eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 118
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  • ISBN-10: 1573024279
  • ISBN-13: 9781573024273
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
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  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2014, 2014
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Each volume of Contemporary Black Biography contains 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. 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

  • All entries in this volume are new to the series (See Table of Contents for listing).
  • Includes four cumulative indexes: Nationality, Occupation, Subjects and Name.

What's New

  • Entries are divided by subheads for quick scanning.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1573024171 | ISBN-13: 9781573024174

Table of Contents

Nicolas Anelka.
French soccer player banned for controversial gesture.
James Avery.
Actor remembered as Uncle Phil on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air."
Amiri Baraka.
Polarizing poet who led the Black Arts movement of the 1960s, 1970s.
The Bar-Kays.
Funk and R&B group that backed Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes.
Lucie E Campbell.
Prolific composer of hymns and gospel songs.
Roy Campbell Jr.
Internationally acclaimed jazz trumpeter.
James E Clyburn.
Longtime Democratic congressman from South Carolina.
The Commodores.
Grammy-winning R&B group.
Ellis Cose.
Veteran reporter and commentator on race in America.
Dieudonné.
French comedian and political activist known for anti-Semitic views.
Tony Dungy.
Legendary coach who led the Indianapolis Colts to the Super Bowl.
Eusebio.
Mozambican soccer player who became a legend in Portugal.
Lowell Fulson.
Blues guitarist and singer who influenced B B King, Elvis Presley.
Kevin Garnett.
NBA veteran who took the Boston Celtics to championship in 2008.
Theaster Gates.
Artist whose work combines art with urban revitalization.
Al Green.
Texas congressman who championed civil rights.
Greg Hardy.
Carolina Panthers defensive end known as "The Kraken."
Jeremiah Hayanga.
Physician who brings Western medical knowledge to Africa.
Stephen Jackson.
NBA player who won championship with the San Antonio Spurs.
George Jacobs.
Former valet to Frank Sinatra who penned tell-all memoir.
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde.
Nigerian film actor and vocalist.
Hakeem Jeffries.
New York congressman dubbed "Brooklyn’s Barack Obama."
Luthando Kaka.
First black captain of a South African professional cycling team.
Eric LeGrand.
Paralyzed football player whose courage inspired others.
Melba Liston.
Female jazz trombonist and arranger.
Chokwe Lumumba.
Civil rights attorney who became mayor of Jackson, Mississippi."
Henry Lyons.
Prominent Baptist leader imprisoned for stealing money from followers.
Masta Ace.
Brooklyn rapper whose career spanned four decades.
The Meters.
Influential New Orleans funk and R&B group.
Andrew Mupuya.
Ugandan entrepreneur known as the "Paper Bag King."
Kevyn Orr.
Lawyer who steered Detroit through financial crisis.
Kid Ory.
Trombonist and bandleader who helped develop New Orleans jazz.
Brig Owens.
Washington Redskins star who became a player advocate.
Antonio Pettigrew.
Olympic sprinter stripped of medal in doping scandal.
Dennis Rodman.
Former NBA player who made controversial trips to North Korea.
Zoe Saldana.
Actress who starred in "Avatar, Star Trek" films.
Malik Sealy.
NBA player killed in tragic auto accident.
Darren Sharper.
Former NFL player charged with serial sexual assault.
Richard Sherman.
Provocative Seattle Seahawks cornerback called a "thug."
Chris Smalling.
Up-and-coming English footballer.
Geno Smith.
Rookie quarterback for the New York Jets in 2013.
Hale Smith.
Classical music composer and jazz arranger.
Lance Stephenson.
Indiana Pacers guard who struggled on and off the court.
Storyboard P.
Brooklyn street dancer known for "flexing."
Charlie Strong.
College football coach who led Texas Longhorns.
Sunnyland Slim.
Pianist who contributed to the development of Chicago blues.
Ernie Terrell.
Heavyweight boxer who challenged Muhammad Ali.
Jani Toivola.
First black member of Parliament in Finland.
Joe Louis Walker.
Innovative blues guitarist and singer.
Anita Ward.
Singer remembered for the 1979 disco hit "Ring My Bell."
Essie Mae Washington-Williams.
Black daughter of avowed racist senator Strom Thurmond.
Chris Webber.
NBA player turned broadcaster.
Valerie Wellington.
Chicago blues singer and actress.
Armond White.
Irascible film critic known for his controversial reviews.
Larry Williams.
R&B and rock "shouter" who had hits in the 1950s.