eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 88
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  • ISBN-10: 1414472641
  • ISBN-13: 9781414472645
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 290 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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Overview

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: 1414471688 | ISBN-13: 9781414471686

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Cumulative Nationality Index.
Cumulative Occupation Index.
Cumulative Subject Index.
Cumulative Name Index.
Mohammed al-Amoudi.
Billionaire Saudi businessman.
Edward Mitchell Bannister.
Award-winning landscape painter.
Brian Blade.
Versatile jazz drummer.
Edward J. Blakely.
Urban disaster recovery expert.
Edward W. Brooke.
Fiercely independent Massachusetts senator.
Lawrence Brownlee.
Electrifying opera tenor.
Reggie Bush.
Tainted NFL running back.
Cathy J. Cohen.
Prominent political scientist.
Cheryl Contee.
Activist and top-rated blogger.
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw.
Feminist legal scholar.
Angela J. Davis.
Defense attorney and prominent scholar.
Derek Douglas.
Influential public policy expert.
Joshua DuBois.
Evangelical minister and White House advisor.
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins.
Passionate social and environmental activist.
Melvin H. Evans.
First elected governor of the Virgin Islands.
Susan Fales-Hill.
High-society television producer and writer.
Adrian Fenty.
One-term mayor of Washington, DC.
William P. Foster.
Famed marching band leader.
Vincent C. Gray.
Diplomatic DC mayor.
Jester Hairston.
Talented choral conductor, composer, and actor.
Sam Hairston.
Pioneering professional baseball player.
Austin Hansen.
Photographic chronicler of Harlem.
Maya Lakshmi Harris.
High-powered social justice advocate.
Lalah Hathaway.
Sophisticated vocal stylist.
Varnette P. Honeywood.
Joyful painter and book illustrator.
Steven Horsford.
Popular Nevada politician.
Dora Hughes.
Leading expert on health care policy.
Rickey Jackson.
NFL Hall of Fame linebacker.
Kristin Hunter Lattany.
Acclaimed novelist for adults and young readers.
Aylwin B. Lewis.
Successful corporate executive.
Abbey Lincoln.
Iconic jazz singer and actress.
Lionel Loueke.
Beninese jazz guitarist and singer.
Donyale Luna.
Pioneering fashion model.
Madlib.
Inventive rapper and producer.
Suzanne Malveaux.
Award-winning broadcast journalist.
Clarence M. Mitchell Jr.
Brilliant civil rights activist.
Wes Montgomery.
Grammy-winning jazz guitarist.
Louise Mushikiwabo.
Rwandan government official.
Ray Nagin.
New Orleans mayor during Hurricane Katrina.
Soledad O'Brien.
Dedicated CNN correspondent.
Rodney O'Neal.
Leading automotive executive.
Nell Irvin Painter.
Noted historian.
Philip A. Payton Jr.
Early Harlem real estate mogul.
James E. Ransome.
Prolific book illustrator and painter.
Desirée Rogers.
Publishing executive and former White House social secretary.
Kevin Sbraga.
Reality-show-winning chef.
Trey Songz.
Chart-topping R&B singer
Mavis Staples.
Veteran gospel star.
Sonny Terry.
Blues Hall of Fame harmonica player.
Jefferson Thomas.
Little Rock Nine civil rights hero.
Nate Thurmond.
NBA All-Star center.
Lucius Walker Jr.
Compassionate founder of humanitarian aid group.
Lenny Wilkens.
NBA all-time leader in coaching victories.
Donald E. Wilson.
Transformative medical school dean.
Ernest C. Withers.
Civil rights photographer and FBI informant.