eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 91
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  • ISBN-10: 1414472676
  • ISBN-13: 9781414472676
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 296 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2011, 2011
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released August 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: 1414471718 | ISBN-13: 9781414471716

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Cumulative Nationality Index.
Cumulative Occupation Index.
Cumulative Subject Index.
Cumulative Name Index.
Halle Berry.
Award-winning actress and model.
B.o.B.
Rising hip-hop musician.
Joseph Bramlett.
Prominent film and television actor.
Andre Braugher.
Emmy Award–winning actor.
Toni Braxton.
Beloved R&B singer.
Jamie Foster Brown.
Pioneering magazine publisher.
Kwame R. Brown.
District of Columbia council chair.
Ronald K. Brown.
New York–based dancer and choreographer.
Lonnie G. Bunch III.
Highly regarded museum executive.
Raven Chanticleer.
Flamboyant artist and fashion designer.
Lucille Clifton.
Honored poet and children’s author.
Terror Danjah.
Influential British record producer.
Gary C. Dennis.
Leading neurosurgeon.
Raheem DeVaughn.
Rising R&B singer and songwriter.
Matthew Winifred Dogan.
Longtime educator and college president.
George T. Downing.
Successful entrepreneur.
Tim Duncan.
Powerful forward for the San Antonio Spurs.
Hosea Easton.
Determined pastor and abolitionist.
Miles Mark Fisher.
Baptist minister and scholar.
T-Model Ford.
Cherished Delta blues singer.
Walt Frazier.
Notable NBA point guard.
Joe Gans.
First black boxing champion.
John Wesley Gilbert.
Respected scholar.
Carlton B. Goodlett.
Influential publisher and civil rights activist.
Jessica B. Harris.
Innovative culinary historian and writer.
Connie Hawkins.
NBA slam dunk artist.
James Walker Hood.
Prominent bishop and activist.
Ayinde Howell.
Promising vegan chef.
Ja Rule.
Multiplatinum hip-hop artist.
John J. Jasper.
Famous Batist preacher.
Fenton Johnson.
Admired poet of the 1920s.
Keyshawn Johnson.
Controversial NFL wide receiver.
William Johnson.
Chronicler of the antebellum South.
Yusef A. Lateef.
Veteran jazz great.
J. W. Loguen.
Devoted abolitionist and minister.
Gucci Mane.
Prolific rap and hip-hop artist.
Henry C. McBay.
Inspiring professor of chemistry.
George Marion McClellan.
Poet during the Reconstruction era.
Free Frank McWorter.
Founder of New Philadelphia, Illinois.
Solomon Lightfoot Michaux.
Renowned preacher and broadcaster.
Arthur Wergs Mitchell.
First African-American Democrat elected to Congress.
Isaiah T. Montgomery.
Famous entrepreneur during the Jim Crow era.
Alonzo G. Morón.
First black president of Hampton University.
Nathan Francis Mossell.
Popular Philadelphia physician.
Barack Obama.
44th president of the United States.
Remmy Ongala.
Celebrated African musician.
William L. Pollard.
Medgar Evers College president.
RuPaul.
Fearless entertainer and drag queen.
Michael Steele.
Controversial chair of the Republican National Committee.
Shirley Verrett.
Distinctive opera star.
Troy Vincent.
Dominant NFL cornerback.
Vernon Wells.
Versatile baseball pro.
Nat D. Williams Noted journalist and radio host.
Ted Williams.
Golden-voiced announcer.
Dave Winfield.
Stellar Hall-of-Fame outfielder.