eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 83
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  • ISBN-10: 1414457006
  • ISBN-13: 9781414457000
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 293 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2010, 2010
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released August 2010
  • 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: 1414446047 | ISBN-13: 9781414446042

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.
Cumulative Nationality Index.
Cumulative Occupation Index.
Cumulative Subject Index.
Cumulative Name Index.
Rotimi Adebari.
Ireland’s first black mayor.
Betty Allen.
Distinguished opera singer.
Corinne Bailey Rae.
British neo-soul singer-songwriter.
Robert C. Bobb.
Key public financial administrator.
Ruth Bowen.
Enterprising talent agent.
Bryan Burwell.
Forthright sports journalist.
Octavius V. Catto.
Slain nineteenth-century civil rights activist.
Ron Christie.
Republican political strategist.
Bryan Cox.
Brash football veteran.
50 Cent.
Entrepreneurial rapper.
Eric Matthew Gairy.
Powerful Grenadian politician.
Turner Gill.
Groundbreaking college football coach.
Tony Gwynn.
San Diego Padres star.
Lyle Ashton Harris.
Thought-provoking photographer.
Wil Haygood.
Boston Globe feature writer and acclaimed biographer.
Hugh Morgan Hill.
Internationally renowned storyteller.
Lightnin’ Hopkins.
Distinctive blues artist.
Cissy Houston.
Esteemed gospel singer.
Whitney Houston.
Pop-soul diva and actress.
Jennifer Hudson.
Actress and big-belting singer.
Paul Ince.
British soccer midfielder turned coach.
Rampage Jackson.
Fearsome cage fighter.
Eunice W. Johnson.
Influential fashion and publishing executive.
Goodluck Jonathan.
Unlikely leader of Nigeria.
K. C. Jones.
Boston Celtics great.
Eddie Jordan.
Hardworking NBA coach.
Kandi.
Industrious songwriter and "Real Housewife."
Salif Keita.
Renowned Malian singer and albino-rights activist.
Kid Cudi.
Breakout rapper and actor.
John Lewis.
Inspirational civil rights hero and longtime Georgia congressman.
Herman Mason Jr.
Multifaceted Atlanta historian.
Donald F. McHenry.
Successful diplomat.
S. Epatha Merkerson.
Law & Order institution.
James Moody.
Beloved jazz saxophonist who collaborated with Dizzy Gillespie.
Juanita Moore.
Academy Award–nominated actress.
Robert Russa Moton.
Early educational administrator.
Meshell Ndegeocello.
Genre-breaking bassist and songwriter.
Michele Norris.
Accomplished radio host and journalist.
Teddy Pendergrass.
Revered R&B vocalist and sex symbol.
James Perry.
Housing activist and New Orleans mayoral candidate.
Will Power.
Talented hip-hop playwright and performer.
Alaina Reed Hall.
Longtime Sesame Street actress.
Lillian Roberts.
Diligent labor leader.
Art Rust Jr.
Pioneering sports broadcaster.
Jill Scott.
Multifaceted singer-songwriter, poet, and actress.
Kimora Lee Simmons.
"Fabulous" model, designer, and style icon.
Tubby Smith.
Winning college basketball coach.
H. Lavity Stoutt.
Political leader in the British Virgin Islands.
Kim Terrell-Kearney .
Top female bowler.
Quincy Troupe.
Versatile poet and author.
Ronald Walters.
Respected political scientist.
Jessica White.
Cover model on a comeback.
J. Mayo Williams.
Enduring blues record producer.
Kellen Winslow.
High-scoring member of Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Yabby You.
Spiritual roots reggae musician.