eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 87
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  • ISBN-10: 1414461844
  • ISBN-13: 9781414461847
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 285 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2011, 2011
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Each volume of Contemporary Black Biography contains at least 65 full-length biographies written in an easy-to-follow prose style, ranging from 2 to 4 pages each. Arranged alphabetically, entries are divided by subheads for quick scanning. Sections cover: Portrait (as available), Date and place of birth, Educational background, Address, Career data, Memberships, Awards received, Detailed prose essay, and Complete source citations.

Contemporary Black Biography is not limited to coverage of only notable black Americans, nor is it restricted by a manufactured definition of "contemporary." Its multinational coverage spans this century and includes rising personalities as well as groundbreakers and newsmakers in a variety of fields.

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Contemporary Black Biography Series

Each volume of Contemporary Black Biography contains at least 55 full-length biographies written in an easy-to-follow prose style, ranging from 2 to 4 pages each. Arranged alphabetically, entries are divided by subheads for quick scanning. Contemporary Black Biography is not limited to coverage of only notable black Americans, nor is it restricted by a manufactured definition of "contemporary." Its multinational coverage spans this century and includes rising personalities as well as groundbreakers and newsmakers in a variety of fields. Contemporary Black Biography includes four cumulative indexes. Nationality: While concentrating on U.S. figures, this title also covers important personalities from other countries. Find them listed by nationality here. Occupation: Editors focus on biographies not typically found in other sources — an eclectic blend of well-known and well-respected educators, physicians, politicians, activists, writers, clergy, military leaders, attorneys, as well as members of the more glamorous occupations such as athletes, fashion models and actors. Subjects: Events, places and organizations are cross-referenced to each entry. Use this index to identify key black individuals associated with such topics as the NAACP, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Motown Records, Medicine, the Olympics and hundreds of others. Name: As the only series devoted exclusively to black biography, Contemporary Black Biography’s name index is the first place to look when you need information on contemporary black figures.

Features and Benefits

  • Entries are divided by subheads for quick scanning.
  • Includes four cumulative indexes: Nationality, Occupation, Subjects and Name.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414458525 | ISBN-13: 9781414458526

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Cumulative Nationality Index.
Cumulative Occupation Index.
Cumulative Subject Index.
Cumulative Name Index.
Laz Alonso.
Rising young actor.
Fred Anderson.
Experimental jazz saxophonist.
Esther Armah.
International journalist and author.
Vernon Joseph Baker.
Honored World War II hero.
Herman Branson.
Influential physicist and educator.
Dorothy Brunson.
Respected broadcasting executive.
Lillian Scott Calhoun.
Pioneering journalist.
Barbara-Rose Collins.
Controversial U.S. Representative.
Blaise Compaore.
Longtime president of Burkina Faso.
Stanley Crouch.
Brilliant and volatile music and social critic.
Ulysses Grant Dailey.
Distinguished surgeon, educator, and hospital administrator.
Gail Devers.
Inspiring track star.
Bill Dixon.
Free jazz trumpeter.
Frederick Douglass.
Renowned abolitionist leader.
Kevin Fenton.
Committed public health official.
Hardy R. Franklin.
Illustrious librarian.
John Trusty Gibson.
Early theater entrepreneur.
Al Goodman.
Charming R&B vocalist.
Carl Gordon.
Veteran character actor.
Asamoah Gyan.
Ghanaian soccer star and musician.
Gary L. Harris.
Electrical engineering researcher and educator.
Walter Hawkins.
Grammy Award–winning gospel singer and bishop.
Roy Haynes.
Acclaimed jazz drummer.
Raymond V. Haysbert Sr.
Longtime Baltimore business leader.
Santonio Holmes.
Talented and troubled NFL star.
Iman.
Renowned supermodel and cosmetics designer.
Marvin Isley.
Isley Brothers bassist.
Brenda Jackson.
Top-selling romance writer.
Denise Jefferson.
Longtime director of the renowned Ailey dance school.
William Layton.
Distinguished civil servant and historian.
Raphael C. Lee.
Respected reconstructive surgeon and bioengineer.
Marvin Lewis.
Inspirational NFL coach.
Adrian Matejka.
Captivating poet.
James McBride.
Multitalented author and musician.
John Mensah.
Tough international soccer defender.
Paulo Moura.
Beloved Brazilian musician.
Pius Njawe.
Tireless Cameroonian journalist and free press advocate.
Hildrus A. Poindexter.
Trailblazing specialist in tropical medicine.
Benny Powell.
Dedicated jazz trombonist and educator.
René Préval.
Two-term Haitian president.
John Randle.
Top NFL defender.
J. R. Richard.
Overpowering MLB pitcher.
Frank Robinson.
Hall-of-Fame outfielder and manager.
Arsenio Rodríguez.
Innovative Cuban bandleader.
Diana Sands.
Award-winning stage actress.
Tim Scott.
Republican rising star.
Shirley Sherrod.
Former USDA official.
Garry Shider.
Popular funk musician.
Emmitt Smith.
Pro Football Hall of Fame running back.
Michael G. Spencer.
Prominent engineer and educator.
Michael Strautmanis.
Trusted White House staffer.
Jack Tatum.
Feared NFL defender.
Arthur Walker II.
Pioneering astrophysicist.
James E. West.
Leading acoustical engineer.
John Edgar Wideman.
Noted chronicler of urban life.