eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 85
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  • ISBN-10: 1414461828
  • ISBN-13: 9781414461823
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 287 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 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: 1414458509 | ISBN-13: 9781414458502

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Cumulative Nationality Index.
Cumulative Occupation Index.
Cumulative Subject Index.
Cumulative Name Index.
Dick Allen.
Controversial baseball slugger.
Lucy Allen.
Determined Cherokee Freedman and activist.
Willie T. Barrow.
Prominent minister and activist.
Keter Betts.
Veteran jazz bassist.
Dhoruba bin Wahad.
Unjustly imprisoned Black Panther.
Adolpho A. Birch Jr.
Trailblazing Tennessee jurist.
Chris Bosh.
Powerful NBA star and team leader.
Randolph Wilson Bromery.
Distinguished academic administrator.
Antron Brown.
Winning motorcycle and drag car racer.
Willie Brown.
First black mayor of San Francisco.
Johnnie Carson.
U.S. diplomatic specialist in African affairs.
Monica Conyers.
Former member of the Detroit City Council.
J. California Cooper.
Captivating dramatist and fiction writer.
Daunte Culpepper.
Former Pro Bowl quarterback.
Evelyn Cunningham.
Pioneering journalist and government appointee.
Michael Curry.
Determined NBA player, executive, and coach.
Andre Dawson.
Hall of Fame baseball outfielder.
Gerald Deas.
Tireless public health advocate.
John DeJongh Jr.
Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Gail Fisher.
First black actress to win an Emmy for acting.
Geoffrey Fletcher.
Academy Award–winning screenwriter.
Kenny Gamble.
Longtime songwriter and music producer.
Nikki Giovanni.
Honored poet.
Donald Glover.
Rising comedian and actor.
Troy Henry.
New Orleans executive and mayoral candidate.
Benjamin L. Hooks.
Honored civil rights leader and NAACP head.
Marlon James.
Haunting novelist of Jamaica's past.
Kristen Jarvis.
Special assistant to First Lady Michelle Obama.
Lonnie Johnson.
Inventive and prolific blues and jazz guitarist.
Sam Jones.
Hall of Fame member of the NBA Celtics dynasty.
Salva Kiir.
Revolutionary leader of South Sudan.
Joseph Philippe Lemercier Laroche.
Victim of the Titanic maritime disaster.
Bettye LaVette.
Resolute soul singer.
Leslie Lee.
Talented playwright and educator.
Bill Lester.
Pathbreaking NASCAR racer.
J. Bruce Llewellyn.
Successful business executive.
Attica Locke.
Up-and-coming mystery writer.
Haki Madhubuti.
Distinguished poet of the Black Arts Movement.
Sananda Maitreya.
Popular R&B singer.
Julie Mehretu.
World-renowned artist.
Abel Muzorewa.
First black prime minister of Zimbabwe.
Ray Parker Jr.
Prolific singer and songwriter.
Suzan-Lori Parks.
Pulitzer Prize–winning dramatist.
Leonard Pitts Jr.
Award-winning columnist.
Charles B. Rangel.
The "Lion of Harlem."
Martha Reeves.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.
Gil L. Robertson IV.
Syndicated columnist and anthologist.
Kermit Ruffins.
New Orleans jazz trumpeter and vocalist.
Ruben Santiago-Hudson.
Versatile actor, playwright, and director.
Yusef Shakur.
Detroit-based writer and activist.
Somi.
Jazz and soul singer and songwriter.
Sly Stone.
Leader of Sly and the Family Stone.
Clara Villarosa.
Entrepreneurial bookseller.
Ricky Williams.
NFL turnaround story.
Deborah Willis.
Photographer and influential photography scholar.