eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 77
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  • ISBN-10: 1414456948
  • ISBN-13: 9781414456942
  • DDC: 920.009296
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 285 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2010, 2009
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released December 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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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: 1414439709 | ISBN-13: 9781414439709

Reviews

"Recommended for general readers and students through the first two years of college." -- CHOICE(5/1/1992)

— F. D. Goff

"Excellent series. Most libraries will want to purchase the entire series to provide comprehensive access to patrons." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999

— Anthony Adam

"This is an excellent resource for biographical information." -- Citizen Patriot, Jackson, MI (02/06/00)

— Deborah D. Sears

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Photo Credits.
Adams Earley, Charity (Pioneering African-American WAC officer).
Bambaataa, Afrika (Hip-hop pioneer).
Beasley, Phoebe (Radio executive and talented artist).
Benson, Angela ("Romantic" writer).
Blige, Mary J. (The Queen of Hip Hop Soul).
Bogle, Donald (Respected culture critic and historian).
Bonds, Barry (National League four-time MVP).
Brandy (Multi-talented singer and actress).
Claiborne, Loretta (Inspirational Special Olympics athlete).
Curling, Alvin (Reputable Canadian politican).
Dadie, Bernard (Celebrated West African author).
Davis, Viola (Tony award-winning actress).
Delsarte, Louis (Gifted modern artist).
Dobbs, Mattiwilda (Internationally-known opera singer).
Ellington, Mercedes (Hard-working dancer and choreographer).
Franklin, Shirley Clarke (Atlanta's first female mayor).
Glover, Corey (Living Colour rocker).
Hammond, Lenn (Canadian reggae star).
Harper, Ben (Versatile musician).
Harper, Michael S. (Revered poet).
Harris, Claire (Leading Canadian poet).
Holder, Laurence (Esteemed playwright).
India.Arie (Up-and-coming Neosoul vocalist).
Isaac, Julius (Former Chief Justice of Canada's Federal Court).
Joachim. Paulin (Celebrated artist and critic).
Jones, Merlakia (Determined Cleveland Rockers star).
Kilpatrick, Kwame (Detroit's youngest mayor).
Kodjoe, Boris (Socially-conscious actor).
Kravitz, Lenny (Uncompromising rock musician).
KRS-One (Hip-hop vanguard).
Manley, Rachel (Autobiographical author).
Marsalis, Branford (Grammy award-winning saxophonist).
Mary, Mary (Popular Gospel duo).
Mays, William G. (Mays Chemical Company founder).
McKnight, Brian (Smooth R&B vocalist).
MC Lyte (First female rapper to score a gold record).
Mullen, Harryette (The "Queen of Hip Hop Hyperbole").
Parks, Suzan-Lori (Avante-garde playwright).
Powell, Renee (Ground-breaking golfer).
Reid, Vernon (Living Colour guitarist).
Robinson, Fatima (Hip-hop choreographer).
Rucker, Darius (Hootie and the Blowfish baritone).
Savimbi, Jonas (Charismatic Angolan rebel).
Scott, Stuart (Successful ESPN sportscaster).
Sly & Robbie (Jamaican musicians and record producers).
Smith, Trixie (Southern blues singer).
Talbert, David E. ("Soul" playwright).
Taylor, Karin (Model-turned-businesswoman).
TLC (Incendiary R&B trio).
Walker, Hezekiah (The "Pastor of Hip Hop").
Waters, Muddy (Beloved blues musician).
White, Dondi (New York graffiti artist).
Whitfield, Van (Bestselling author).
Williams, Venus (Tennis prodigy).
Woods, Sylvia (Soul-food restauranteur).
Zuma, Nkosazana Dlamini (Powerful South African politican).
Cumulative Nationality Index.
Cumulative Occupation Index.
Cumulative Subject Index.
Cumulative Name Index.

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Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community, Volume 77  (ISBN-10: 1414439709 | ISBN-13: 9781414439709)

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.

Price: $191.00

Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community, Volume 77  (ISBN-10: 1414439709 | ISBN-13: 9781414439709)

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.

Price: $191.00