eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 92
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  • ISBN-10: 1414472684
  • ISBN-13: 9781414472683
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2011, 2011
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released August 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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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: 1414471726 | ISBN-13: 9781414471723

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Cumulative Nationality Index.
Cumulative Occupation Index.
Cumulative Subject Index.
Cumulative Name Index.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Outspoken critic of Islam.
Russlynn H. Ali.
Determined education official.
Geri Allen.
Distinguished jazz pianist.
Otis Boykin.
Path-breaking electronics engineer.
Dee Dee Bridgewater.
Leading jazz vocalist.
Herman Cain.
Business leader and conservative political candidate.
Yvette Clarke.
U.S. congresswoman from Brooklyn.
Jimmy Cliff.
Elder statesman of reggae.
Sean Combs.
Richest man in hip-hop.
Fat Boys.
Onetime best-selling rap act.
James Fortune.
Major force in contemporary gospel.
Hal Greer.
Outstanding NBA shooting guard.
Beverly Guy-Sheftall.
Pioneer of black feminism.
Rachel M. Harper.
Distinctive fictional voice.
Wesley L. Harris.
Noted aerospace engineer.
Peter Hill.
Early American clockmaker.
Lucius Henry Holsey.
CME church leader.
Gladys Horton.
Expressive Marvelettes vocalist.
Israel Houghton.
World-renowned gospel singer.
Darnell Hunt.
Prominent sociologist.
Anthony M. Johnson.
Innovative inventor and physicist.
Chris Johnson.
Fastest running back in the NFL.
Gus Johnson.
Acrobatic NBA forward.
Deacon Jones.
Fearsome NFL defender.
Freddie King.
Revered blues guitarist and singer.
King Curtis.
Ubiquitous R&B saxophonist.
Dick Lane.
Ruthless NFL cornerback.
Davey Lopes.
Stellar MLB second-baseman.
Darlene Love.
Prolific 1960s backup singer who staged stunning comeback.
Tamela Mann.
Talented gospel singer and actress.
Mary Mary.
Successful gospel popularizers.
John E. Maupin Jr.
Skilled educational administrator.
James T. Meeks.
Influential megachurch leader and politician.
John E. Nail.
Pioneering real estate developer in Harlem.
Nate Dogg.
Soulful rap vocalist.
Stanley Nelson.
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker.
Barrington D. Parker.
Insistent U.S. District Court judge.
Dawn Richard.
Reality TV star and Sean Combs protégé.
Norbert Rillieux.
Engineer who revolutionized the sugar industry.
Sade.
Enduring pop star.
DeMaurice Smith.
Combative head of the NFL Players Association.
Myrna Smith.
"Sweet Inspiration" to Elvis and others.
Willow Smith.
Budding pop star.
Billy Taylor.
Standard-bearer of the modern jazz piano.
Recy Taylor.
Civil rights catalyst.
Lisa Teasley.
Award-winning fiction writer.
Big Joe Turner.
Veteran blues singer.
McCoy Tyner.
Self-deprecating jazz piano genius.
Gabrielle Union.
Accidental actress.
Wale.
Sonically adventurous rap star.
Orindatus S.B. Wall.
Freed slave turned abolitionist.
DeMarcus Ware.
Elite NFL pass rusher.
Deron Williams.
Versatile NBA point guard.
Frederica Wilson.
U.S. congresswoman from Florida.
Bobby Womack.
Veteran soul singer guitarist and songwriter.