arnold 
Hilliard, David
Hilton, Alfred B.
Hilton, John Telemachus
Hilyer, Amanda Victoria Gray 
Himes, Chester Bomar
Hinard, Eufrosina
Hinderas, Natalie
Hines, Earl "Fatha"
Hines, Gregory
Hinson, Eugene Theodore
Hinton, William Augustus
Hite, Les
Hite, Mattie
Hobson Pilot, Ann
Hodges, Augustus M.
Hodges, Ben 
Hodges, Johnny
Hodges, Sylvester
Hogan, Ernest
Hogan, Moses
Holder, Geoffrey
Holiday, Billie
Holland, Annie Welthy Daughtry
Holland, Endesha Ida Mae
Holland, Jerome Heartwell (Brud)
Holland, Milton Murray
Holland, William H. 
Holley, Major
Holley, Susie Catherine
Holliday, Jennifer Yvette
Holloman, John Lawrence Sullivan, Jr.
Holloway, Josephine Amanda Groves
Holly, James Theodore
Holman, M. Carl
Holman, Steve
Holmes, Hamilton
Holsey, Lucius Henry
Holstein, Caspar A.
Holtzclaw, William Henry
Holyfield, Evander
Homer, LeRoy
Honeywood, Varnette
Hood, James Walker
Hood, Walter
Hooker, Earl
Hooker, John Lee
hooks, bell
Hooks, Benjamin Lawson
Hope, Elmo
Hope, John
Hope, Lugenia Burns
Hopkins, Claude
Hopkins, Esther
Hopkins, Lightnin'
Hopkins, Linda
Hopkins, Pauline Elizabeth
Horace, Lillian B.
Hord, Noel Edward
Horn, Shirley
Horne, Frank
Horne, Lena
Horse, John 
Horton, George Moses
Horton, Walter
Horton, William R., Jr.
Hose, Sam
Hosier, "Black Harry"
Hoskins, Dave
House, Callie Delphia
House, Son
Houser, N. B.
Houston, Charles Hamilton
Houston, Drusilla Dunjee
Houston, Joshua
Houston, Kenneth Ray
Houston, Ulysses L.
Howard, Clara Ann
Howard, Elston
Howard, Milton
Howard, Perry Wilbon 
Howard, T. R. M.
Howell, Abner Leonard
Howlin' Wolf
Hubbard, James H.
Hubbard, Philip Gamaliel
Hubbard, William DeHart
Hudson, Hosea
Huff, Edgar R.
Huff, Leon
Huggins, Ericka
Huggins, Hazel Renfroe
Huggins, Nathan Irvin
Hughes, Albert and Allen
Hughes, Cathy
Hughes, Langston
Hughes, Louis
Hughes, Revella
Huiswoud, Otto Eduard Gerardus Majella
Hulett, John
Hull, Agrippa
Hull, Gloria Thompson (Akasha)
Humes, Helen
Hundley, Mary Gibson
Hunster, Richard L.
Hunt, Gilbert
Hunt, Henry Alexander, Jr.
Hunt, Ida Alexander Gibbs 
Hunt, Richard
Hunt, William Henry
Hunter, Alberta
Hunter, Clementine
Hunter, Ivory Joe
Hunter, Jane Edna
Hunter, John McNeile
Hunter, Mary Evelyn Virginia
Hunter-Gault, Charlayne
Hunton, Addie Waites
Hunton, Alphaeus
Hunton, William
Hurley, Ruby
Hurston, Zora Neale
Hurt, Mississippi John
Hutson, Bill
Hutson, Jean Blackwell
Hutto, J. B.
Hutton, Bobby
Hyers, Anna Madah
Hyers, Emma Louise
Hyman, Flora "Flo"
Hyman, John Adams
Ice Cube
Iceberg Slim See Beck, Robert (Iceberg Slim).
Ice-T
Ihetu, Richard (Dick Tiger)
Ikard, Bose
Iman
Imes, Elmer Samuel
Innis, Roy
Irvin, Monte
Irvis, K. Leroy
Isley, Ronald
Isom, Roger G.
Jack, Beau
Jackman, Harold
Jackson McCabe, Jewell
Jackson, Ada B.
Jackson, Al, Jr.
Jackson, Angela
Jackson, Bessie See Bogan, Lucille (Bessie Jackson).
Jackson, Bo
Jackson, Daniel
Jackson, Dinnah
Jackson, Emory Overton
Jackson, Fay M.
Jackson, George
Jackson, George Washington
Jackson, Giles Beecher
Jackson, J. J.
Jackson, Jesse L., Sr.
Jackson, Jesse Louis, Jr.
Jackson, Jimmy Lee
Jackson, Joseph Harrison
Jackson, Leo Albert
Jackson, Lillie Mae Carroll
Jackson, Luther Porter
Jackson, Mahalia
Jackson, Maynard Holbrook, Jr.
Jackson, Michael
Jackson, Milt
Jackson, O'Shea See Ice Cube.
Jackson, Peter
Jackson, Rebecca Cox
Jackson, Reggie
Jackson, Robert R.
Jackson, Samuel L.
Jackson, Shirley Ann
Jackson, William
Jackson, William Tecumseh Sherman
Jacobs, Harriet
Jacobs, John S.
Jacobs, Little Walter
Jacobs, Louisa
Jacobs, Phebe Ann
Jacquet, Illinois
Jafa, Arthur
Jai, Anna Madgigine
Jakes, T. D.
Jallo, Job ben Solomon
Jam Master Jay
Jamal, Ahmad
James, Anna Louise
James, C. L. R
James, Charles Edmund
James, Daniel, Jr.
James, Elmore
James, Etta
James, Miles
James, Sharpe
James, Skip
James, Thomas
Jamison, Judith
Jarreau, Alwyn Lopez (Al)
Jarrett, Vernon D.
Jasper, John
Jay-Z
Jea, John
Jeffers, Lance
Jefferson, Blind Lemon
Jefferson, Eddie
Jefferson, Isaac
Jefferson, Mildred Fay
Jefferson, Roland M.
Jefferson, Roland Spratlin
Jefferson, William Jennings
Jeffrey, George S.
Jemison, Mae
Jemison, T. J.
Jemmy
Jenkins, Clarence (Fats)
Jenkins, David
Jenkins, Edmund Thornton
Jenkins, Esau
Jenkins, Ferguson Arthur, Jr. "Fergie"
Jenkins, Norman A.
Jennings, Darius T.
Jeremiah, Thomas
Jernigan (or Jernagin), William H.
Jessye, Eva Alberta
Joans, Ted
Joe
John Hardy
John Henry
Johns, Barbara
Johns, Moses
Johns, Vernon Napoleon
Johnson (Hubbell), Helene V.
Johnson, Amelia Etta Hall
Johnson, Amy
Johnson, Andrew N.
Johnson, Ann Battles
Johnson, Anthony
Johnson, Bill
Johnson, Blind Willie
Johnson, Budd
Johnson, Bunk
Johnson, Cernoria McGowan
Johnson, Charles Spurgeon
Johnson, Cornelius Cooper
Johnson, Earvin "Magic," Jr.
Johnson, Edward Austin
Johnson, Ellsworth (Bumpy)
Johnson, Francis
Johnson, George "Chappie"
Johnson, George W.
Johnson, Georgia Douglas
Johnson, Gilbert
Johnson, Hall
Johnson, Halle Tanner Dillon
Johnson, Harvey
Johnson, Henry 
Johnson, Herman
Johnson, J.J.
Johnson, Jack
Johnson, James P.
Johnson, James Weldon
Johnson, Jane
Johnson, John [i]
Johnson, John [ii]
Johnson, John Henry
Johnson, John Howard (Rev.)
Johnson, John Rosamond 
Johnson, Johnnie
Johnson, Joshua
Johnson, Judy
Johnson, Katherine G.
Johnson, Kathryn Magnolia
Johnson, Lonnie
Johnson, Lonnie G.
Johnson, Louis
Johnson, Lucy Bagby 
Johnson, Mamie (Peanut)
Johnson, Marjorie Witt
Johnson, Mess
Johnson, Mordecai Wyatt
Johnson, Nathan
Johnson, Norma Holloway
Johnson, Pauline Byrd Taylor
Johnson, Pete
Johnson, Peter August
Johnson, Rafer
Johnson, Robert
Johnson, Robert L. 
Johnson, Sargent Claude
Johnson, Thomas Lewis
Johnson, Tommy
Johnson, W. Bishop
Johnson, William
Johnson, William H.
Johnson, William Henry
Johnson-Brown, Hazel
Johnston, Albert
Joiner, Charlie
Joiner, Philip
Jones, Absalom
Jones, Addison See Nigger Add.
Jones, Bessie
Jones, Bill T.
Jones, Booker T.
Jones, Charles Price
Jones, Clara Stanton
Jones, Claudia
Jones, David (Deacon)
Jones, E. Edward, Sr.
Jones, Eddie (Guitar Slim)
Jones, Edith Mae Irby
Jones, Edward P., Sr.
Jones, Edward Smythe
Jones, Etta
Jones, Eugene Kinckle 
Jones, Gayl
Jones, Gilbert Haven
Jones, Grace
Jones, Grace Morris Allen
Jones, Hayes
Jones, James Earl
Jones, James Francis
Jones, Jerrel
Jones, Jo
Jones, John [i]
Jones, John [ii]
Jones, K. C.
Jones, Laurence Clifton
Jones, LeRoi See Baraka, Amiri.
Jones, Lois Mailou
Jones, Madame Sissieretta Joyner
Jones, Marion
Jones, Nancy
Jones, Nathaniel R.
Jones, Philly Joe
Jones, Quincy
Jones, Sam [i]
Jones, Sam [ii]
Jones, Sarah Garland Boyd
Jones, Scipio Africanus
Jones, Sophia Bethene
Jones, Thad
Jones, Virginia Lacy
Jones, Vivan Malone See Malone, Vivian.
Jones, Willa Saunders
Jones, Willie "Suicide"
Joplin, Scott
Jordan, Barbara
Jordan, George 
Jordan, June 
Jordan, Louis
Jordan, Michael
Jordan, Vernon
Joseph, Allison
Josey, E. J.
Josey, J. Anthony
Joyner, Marjorie Stewart
Joyner, Tom
Joyner-Kersee, Jackie
Julian, Hubert F.
Julian, Percy Lavon
Just, Ernest Everett
Karenga, Maulana
Karim, Benjamin Goodman
Kaufman, Bob
Kay, Ulysses Simpson
Kearse, Amalya Lyle
Keb' Mo' See Moore, Kevin (Keb' Mo').
Kebe, Lamine
Keckly, Elizabeth Hobbs
Keeble, Marshall
Kein, Sybil
Keith, Damon Jerome
Kelley, Edmond
Kelley, William
Kelly, Alexander
Kelly, Leontine Turpeau Current
Kelly, Patrick
Kelly, Paula
Kelly, Sharon Pratt
Kelly, Wynton
Kenan, Randall
Kendricks, Eddie
Kennedy, Adrienne
Kennedy, Flo
Kennedy, William Jesse, Jr.
Keppard, Freddie
Kern Foxworth, Marilyn
Kersands, Billy
Kersee, Jackie Joyner See Joyner-Kersee, Jackie.
Kersey, Kenny
Key, Elizabeth
Keyes, Alan
Kid Gavilan
Kid Norfolk
Kidd, Mae Taylor Street
Kilgore, Thomas, Jr.
Killens, John Oliver
Kilpatrick, Carolyn Cheeks
Kilson, Martin
Kimbrough, Jack
Kimmons, Carl Eugene
Kincaid, Jamaica
King, Ada
King, Albert
King, B. B.
King, Ben E.
King, Bernice
King, Boston
King, Coretta Scott
King, Don
King, Freddie
King, Horace
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
King, Martin Luther, Sr.
King, Reatha Clark
King, Rodney Glenn
Kirby, John
Kirk, Andy
Kirk, Gabrielle See McDonald, Gabrielle Kirk.
Kirk, Rahsaan Roland
Kitt, Eartha Mae
Kittrell, Flemmie Pansy
Knight, Etheridge
Knight, Gladys
Knight, Gwendolyn
Knox, George Levi
Knox, William Jacob
Knuckles, Frankie
Komunyakaa, Yusef
Kornegay, Wade M.
KRS-One
Labelle, Patti
Lacy, Rubin
Lacy, Sam
Ladd, Florence
Ladner, Joyce Ann
Lafayette, James Armistead
Lafon, Thomy
LaFontant, Jewel Stradford
Laine, Henry Allen
Lambright, Middleton H.
Lampkin, Daisy
Landry, Pierre Caliste
Lane, Dick "Night Train"
Lane, Isaac
Lane, William Henry
Laney, Lucy Craft
Langa, Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen we See we Langa, Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen.
Lange, Mary Elizabeth
Langford, George Malcolm
Langford, Samuel
Langston, Charles Henry
Langston, John Mercer 
Lanier, Willie
Lanusse, Armand
Larsen, Nella
Lateef, Yusef
Latifah, Queen See Queen Latifah.
Latimer, Lewis Howard
Latta, Morgan London
Lattimore, Benjamin
Lattimore, John Aaron Cicero
Laurie, Eunice Verdell Rivers
Lautier, Louis Robert
Laveaux, Marie
Lawless, Theodore Kenneth
Lawrence, Jacob Armstead
Lawrence, Margaret Morgan
Lawrence, Robert Henry, Jr.
Lawson, James
Lawson, James Raymond
Lawson, John
Lead Belly
Leary, John Sinclair
Ledbetter, Huddie See Lead Belly.
Lee, Andrea
Lee, Archy
Lee, Arthur
Lee, Barbara
Lee, Canada
Lee, Everett Astor
Lee, George E.
Lee, Jarena
Lee, John Wesley, Jr.
Lee, Joseph E.
Lee, Joseph Howard See LoBagola, Bata Kindai Amgoza Ibn (Joseph Howard Lee).
Lee, Julia
Lee, Raphael Carl
Lee, Samuel J.
Lee, Spike
Lee, Sylvia Olden
Lee, Ulysses Grant
Lee, William
Lee, William Mack
Lee-Smith, Hughie
LeFlore, John L.
Leftwich, John C.
Leidesdorff, William Alexander
Leiper, Fanny
Leland, Frank
Leland, Mickey
Lemon, Meadowlark
Lenoir, J. B.
LeNoire, Rosetta
Leonard, Buck
Leonard, Harlan
Leonard, Sugar Ray
Leonard, Walter J.
Lester, Julius
LeTang, Henry
Levington, William
Levy, Levi Ben
Lew, Barzillai (or Barsillai)
Lewis, Carl
Lewis, Channing
Lewis, Cudjo (Kossola)
Lewis, David Levering 
Lewis, Edmonia
Lewis, Felix Early
Lewis, Furry
Lewis, George
Lewis, George (Joseph Francois Zeno)
Lewis, Ida Elizabeth
Lewis, Joan Tarika
Lewis, John
Lewis, John Aaron
Lewis, John Henry
Lewis, Joseph Vance
Lewis, Julian Herman
Lewis, Meade Anderson "Lux"
Lewis, Oliver
Lewis, Reginald Francis
Lewis, Robert Benjamin
Lewis, Roscoe E.
Lewis, Samella
Lewis, Shirley A. R.
Lewis, W. Arthur
Lewis, William Charles, II
Lewis, William Henry
Liele, George
Lightfoot, George Morton
Lightner, Gwendolyn
Lightnin' Hopkins See Hopkins, Lightnin'.
Ligon, Glenn
Lincoln, Abbey
Lincoln, C. Eric
Lindsay, Inabel Burns
Lindsay, John
Lion, Jules
Lipman, Wynona M.
Lipscomb, Eugene Alan "Big Daddy"
Lipscomb, Mance
Liston, Melba
Liston, Sonny
Little Richard
Little, Booker, Jr.
Little, Malcolm. See Malcolm X.
Livingston, Myrtle Smith
LL Cool J
Lloyd, Earl Francis
Lloyd, John Henry "Pop"
LoBagola, Bata Kindai Amgoza Ibn (Joseph Howard Lee)
Locke, Alain Leroy
Locks, John W.
Lockwood, Robert, Jr.
Lofton, James
Logan, Adella Hunt
Logan, Arthur Courtney
Logan, Onnie Lee
Logan, Rayford Whittingham
Loguen Fraser, Sarah Marinda
Loguen, Jermain Wesley
Lomax, Louis Emanuel
Long, Jefferson Franklin
Long, Sylvester
Lorde, Audre
Loudin, Frederick Jeremiah
Louis, Joe
Loury, Glenn
Louveste, Mary
Love, Edward
Love, Emmanuel King
Love, Josephine Harreld
Love, Nat
Love, Rose Leary
Loving, Mildred
Loving, Neal Vernon
Lowery, Irving E.
Lowery, Joseph Echols
Lowery, P.G.
Lowry, James
Lu Valle, James
Lucas, Bohlen
Lunceford, Jimmie
Luper, Clara
Lutcher, Nellie
Lyle, Ethel Octavia Hedgeman
Lymon, Frankie
Lynch, Damon, III
Lynch, James
Lynch, John Roy
Lynk, Miles Vandahurst
Lynn, Conrad J.
Lyons, James Leroy (Jimmy)
Lyons, Maritcha R.
Lytle, Lutie A.
Mabley, Moms
Mabson, George Lawrence
Mabson, William Patrick
MacAlpine, Arthur
Machito
Mack, Cecil
Mackey, Biz
Mackey, Nathaniel
Magee, James Henry
Maghett, Samuel Gene See Magic Sam (Samuel Gene Maghett).
Magic Sam (Samuel Gene Maghett)
Mahal, Taj
Mahoney, Mary
Major, Clarence
Majors, Monroe Alpheus
Majozo, Estella Conwill
Malarcher, David Julius "Gentleman Dave"
Malcolm X
Mallory, Arenia Cornelia
Malone, Annie Turnbo
Malone, Vivian
Malveaux, Julianne Marie
Malvin, John
Mama Dip See Council, Mildred (Mama Dip)
Manley, Audrey Forbes
Manly, Alexander
Manns Israel, Adrienne
Maples, William Lineas
Mapps, Grace A.
Marable, Fate
Marchbanks, Lucretia
Marchbanks, Vance Hunter, Jr.
Marichal, Juan
Marino, Eugene Antonio
Markham, Dewey (Pigmeat)
Marrant, John
Marrett, Cora Bagley
Marrow, Tracy See Ice-T.
Mars, James
Marsalis, Wynton 
Marsh, Vivian Osborne
Marshall, Albert P.
Marshall, Andrew Cox
Marshall, Arthur
Marshall, Bobby
Marshall, Harriet Gibbs
Marshall, Kerry James
Marshall, Napoleon Bonaparte
Marshall, Paule
Marshall, Thurgood
Marshall-Linnemeier, Lynn
Martin, Graham Edward
Martin, John Sella
Martin, Louis E.
Martin, Roberta
Martin, Sallie
Martinez, Pedro
Marvin X
Mason, Biddy Bridget
Mason, Charles Harrison
Mason, E. Harold
Mason, Lena Doolin
Mason, Vivian Carter
Massaquoi, Hans J.
Massey, Walter Eugene
Massiah, Louis Joseph
Massie, Samuel Proctor, Jr.
Matheus, John Frederick
Mathis, Johnny
Matthew, Wentworth Arthur
Matthews, Artie
Matthews, Victoria Earle
Matthews, Vince
Matthews, William Clarence
Matzeliger, Jan Ernst
May, Derrick
May, Lee
Mayes, Vivienne Lucille Malone
Mayfield, Curtis
Mayfield, Percy
Mayhew, Richard
Maynard, Aubre De Lanmbert
Maynard, Robert Clyde
Mays, Benjamin E.
Mays, Willie
Mazloomi, Carolyn
McAdoo, Robert Allen, Jr. "Bob"
McAfee, Walter Samuel
McBay, Henry Cecil Ransom
McBay, Shirley Mathis
McBride, James
McCabe, Edwin Prescott
McCain, Franklin
McCall, Herman Carl, Jr.
McCall, Nathan
McCarty, Oseola
McClain, Leanita
McClendon, Dorothy V.
McClendon, James Julius
McClendon, Rose
McClennan, Alonzo Clifton
McCline, John
McClinton, O. B.
McCluskey, John A., Jr.
McCovey, Willie
McCoy, Bill See Railroad Bill.
McCoy, Elijah
McCoy, Mary Eleanora
McCray, Carrie Allen
McCray, John Henry
McCray, Mary F.
McCrorey, Mary Jackson
McDaniel, Hattie
McDaniels, Darryl
McDonald, Gabrielle Kirk
McDonald, Henry
McDowell, Mississippi Fred
McElroy, Colleen J.
McFerren, Viola Harris
McFerrin, Robert, Jr. (Bobby)
McGee, Charles Edward
McGee, Henry Wadsworth
McGhee, Brownie
McGhee, Fredrick Lamar
McGhee, Howard B. "Maggie"
McGinty, Doris Evans
McGirt, James Ephraim
McGruder, Aaron
McGuire, George Alexander
McGuire-Duvall, Edith
McKaine, Osceola
McKane, Alice Woodby
McKay, Claude
McKay, Nellie Y.
McKegney, Tony
McKenzie, Vashti Murphy
McKinlay, Whitefield
McKinney Steward, Susan Maria Smith See Steward, Susan Maria Smith McKinney.
McKinney, Cynthia
McKinney, Ernest Rice
McKinney, Nina Mae
McKinney, Roscoe Lewis
McKinney, William "Bill"
McKissack, Pat
McKissick, Floyd Bixler
McKoy, Millie and Christine
McLaurin, George W.
McLean, Jackie
McLendon, Johnny
McLin, Lena
McMahon, Ezra See Ezra. 
McMillan, Terry L.
McNair, Barbara
McNair, Denise
McNair, Ronald Erwin
McNairy, Francine
McNeely, Cecil James (Big Jay)
McNeil, Claudia
McNeill, Robert H.
McPhatter, Clyde
McPhatter, Thomas
McPherson, Christopher
McQueen, Butterfly (Thelma)
McRae, Carmen
McShann, Jay
McTell, Blind Willie
McWorter, Frank See Free Frank (Frank McWorter).
Meachum, John Berry
Meadows, Lucile Smallwood
Mease, Quentin Ronald "Quent"
Mebane, George Allen
Mebane, Mary Elizabeth
Meeks, Gregory
Melvin, Harold
Memphis Minnie
Memphis Slim
Menard, John Willis
Mendez, Jose
Menendez, Francisco
Mercer, Mabel
Meredith, James Howard
Meriwether, Louise
Merrick, John
Metcalfe, Ralph Harold
Metoyer, Augustin
Metoyer, Louis
Mfume, Kweisi
Michaux, Lewis H.
Michaux, Lightfoot Solomon
Micheaux, Oscar
Mickens, Ronald Elbert
Middleton-Hairston, Jeanne
Mifflin, James
Milburn, Amos
Milburn, Rodney (Hot Rod)
Miles, John (Mule)
Miles, Lizzie
Miley, Bubber
Miller, Bebe
Miller, Cheryl
Miller, Dorie
Miller, Kelly
Miller, May Sullivan
Miller, Robert
Miller, Thomas Ezekiel
Millinder, Lucky
Mills, Florence
Mills, Harry, and Herbert Mills
Mills, Stephanie
Milton, Roy
Mingus, Charles, Jr.
Minkins, Shadrach
Mitchell, Abbie
Mitchell, Arthur
Mitchell, Arthur Wergs
Mitchell, Bert Norman
Mitchell, Blue
Mitchell, Bobby
Mitchell, Charles Lewis
Mitchell, Clarence Maurice, Jr.
Mitchell, George
Mitchell, John, Jr.
Mitchell, Joseph E.
Mitchell, Littleton Purnell
Mitchell, Parren
Mitchell, Walter M. 
Mitchell-Bateman, Mildred
Mix, Sarah Ann Freeman
Mizell, Jason See Jam Master Jay.
Mobley, Hank
Mobley, Mamie Till See Till-Mobley, Mamie.
Mollison, Irvin C.
Mollison, Willis E.
Molyneaux, Tom
Mongoula, Nicolas
Monk, Thelonious
Monroe, Vernon Earl "The Pearl"
Montana, Allison Marcel "Tootie"
Montgomery, Benjamin Thornton
Montgomery, Isaiah Thornton
Montgomery, Little Brother
Montgomery, Ralph
Montgomery, Wes
Montgomery, William Thorton
Montjoy, Zilpah
Moody, Anne E.
Moody, Charles David
Moon, Harold Warren
Moon, Henry Lee
Moore, Aaron McDuffie
Moore, Acel
Moore, Amzie
Moore, Archie
Moore, Cecil B.
Moore, Charles
Moore, Dorothy Rudd
Moore, Frederick Randolph
Moore, Harry Tyson
Moore, John Jamison
Moore, Kevin (Keb' Mo')
Moore, Lenny
Moore, Melba
Moore, Queen Mother
Moore, Richard Benjamin
Moore, Ruth Ella
Moore, Undine
Moore, Willie Hobbs
Moorhead, Scipio
Moorland, Jesse Edward
Morel, Junius C.
Moret, J. Adolph, Jr.
Morgan, Clement Garnett
Morgan, Connie
Morgan, Garrett Augustus
Morgan, Joe
Morgan, Lee
Morgan, Nathaniel
Morgan, Raleigh, Jr.
Morgan, Raphael
Morgan, Sam
Morganfield, McKinley See Waters, Muddy.
Morial, Ernest Nathan (Dutch)
Morley-Ball, Joyce A.
Morris, Elias Camp
Morris, Garrett
Morris, Robert Sr.
Morris, Samuel
Morrison, George
Morrison, Harry Lee
Morrison, Toni
Morrow, E. Frederic
Morrow, Willie Lee
Morton Jones, Verina Harris
Morton Jones, Verina Harris See Jones, Verina Harris Morton.
Morton, Benny
Morton, Ferdinand Quintin
Morton, Jelly Roll
Morton, Lena Beatrice
Morton, Theophilus B.
Moseley Braun, Carol
Moses, Robert P.
Mosley, Walter
Moss, Annie Lee
Moss, Carlton
Moss, Thylias
Mossell, Gertrude Bustill
Mossell, Mary Ella
Mossell, Nathan Francis
Moten, Bennie
Moten, Lucy Ellen
Moten, Pierce Sherman
Motley, Archibald J., Jr.
Motley, Constance Baker
Motley, Fannie
Motley, Marion (Tank)
Motley, Willard Francis
Moton, Robert Russa
Mountain, Joseph
Moutoussamy-Ashe, Jeanne
Mr. Imagination
Muddy Waters See Waters, Muddy.
Muhammad, Clara
Muhammad, Elijah
Muhammad, Warith Deen
Mullen, Harryette
Mulzac, Hugh Nathaniel
Mundy, Jimmy
Mungin, Lawrence Dwayne
Murphy, Calvin
Murphy, Carl 
Murphy, Eddie
Murphy, Isaac
Murphy, John Henry, Sr.
Murray, Albert
Murray, Daniel Alexander Payne
Murray, Eddie
Murray, Pauli
Murray, Peter Marshall
Murray, Robert Fulton, Jr.
Muse, Clarence E.
Myers, Isaac
Nabrit, James Madison, Jr.
Nabrit, Samuel Milton
Nail, John E.
Nance, Ethel Ray
Nance, Lee
Nance, Ray
Nanton, Joe
Napier, James Carroll
Nash, Charles Edmund
Nash, Diane Judith Bevel
Nash, Helen Elizabeth
Nash, William Beverly
Navarro, Fats
Naylor, Gloria
Neal, Larry
Neely, Barbara
Nehemiah, Renaldo
Nell, William Cooper
Nelson, Marilyn
Nelson, Rachel West
Neville Brothers, The
Newborn, Phineas
Newby, Dangerfield 
Newman, Isaiah DeQuincey
Newsome, Joseph Thomas
Newsome, Mary Effie Lee
Newton, Alexander Herritage
Newton, Frankie
Newton, Huey P.
Nicholas, Albert
Nicholas, Fayard, and Harold Nicholas
Nichols, Charles H.
Nichols, Herbie
Nichols, Nichelle
Nickens, Armistead Stokalas, Jr.
Nickens, James 
Nigger Add
Nighthawk, Robert
Nix, Robert
Nixon, Edgar Daniel
Nixon, Lawrence Aaron
Noble, Jeanne L.
Noll, Malinda
Norman, Jessye
Northup, Solomon
Norton, Eleanor Holmes
Norton, Kenneth (Ken) Howard
Notorious B. I. G. (Christopher Wallace)
Nunez, Elizabeth
O'Neal, Shaquille Rashaun
Obama, Barack
O'Dell, Jack
Odetta
Offley, Greensbury Washington
Ogbu, John Uzo
O'Grady, Lorraine
O'Hara, James Edward
O'Kelly, Berry
O'Leary, Hazel R.
Oliver, King
Oliver, Sy
O'Neal, Frederick Douglass
O'Neal, Stanley
O'Neil, Buck
Onesimus
O'Ree, Willie
Organ, Claude H., Jr.
Ormes, Jackie
Ory, Kid
Osbey, Brenda Marie
Osborne, Estelle Massey Riddle
Osborne, William T.
Otabenga
Ottley, Roi
Outlaw, Wyatt
Overstreet, Joe
Owen, Chandler
Owens, Carl
Owens, Jesse
Owens, Joan Murrell
Owens, Major Robert Odell
P Diddy See Combs, Sean (Puffy) (P Diddy).
Pacale, Yves
Pace, Harry Herbert
Padmore, George
Page, Clarence
Page, Hot Lips
Page, Inman Edward
Page, Lawanda
Page, Walter
Paige, Rod
Paige, Satchel
Painter, Nell Irvin
Palmer, Earl
Pandit, Korla
Parker, Allen
Parker, Charlie
Parker, Jim
Parker, John P.
Parker, Lawrence See KRS-One.
Parker, Mack Charles
Parker, Noah B.
Parker, William [i]
Parker, William [ii]
Parks, Gordon, Jr.
Parks, Gordon, Sr.
Parks, Henry Green, Jr.
Parks, Lillian Rogers
Parks, Rosa
Parks, Suzan-Lori
Parrish, Mary E. Jones
Parsons, Lucy
Parsons, Richard Dean
Patience, C. Edgar
Patience, Crowder
Patrick, Deval
Patrick, Jennie R.
Patterson, Floyd
Patterson, Frederick Douglass
Patterson, James Oglethorpe
Patterson, Louise Thompson See Thompson Patterson, Louise.
Patterson, Mary Jane
Patterson, Orlando
Patterson, William L.
Pattillo, Walter Alexander
Patton, Charley
Patton, Georgia E. L
Patton, Gwen
Paul, Emmanuel
Paul, Nathaniel
Paul, Robert Austin
Paul, Susan
Paul, Thomas
Payne, Christopher Harrison
Payne, Daniel Alexander
Payne, Ethel Lois
Payne, Rufus (Tee Tot)
Payton, Carolyn Robertson
Payton, Philip A., Jr.
Payton, Walter
Peacock, Wazir
Peake, Mary S.
Pearson, Conrad Odell
Pease, Joachim
Peck, David Jones
Peeples, Nat
Peete, Calvin
Pelham, Benjamin B.
Pelham, Robert A., Jr. 
Pendergrass, Teddy
Penn, Irvine Garland 
Penniman, Richard See Little Richard.
Pennington, James William Charles
Perez, Manuel
Perez, Tony
Perkins, John M.
Perry Lincoln See Fetchit, Stepin.
Perry, Fredericka Douglass Sprague
Perry, Harold Robert
Perry, Heman Edward
Perry, Ivory
Perry, Joe
Perry, Julia
Perry, Matthew James, Jr.
Perry, Pettis
Perry, Phyllis Alesia
Perry, Rufus Lewis
Peters, Margaret, and Matilda Roumania
Peters, Thomas
Peterson, Joseph P.
Peterson, Oscar
Petioni, Charles Augustin
Petioni, Muriel Marjorie
Petry, Ann
Pettey, Sarah Dudley
Pettiford, Oscar
Pettiford, William Reuben
Peyton, Dave
Peyton, Thomas Roy
Phillips, Carl
Phillips, Channing E.
Phillips, Esther
Phinazee, Alethia Annette Lewis Hoage
Pickens, William 
Pickett, Bill
Pickett, Tidye
Pickett, Wilson, Jr.
Pico, Andres
Pico, Pio
Picou, Alphonse
Picquet, Louisa
Pierce, Billy
Pierce, De De and Billie Pierce
Pierce, Joseph Alphonso
Pierce, Ponchitta
Pigee, Vera Mae
Pigfoot Mary See Dean, Lillian Harris "Pig Foot Mary."
Pigmeat See Markham, Dewey (Pigmeat).
Pinchback, P. B. S.
Pinckney, William
Pindell, Howardena
Pinn, Petra Fitzalieu
Pinn, Robert
Piper, Adrian Margaret Smith
Piper, Rose
Pippin, Horace
Piron, Armand John
Pittman, William Sidney
Planciancois, Anselmas 
Plato, Ann
Player, Willa Beatrice
Pleasant, Mary Ellen
Pledger, William Anderson
Plessy, Homer Adolph
Plinton, James O., Jr.
Plummer, Henry Vinton
Plumpp, Sterling
Poage, George Coleman
Poe, L. Marian
Pogue, Stephanie
Poindexter, Hildrus Augustus
Poindexter, James Preston
Poitier, Sidney
Poles, Spottswood
Polite, Carlene Hatcher
Polk, Prentice Herman (P.H.)
Pollard, Auburey
Pollard, Charlie Wesley
Pollard, Fritz
Pomp
Poole, Cecil F.
Poole, Robert See Muhammad, Elijah.
Poor, Salem
Popel, Esther
Populus, Vincent
Porter, David
Porter, Gilbert Lawrence
Porter, James Amos
Posey, Cum
Poston, Ted
Potter, Eliza
Potter, Richard
Poussaint, Alvin Francis
Poussaint, Renee Francine
Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr.
Powell, Adam Clayton, Sr.
Powell, Bud
Powell, Colin
powell, john a.
Powell, Michael Anthony (Mike)
Powell, William Frank 
Powell, William Peter
Powers, Georgia Davis
Powers, Harriet
Pozo, Chano
Prater, David
Pratt, Awadagin
Pratt, Geronimo
Preer, Evelyn
Premice, Josephine
Preston, Richard
Preston, William Everett
Price, Florence B.
Price, George Washington, Jr.
Price, Hugh Bernard
Price, Joseph Charles 
Price, Leontyne
Price, Nelly
Pride, Charley
Pride, Curtis
Primus, Pearl
Prince 
Prince, Abijah
Prince, Mary
Prince, Nancy
Prioleau, George Washington
Procope, Russell
Proctor, Henry Hugh
Proctor, Samuel D.
Professor Longhair
Prophet, Elizabeth
Prosser, Gabriel See Gabriel.
Prosser, Nancy
Prout, Mary Ann
Pryor, Richard
Puckett, Kirby
Puff Daddy See Combs, Sean (Puffy) (P Diddy).
Puffy See Combs, Sean (Puffy) (P Diddy).
Pullen, Don
Purvis, Charles Burleigh
Purvis, Harriet Davy Forten
Purvis, Robert
Purvis, Sarah Louisa Forten
Puryear, Martin
Putney, Martha
Quamino, Duchess
Quamino, John
Quarles, Benjamin Arthur
Quarles, Norma
Quebec, Ike
Queen Latifah
Quinichette, Paul
Quinn, William Paul
Quinton, Cyril, Jr. See Gans, Panama Joe (Cyril Quinton Jr.).
Quivers, William Wyatt, Sr.
Rachell, James "Yank"
Radcliffe, Alec
Radcliffe, Ted "Double Duty"
Railroad Bill
Raines, Franklin Delano
Rainey, Joseph Hayne
Rainey, Ma
Rampersad, Arnold
Randall, Dudley
Randall, William P. "Daddy Bill"
Randolph, A. Philip
Randolph, Amanda
Randolph, Benjamin Franklin
Randolph, Paschal Beverly
Randolph, Peter
Rangel, Charles
Ranger, Joseph
Ransier, Alonzo Jacob
Ransom, Emma Sarah Connor
Ransom, Leon Andrew
Ransom, Reverdy Cassius
Rapier, James Thomas
Raspberry, William
Ratcliff, Edward
Rawls, Lou
Ray, Charles Bennett
Ray, Charlotte E.
Ray, Emma J. Smith
Ray, Henrietta Cordelia
Rayner, John Baptis
Razaf, Andy
Reagan, John Walter
Reagon, Bernice Johnson
Reason, Charles Lewis
Reason, Joseph Paul
Reason, Patrick Henry
Rector, Eddie
Red Thunder Cloud
Reddick, Lawrence Dunbar
Reddick, Mary L.
Redding, Anderson
Redding, Dick
Redding, J. Saunders
Redding, Louis Lorenzo
Redding, Otis
Redman, Don
Redman, John
Redman, Joshua
Redmond, Sidney Dillon
Reece, Cortez Donald
Reed, Eric
Reed, Ishmael
Reed, Jimmy
Reed, Willis, Jr.
Reese, Martha L.
Reeves, Bass
Reid, Ira De Augustine
Reid, Vernon
Remond, Charles Lenox
Remond, Sarah Parker
Renfro, Mel
Renfroe, Earl Wiley
Renfroe, Everett
Revels, Hiram Rhoades
Reverend Ike
Reverend Run
Reynolds, Grant
Rhinelander, Alice Jones
Rhodes, Eugene Washington
Rhodes, Ted
Rice, Condoleezza
Rice, Jerry
Rice, Linda Johnson
Rice, Spotswood
Richards, Fannie Moore
Richards, Michael
Richardson, Archie Gibbs
Richardson, Gloria St. Clair Hayes
Richardson, Maude B.
Richardson, Willis
Richie, Lionel
Richmond, Bill
Richmond, Dannie
Rickford, John R.
Ricks, Martha Ann
Riddle, Lesley
Rideau, Wilbert
Ridenhour, Carlton Douglas See Chuck D (Carlton Douglas Ridenhour). 
Ridley, Florida Ruffin
Ridley, Gregory, Jr.
Riggs, Marlon
Rillieux, Norbert
Ringgold, Faith
Riperton, Minnie
Rivers, Clarence Rufus Joseph
Rivers, Eugene F.
Rivers, Francis Ellis
Rivers, Prince
Rivers, Sam
Roach, Max
Robbins, Parker David
Roberts, Benjamin F.
Roberts, Carl Glennis
Roberts, George R.
Roberts, Grace
Roberts, Jane
Roberts, Joseph Jenkins
Roberts, Kay George
Roberts, Lillian Davis
Roberts, Luckey
Roberts, Meshack "Shack" R.
Roberts, Needham
Roberts, Richard Samuel
Robertson, Carole
Robertson, Oscar Palmer
Robeson, Eslanda Cardozo Goode
Robeson, Paul
Robey, Don D.
Robinson, Bill
Robinson, Eddie
Robinson, Frank
Robinson, Hilyard Robert
Robinson, Ida Bell
Robinson, Jackie
Robinson, James Herman
Robinson, Jim
Robinson, Jo Ann
Robinson, John C.
Robinson, LaVaughn
Robinson, Lizzie
Robinson, Max Cleveland
Robinson, Prince
Robinson, Randall
Robinson, Ruby Doris Smith
Robinson, Spottswood William III
Robinson, Sugar Ray
Robinson, William "Smokey"
Rock, Chris
Rock, John Stewart
Rodgers, Nile
Rodrigues, Jan (Juan)
Rodriguez, Arsenio
Rogan, Bullet
Rogers, Elymas Payson
Rogers, Jimmy
Rogers, Joel Augustus
Roker, Roxie
Rolac, John
Rolark, Wilhemina Jackson
Rolle, Esther
Rollin, Charlotte
Rollin, Frances (Frank) 
Rollin, Katherine E.
Rollins, Charlemae Hill
Rollins, Ida Gray Nelson
Rollins, Sonny
Romain
Roman, Charles Victor
Romney, Lionel
Roper, Moses
Rose, Arthur
Rose, Edward 
Ross, Diana
Ross, Eunice
Ross, Fran
Ross, Frank K.
Ross, Loretta
Ross-Barnett, Marguerite
Roudanez, Louis Charles
Roumania, Matilda See Peters, Margaret and Matilda Roumania.
Roundtree, Richard
Rouse, Carl Albert
Rouse, Charlie
Rowan, Carl Thomas
Roye, Edward James
Ruby, George Thompson
Rucker, Benjamin H. "Black Herman"
Rudd, Daniel
Rudolph, Wilma
Ruffin, George Lewis
Ruffin, Josephine St. Pierre
Ruggles, David
Run See Reverend Run.
Runnels, Peleg
RuPaul
Rush, Bobby L.
Rush, Gertrude Elzora Durden
Rush, Otis
Rushen, Patrice Louise
Rushing, Jimmy
Russel, Chloe
Russell, Bill
Russell, Clayton
Russell, George Allen
Russell, James Solomon
Russell, Luis Carl
Russell, Nipsey
Russwurm, John Brown
Rustin, Bayard Taylor
Ruth, William Chester
Saar, Alison
Saar, Betye
Saddler, Joseph See Grandmaster Flash (Joseph Saddler).
Said, Umar Ibn
Salem, Peter 
Salih Bilali
Sampson
Sampson, Edith Spurlock
Sampson, John Patterson
Sanchez, Sonia
Sanders, Deion Luwynn
Sanders, Hayes Edward "Big Ed"
Sanders, Pharoah
Sanderson, Jeremiah Burke
Sandifer, Jawn Ardin
Sands, Diana
Sands, Sarah
Sanford, Isabel
Santamaria, Mongo Ramon
Santop, Louis
Sapphire
Sash, Moses 
Satcher, David
Sauldsberry, Woody
Saunders, Prince
Saunders, Raymond
Savage, Augusta 
Savage, Howard Thorton
Savage, John Anthony
Savary, Charles Joseph
Sayers, Gale
Scales, Jesse
Scarborough, John C.
Scarborough, William Sanders
Schmoke, Kurt
Schomburg, Arthur Alfonso
Schuyler, George Samuel
Schuyler, Philippa Duke
Scott, Daisy Levester
Scott, Dred
Scott, Emmett Jay
Scott, Harriet Robinson
Scott, Hazel Dorothy
Scott, James Sylvester
Scott, John Henry
Scott, Joyce J.
Scott, Kody See Shakur, Sanyika (Kody Scott).
Scott, R. C.
Scott, Robert Cortez "Bobby"
Scott, Shirley
Scott, Wendell
Scott, William Alexander, II
Scott-Heron, Gil
Scottsboro Boys
Scurlock, Addison M.
Scurlock, George H.
Seale, Bobby
Seals, Frank Son
Seals, Willie Brown
Sealy, Lloyd
Seaton, Willie Mae
Seay, Richard (Dick)
Sebastian, Simon Powell
Sebree, Charles
Sedric, Gene
Sejour, Victor
Selby, Joe
Selika (Marie Smith Williams)
Selmon, Lee Roy
Sengstacke, Robert Abbott
Senna, Danzy
Sessions, Lucy Stanton Day
Settle, Josiah Thomas
Seymour, William Joseph
Shabazz, El-Hajj Malik El- See Malcolm X.
Shabazz, Hajj Bahiyah (Betty)
Shadd Cary, Mary Ann Camberton See Cary, Mary Ann Camberton Shadd.
Shadd, Abraham Doras
Shadd, Furman Jeremiah
Shakur, Assata
Shakur, Sanyika (Kody Scott)
Shakur, Tupac Amaru
Shange, Ntozake
Shankle, James, and Shankle, Winnie Brush
Shanks, Lela Knox
Sharpton, Al
Shavers, Charlie
Shaw, Bernard
Shaw, Herman
Shaw, Nate (Ned Cobb)
Shaw, Patricia Walker
Shaw, Woody
Shell, Art, Jr.
Shelton, Lee See Stagolee.
Shepard, James Edward
Shepp, Archie Vernon
Sheppard, Lucy Gantt
Sheppard, William Henry
Sherrod, Charles
Shinhoster, Earl
Shippen, John
Shirley, Aaron
Shirley, George Irving
Shockley, Ann Allen
Shorey, William T.
Short, Bobby
Shorter, Susie Isabel Lankford
Shorter, Wayne
Shultz, Arnold
Shuttlesworth, Fred Lee
Sifford, Charlie
Silver, Horace
Simeon, Omer
Simkins, Modjeska
Simkins, Paris
Simmons, Calvin Eugene
Simmons, Joseph See Reverend Run.
Simmons, Robert W., Sr.
Simmons, Roscoe Conkling Murray
Simmons, Russell
Simmons, Ruth J. 
Simmons, William James
Simms, Evelyn
Simms, Hilda
Simms, Willie
Simon, Marguerite Francis
Simone, Nina
Simpson, Georgiana Rose
Simpson, Lorna
Simpson, O. J.
Simpson, Valerie
Sims, Howard "Sandman"
Sims, Naomi
Singletary, Mike
Singleton, Alvin
Singleton, Benjamin
Singleton, John
Singleton, William Henry
Singleton, Zutty
Sinkler, William H., Jr.
Sipuel, Ada Lois See Fisher, Ada Lois Sipuel.
Sissle, Noble
Sisson, Jack
Sizemore, Barbara Ann
Sklarek, Norma Merrick
Slater, Duke
Slater, Jackie
Slater, Morris See Railroad Bill.
Sledge, Percy
Sleet, Moneta, Jr.
Slew, Jenny
Sligh, Clarissa
Sloan, Edith Barksdale
Slowe, Lucy Diggs
Slyde, Jimmy
Small, Mary Jane Blair
Smalls, Robert
Smiley, Tavis
Smith, Albert Alexander
Smith, Amanda Berry
Smith, Anna Deavere
Smith, Barbara
Smith, Bessie
Smith, Charles Spencer
Smith, Chris
Smith, Clara
Smith, Damballah (Dolphus Smith Jr.)
Smith, Damu
Smith, Eddie Lee, Jr.
Smith, Emmitt, Jr.
Smith, Ferdinand Christopher
Smith, George Walker
Smith, Harry Clay
Smith, Hilton
Smith, Ida Van
Smith, Isaac Hughes
Smith, Jabbo
Smith, James Lindsay
Smith, James McCune
Smith, Joe
Smith, Joshua Bowen
Smith, Lovie Lee
Smith, Lucy
Smith, Lucy Harth
Smith, Lucy Wilmot
Smith, Luther
Smith, Lydia Hamilton
Smith, Mamie
Smith, Margaret Charles
Smith, Marvin and Smith, Morgan
Smith, Mary Levi
Smith, Maxine Atkins
Smith, N. Clark
Smith, Nate
Smith, Nolle R., Sr.
Smith, Otis W.
Smith, Owen L. W.
Smith, Ozzie
Smith, Patricia
Smith, Pine Top
Smith, Relliford Stillmon
Smith, Robert Lloyd
Smith, Stephen
Smith, Stuff
Smith, Tommie
Smith, Trixie
Smith, Venture See Broteer (Venture Smith).
Smith, Wendell
Smith, Will
Smith, Willi
Smith, William Gardner
Smith, Willie "The Lion"
Smith, Willie Mae Ford
Smitherman, Andrew Jackson
Smitherman, Geneva
Smythe, John H.
Snaer, Francois-Michel-Samuel
Sneed, Floyd
Snoddy, Dilsey
Snoop Doggy Dogg
Snow, Valaida
Snowden, Elmer
Snowden, John Baptist
Solomons, Gus, Jr.
Somerset, James
Somerville, John Alexander
Sorrell, Maurice B.
Southerland, Ellease
Southern, Eileen
Sowell, Thomas
Spann, Otis
Sparrow, Simon
Spaulding, Asa Timothy
Spaulding, Charles Clinton 
Spaulding, Jane Morrow
Speaks, Sara Pelham
Spear, Chloe
Spears, Arthur K.
Speed, Ella
Speed, Ella See Ella Speed.
Speer, Guilford
Spencer, Anne
Spencer, Chauncey Edward
Spencer, Margaret Beale
Spencer, Peter
Spikes, Delores Margaret Richard
Spinks, Michael
Spivey, Victoria
Spottswood, Stephen Gill
Sprague, Rosetta Douglass
Springer Kemp, Maida
Spyglass, Elmer
St. Clair, Stephanie (Queenie)
St. Cyr, Johnny (John Alexander)
Stagolee
Staines, Ona Maria Judge
Staley, Dawn
Stallings, George Augustus, Jr.
Stallworth, John
Stance, Emanuel 
Stanley, Sara G.
Stanly, John Carruthers
Staples, Brent
Staples, Mavis
Staples, Roebuck "Pops"
Stargell, Willie
Starks, Samuel W.
Starlins, Mark
Staupers, Mabel Doyle Keaton
Stearnes, Turkey
Stedman, Cato
Steele, C. K.
Steele, Carrie
Steele, Claude
Steele, Shelby
Stephens, Charlotte Andrews
Stephens, George E.
Stepin Fetchit See Fetchit, Stepin.
Steward, Austin
Steward, Emanuel
Steward, Rebecca Gould
Steward, Susan Maria Smith McKinney
Steward, Theophilus Gould
Stewart, Bennett McVey
Stewart, Charley
Stewart, Ella Nora Phillips
Stewart, Ellen
Stewart, John 
Stewart, Maria W.
Stewart, Rex
Stewart, Sallie W.
Stewart, Slam
Stewart, Thomas McCants 
Stewart-Lai, Carlotta
Still, James
Still, William
Still, William Grant
Stith, Charles Richard
Stitt, Sonny
Stockton, Betsey
Stokes, Carl
Stokes, Louis ("Lou")
Stokes, Louise
Stokes, Maurice
Stone, Chuck
Stone, Sly
Stone, Toni
Stout, Juanita Kidd
Stovey, George Washington
Stradford, J. B.
Straker, David Augustus
Strayhorn, Billy
Stringer, Charlene Vivian
Stringer, Thomas W.
Strode, Woody
Strong, Ted
Stuckey, Elma
Sublett, Frank Ellis, Jr.
Sublett, John William See Bubbles, John.
Sudarkasa, Niara
Suggs, Eliza G.
Sullivan, Leon Howard
Sullivan, Maxine
Sul-Te-Wan, Madame
Sumlin, Hubert
Summer, Donna
Summers, Jane Roberta
Sumner, Francis Cecil
Sun Ra
Suttles, George "Mule"
Sutton, Percy Ellis
Swails, Stephen A.
Swan, Frederick W.
Swann, Alonzo Alexander, Jr.
Sweatt, Heman Marion
Sweet, Ossian H.
Switzer, Veryl
Swoopes, Sheryl Denise
Sykes, Roosevelt
Sykes, Rozzell
Sykes, Thomas A.
Taborn, Earl "Mickey"
Takeall, Arthur Oliver
Talbert, Naomi
Talley, Andre Leon
Tampa Red
Tanner, Alethia Browning
Tanner, Benjamin Tucker
Tanner, Henry Ossawa
Tapscott, Horace
Tarrant, Caesar
Tarry, Ellen
Tate, Mary Lena Lewis
Tate, Merze
Tate, Thelma Horn
Tatum, Art
Tatum, Goose
Taulbert, Clifton L.
Taylor, Alrutheus Ambush
Taylor, Anna Diggs
Taylor, Benjamin H.
Taylor, C. I.
Taylor, Cecil Percival
Taylor, Council
Taylor, Eddie
Taylor, Eva
Taylor, George Edwin
Taylor, Hound Dog
Taylor, Koko
Taylor, Lawrence
Taylor, Major
Taylor, Mildred D.
Taylor, Preston
Taylor, Prince
Taylor, Robert Robinson
Taylor, Susan L.
Teage, Hilary
Teamoh, George
Teer, Barbara Ann
Temple, Edward S.
Temple, Lewis 
Temple, Ruth Janetta
Terrell, Ernie
Terrell, Mary Eliza Church
Terry, Clark
Terry, Lucy
Terry, Roger
Terry, Sonny
Tex, Joe
Tharpe, Sister Rosetta
Thierry, Camille
Thomas, Alma
Thomas, Clarence
Thomas, Cora Ann Pair
Thomas, Edna Lewis
Thomas, Frank P.
Thomas, Franklin Augustine
Thomas, Irma
Thomas, J. J.
Thomas, James P.
Thomas, James Samuel
Thomas, Jesse O.
Thomas, Joe
Thomas, John Curtis
Thomas, John W. E.
Thomas, Lorenzo
Thomas, Piri
Thomas, Rufus
Thomas, Sally
Thomas, Vivien Theodore
Thomas, William
Thomas, William Hannibal
Thomas-Graham, Pamela
Thompson Patterson, Louise
Thompson, Bennie Gordon
Thompson, Clara Ann
Thompson, David
Thompson, Eloise Bibb
Thompson, Emeline
Thompson, Era Bell
Thompson, Henry Curtis (Hank)
Thompson, Holland
Thompson, Jacob
Thompson, John
Thompson, John E. W.
Thompson, John Robert, Jr.
Thompson, Joseph Pascal
Thompson, Mildred Jean
Thompson, Priscilla Jane
Thompson, Robert Louis (Bob)
Thompson, Ulysees (Slow Kid)
Thoms, Adah Belle Samuels
Thorburn, W. Garth
Thorne, Jack 
Thornton, Robert Ambrose
Thornton, Willie Mae
Thorpe, Earlie Endris
Thrash, Dox
Thurman, Howard W.
Thurman, Sue Bailey
Thurman, Wallace
Thurmond, Michael
Tiger, Dick See Ihetu, Richard (Dick Tiger).
Tildon, Toussaint Tourgee
Till, Emmett Louis
Tillman, Katherine Davis Chapman
Till-Mobley, Mamie
Tilmon, Levin
Timmons, Bobby
Tindley, Charles Albert
Tio, Lorenzo, Jr.
Tobias, Channing Heggie
Todman, Terence
Tolan, Eddie
Tolbert, Margaret Ellen Mayo
Tolliver, William
Tolson, Melvin Beaunorus
Tolton, Augustus
Toomer, Jean
Toote, Gloria E. A.
Torriente, Cristobal 
Toussaint, Allen
Toussaint, Pierre
Townsend, Arthur Melvin
Townsend, Jonas Holland
Townsend, Robert
Townsend, Willard Saxby, Jr.
Traylor, Bill
Trelling, Ursula See Andrews, Regina M. Anderson (Ursula Trelling).
Trent, Alphonso
Trethewey, Natasha
Trevigne, Paul
Trigg, Frank J.
Trotter, Geraldine Louise Pindell
Trotter, James Monroe
Trotter, William Monroe
Troupe, Quincy Thomas, Jr.
Trouppe, Quincy Thomas
Truth, Sojourner
Tubman, Harriet
Tucker, C. DeLores
Tucker, Lorenzo
Tucker, Rosina
Tucker, Snake Hips
Tunnell, Emlen
Ture, Kwame See Carmichael, Stokely.
Tureaud, Alexander Pierre
Turner, Benjamin Sterling
Turner, Big Joe
Turner, Charles Henry
Turner, Darwin T.
Turner, David J.
Turner, Henry McNeal
Turner, Ike
Turner, Jack
Turner, James Milton
Turner, Lorenzo Dow
Turner, Mary
Turner, Nat
Turner, Thomas Wyatt
Turner, Tina
Turner, William V.
Turpeau, David Dewitt
Turpin, Tom
Turrentine, Stanley William
Twiggs, Leo F.
Twilight, Alexander Lucius
Tye, Colonel
Tyers, William H.
Tyler, Ralph Waldo
Tyner, McCoy
Tyson, Cicely
Tyson, Michael Gerard
Tyson, Neil deGrasse
Tyus, Wyomia
Tzomes, C. A. "Pete"
Uggams, Leslie
Uncle Jack
Uncles, Charles Randolph
Unseld, Westley Sissel
Unthank, DeNorval
Upshaw, Eugene Thurman, Jr. (Gene)
Vails, Nelson
Vaird, Lauretha
Valentine, Kid Thomas
Van Engle, Dorothy
Van Peebles, Melvin
Van Rensselaer, Thomas
Vanderpool, Jacob
VanDerZee, James Augustus Joseph
Vandross, Luther
VanDuvall, Ernestine
Vann, Robert L.
Varick, James
Vashon, George Boyer
Vashon, Susan Paul Smith
Vaughan, Sarah
Veale, Charles
Vedrine, Soliny
Veney, Bethany
Verrett, Shirley
Vesey, Denmark
Vick, Harold
Vick, Samuel Hynes
Vivian, Cordy Tindell (C.T.)
Vogelsang, Peter
Voorhis, Robert
Vroman, Mary Elizabeth
Waddles, (Mother) Charleszetta Lina Campbell
Waddy, Harriet M. West
Waddy, Joseph C.
Wade-Gayles, Gloria
Wagoner, Henry O.
Waits, Freddie
Walcott, Bess Bolden
Walcott, Derek
Walcott, Jersey Joe
Walcott, Joe
Walden, Austin Thomas
Waldron, J. Milton
Walker, Aida Overton
Walker, Albertina
Walker, A'Lelia
Walker, Alice Malsenior
Walker, Arthur Bertram Cuthbert, Jr.
Walker, Charles Thomas
Walker, David
Walker, Edwin G.
Walker, George Theophilus
Walker, George W. See Williams, Bert, and George Walker.
Walker, Kara
Walker, Madam C. J.
Walker, Maggie Lena
Walker, Margaret
Walker, Moses Fleetwood
Walker, Quok
Walker, T-Bone
Walker, Weldy
Walker, William
Walker, William Otis
Walker, Wyatt Tee
Wall, Fannie Franklin
Wallace, Charles
Wallace, Christopher See Notorious B. I. G. (Christopher Wallace).
Wallace, Coley
Wallace, Daniel Webster
Wallace, Sippie 
Wallace, William "Onikwa"
Waller, Fats
Waller, John Louis
Waller, Odell
Walley, Augustus
Walls, Josiah Thomas
Walls, William Jacob
Walrond, Eric
Walters, Alexander
Wamba, Philippe Enoc
Ward Sears, Leah Jeanette
Ward, Calvin Edouard
Ward, Clara
Ward, Gertrude Mae
Ward, Samuel Ringgold
Ward, T. M. D.
Ward, Theodore (Ted)
Ward, William
Ward, William See Kid Norfolk.
Ware, Wilbur
Warfield, Paul
Warfield, William Caesar
Waring, Laura Wheeler
Warwick, Dionne
Washboard Bill See Cooke, William E. "Washboard Bill."
Washboard Sam
Washington, Augustus
Washington, Booker T.
Washington, Denzel
Washington, Dinah
Washington, Fanny Smith
Washington, Forrester Blanchard
Washington, Fredi
Washington, Grover, Jr.
Washington, Harold
Washington, Harry
Washington, James Melvin
Washington, James W., Jr.
Washington, Jerome
Washington, Kenny
Washington, Madison
Washington, Margaret Murray
Washington, Mary Helen
Washington, Mary Thelma
Washington, Mildred
Washington, Olivia Davidson
Washington, Ora
Washington, Valores J. (Val)
Washington, Walter E.
Washington, Warren Morton
Washington-Williams, Essie Mae
Waters, Ethel
Waters, Maxine
Waters, Muddy
Waters, Sylvia
Watkins, Julius
Watkins, Mel
Watson, Anthony J.
Watson, Barbara Mae
Watson, Bob (The Bull)
Watson, Ella
Watson, James Lopez
Watson, Johnny "Guitar"
Watson, Samuel Codes
Watt, Mel
Wattleton, Alyce Faye
Watts, Andre
Watts, J. C.
Wayans, Keenen Ivory
we Langa, Wopashitwe Mondo Eyen
Weaver, Anna Bolden
Weaver, Robert Clifton
Weaver, William B.
Webb, Chick
Webb, Frank J.
Webb, Jane
Webb, Mary
Webb, Wellington Edward
Webster, Ben
Webster, Milton Price
Wedgeworth, Robert, Jr.
Weeks, James
Weems, Carrie Mae
Weems, Renita J.
Weir, Reginald S.
Weir, Samuel
Welch, Elizabeth
Welcome, Verda Freeman
Wells, Dicky
Wells, James Lesesne
Wells, Junior
Wells, Willie
Wells-Barnett, Ida Bell
Wesley, Charles Harris
Wesley, Cynthia
Wesley, Dorothy Burnett Porter
West, Cornel
West, Dorothy
West, Miguel S.
West, Togo D., Jr.
Westbrook, Peter
Weston, Maudelle Bass
Wharton, Clifton Reginald
Wharton, Clifton Reginald, Jr.
Wheatley, Phillis
Wheatstraw, William Bunch (Peetie)
Wheeler, Emma Rochelle
Wheeler, John Hervey
Whetsol, Artie
Whipper, Ionia Rollin
Whipper, William
Whipper, William J.
Whipple, Dinah
Whipple, Prince
Whitaker, Effie
Whitaker, Mark
White, Augustus Aaron, III
White, Barry
White, Bukka
White, Charles
White, Charley C
White, Eartha Mary Magdalene
White, George Henry
White, Jacob C., Jr.
White, Jesse Clark, Jr.
White, John H.
White, Josh
White, Lulu Belle
White, Reginald Howard "Reggie"
White, Sarah
White, Slappy
White, Solomon
White, Walter Francis
White, William Jefferson
White, William Sylvester, Jr.
Whitehead, Colson
Whiteside, Larry
Whitfield, James Monroe
Whitfield, Owen
Whitman, Albery Allson
Whittaker, Johnson Chesnut
Whitten, Jack
Wickham, DeWayne
Wideman, John Edgar
Wiggins, Thomas Bethune See Blind Tom.
Wilberforce, Daniel Flickinger
Wilder, Douglas
Wilkens, Lenny
Wilkerson, Doxey Alphonso
Wilkerson, Vernon Alexander
Wilkins, Ernie
Wilkins, J. Ernest, Jr.
Wilkins, Joe Willie
Wilkins, Roger Wood
Wilkins, Roy
Wilkinson, Henry B.
Wilkinson, Marion Birnie
Willet, Chappie
Williams, Aaron
Williams, Bert, and George Walker
Williams, Big Joe
Williams, Billy Leo
Williams, Camilla Ella
Williams, Carla
Williams, Cathay
Williams, Clara Belle
Williams, Clarence
Williams, Claude "Fiddler"
Williams, Cootie
Williams, Daniel Hale
Williams, Doug
Williams, Edward Christopher 
Williams, Ella V. Chase
Williams, Emily Harper
Williams, Eugene
Williams, Fannie Barrier
Williams, Frances E.
Williams, George Washington
Williams, Hosea
Williams, Isaac D.
Williams, James
Williams, Joe
Williams, John Alfred
Williams, Kenny J.
Williams, Lavinia
Williams, Leon Lawson
Williams, Marie Smith See Selika (Marie Smith Williams).
Williams, Marion
Williams, Mary Lou
Williams, Melvin Jr.
Williams, Melvin Sr.
Williams, Paul Revere
Williams, Peter, Jr.
Williams, Peter, Sr.
Williams, Preston
Williams, Robert Franklin
Williams, Sally (Aunt Sally)
Williams, Serena, and Venus Williams
Williams, Sherley Anne
Williams, Smokey Joe
Williams, Stanley "Tookie"
Williams, Tony
Williams, Walter E.
Williams, Wesley
Williamson, Fred
Williamson, John Hendrick
Williamson, Sonny Boy [Aleck Miller]
Williamson, Sonny Boy [No. 1]
Willis, Deborah
Willis, William Shedrick, Jr.
Willmott, Kevin
Wills, Harry
Wills, Maury
Willson, Joseph
Wilson, Alyce McCarroll
Wilson, August
Wilson, Butler
Wilson, Cassandra
Wilson, Ed
Wilson, Edith Goodall
Wilson, Ellis
Wilson, Ernest Judson
Wilson, Flip
Wilson, Frank H.
Wilson, Fred
Wilson, Gerald
Wilson, Harriet E.
Wilson, J. Finley
Wilson, Jackie
Wilson, John Woodrow
Wilson, Margaret Bush
Wilson, Mary
Wilson, Milton James
Wilson, Olly
Wilson, Orlandus
Wilson, Shadow
Wilson, Sunnie
Wilson, Teddy
Wilson, William Joseph
Wilson, William Julius
Wimberly, Dred
Winfield, Dave
Winfield, Hemsley
Winfield, Paul
Winfrey, Oprah
Winkfield, Jimmy
Winston, Isabella
Withers, Ernest C.
Withers, William "Bill"
Witten, Juan Bautista (Big Prince)
Wolfe, George C.
Womack, Bobby
Wonder, Stevie
Wood, William Vernell
Woodard, Beulah Ecton
Woodard, Lynette
Woodbey, George Washington
Woodby-McKane, Alice See McKane, Alice Woodby.
Wooding, Sam
Woodruff, Hale Aspacio
Woods, Granville T. 
Woods, Lois Lee Prestage
Woods, Mattiebelle
Woods, Sylvia
Woods, Tiger
Woodson, Carter Godwin
Woodyard, Sam
Work, John Wesley, III
Work, John Wesley, Jr.
Work, Monroe Nathan
Wormley, James
Wright, Binkley T.
Wright, Charles S.
Wright, Cleo
Wright, Jane
Wright, Jonathan Jasper
Wright, Louis Tompkins
Wright, Mary Herring
Wright, Richard
Wright, Richard Robert, Sr.
Wright, Stan
Wright, Theodore Sedgwick
Wright, Wild Bill
Wyatt, Addie
Wysinger, Edmond
X, Louis See Farrakhan, Louis Abdul.
X, Malcolm See Malcolm X.
Xuma, Madie Hall
Yancey, Mama
Yarbrough, Emmanuel (Manny)
Yarrow, Mamout
Yates, James
Yates, Josephine Silone
Yates, William Henry
Yerby, Frank
Yergan, Max
York
Young, Al
Young, Andre See Dr. Dre (Andre Young).
Young, Andrew Jackson, Jr.
Young, Buddy
Young, Charles
Young, Coleman
Young, James Hunter
Young, Jean Childs
Young, Kevin
Young, Lester
Young, Plummer Bernard
Young, Preston Bernard
Young, Roger Arliner
Young, Rosa J.
Young, Trummy
Young, Whitney Moore, Jr.
Younge, Samuel Leamon
Zampty, John Charles
Zeno, Joseph Francois See Lewis, George (Joseph Francois Zeno).
Zollar, Jawole
Zuber, Paul Burgess
Directory of Contributors 				Volume 8
Entries by Occupation	/Realm of Renown		Volume 8
Index 							Volume 8

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

African Americans -- Biography -- Encyclopedias.
African Americans -- History -- Encyclopedias.