eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 101
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  • ISBN-10: 1414481934
  • ISBN-13: 9781414481937
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 299 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2012, 2012
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released September 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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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 two to four 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.
  • CONTEMPORARY BLACK BIOGRAPHY includes four cumulative indexes: Nationality, Occupation, Subjects, and Name.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414480687 | ISBN-13: 9781414480688

Table of Contents

Appiah, Kwame Anthony. Groundbreaking scholar and philosopher.
Austin, Lloyd. Highest-ranking African-American officer in the U.S. military.
Banda, Joyce. First woman president of Malawi.
Beckwith, Naomi. Rising curator at Chicago''s Museum of Contemporary Art.
Bilal. Critically acclaimed neo-soul singer and songwriter.
Bradley, Adam. Scholar who drew attention to poetic roots of rap and hip-hop.
Buress, Hannibal. Stand-up comic and writer for 30 ROCK.
Celestin, Josaphat. First Haitian American to lead major American city.
Clark, Carl. World War II hero recognized for bravery more than 60 years later.
Cobbs, Bill. Character actor remembered for stage and screen roles.
Crum, George. Restaurateur who invented the potato chip.
Delpit, Lisa. Advocate of culturally appropriate teaching methods.
Diamond, Lydia R. Award-winning dramatist whose STICK FLY opened on Broadway in 2011.
Dove, Rita. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.
Elise, Kimberly. Actress known for emotional roles in DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN and FOR COLORED GIRLS.
Fishbone. High-energy alternative rock band from LA.
George, Nelson. Thought-provoking filmmaker and cultural critic.
Gilmore, Artis. Hall of Fame center known as "A Train".
Glasper, Robert. Innovative pianist who fused jazz and hip-hop.
Greene Jr., Frank S. Engineer whose technology was applied in aerospace industry.
Henderson, George Washington. First African American inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.
Johnson, Magic. NBA superstar of the 1980s and spokesman for AIDS awareness.
Jones, Genevieve. Modern-day Holly Golightly, dubbed "Girl of the Moment".
Jones, Rashida. Actress known for roles on THE OFFICE and PARKS AND RECREATION.
Joseph, Jamal. Black Panther activist who rose to prominence as an educator and dramatist.
Kony, Joseph. Notorious Ugandan warlord charged with crimes against humanity.
Koontz, Elizabeth Duncan. Schoolteacher who became the first black president of the National Education Association.
Lacks, Henrietta. Unwitting research subject whose cells enabled important medical breakthroughs.
Langston, John Mercer. Abolitionist and attorney who became the first black Congressman from Virginia.
Maponya, Maishe. South African playwright and activist known for anti-Apartheid works of the 1980s.
Maponya, Richard. South African businessman who helped undermine apartheid.
Millinder, Lucky. Bandleader who influenced popular music in the 1940s and 1950s.
Montgomery, Robbie. Reality TV star and proprietor of Sweetie Pie''s soul food restaurant in St. Louis, MO.
New Edition. R&B group remembered for "Candy Girl" and "Mr. Telephone Man".
Thiong''o, Ngugi wa. Important Kenyan writer of the postcolonial era.
Norton, Ken. Heavyweight boxing champion of the 1970s.
Okonjo-Iweala, Ngozi. Nigerian finance minister and former World Bank economist.
Powell, Keith. Actor and director known for role on 30 ROCK.
Price, David. Lefty ace for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Proof. Detroit rap artist and mentor to Eminem.
Puryear, Martin. Prominent sculptor known for working with natural materials.
Reedy, Jessica. Gospel singer who gained fame on BET''s SUNDAY''S BEST.
The Roots. Grammy-winning hip-hop group and Jimmy Fallon''s house band.
Sall, Macky. Senegalese president elected in hard-fought election in 2012.
Sanha, Malam Bacai. President of Guinea-Bissau who died in office in 2012.
Scott-Young, Mona. Mastermind of VH1''s LOVE & HIP HOP.
Seymour, Richard. Defensive lineman who helped lead Patriots to three Super Bowl titles.
Shepp. Archie. Protégé of John Coltrane who experimented with free jazz.
Shyne. Belizean rapper who restarted his career after prison term.
Sklarek, Norma Merrick. First black female admitted to the American Institute of Architects.
Smith, Lee. Dominating relief pitcher who set all-time saves record.
Stradford, J.B. Businessman falsely accused of inciting 1921 race riot in Oklahoma.
Sumlin, Hubert. Blues guitarist and accompanist to Howlin'' Wolf.
Thurston, Baratunde. Comedian, television host, and author of the best-selling book HOW TO BE BLACK.
Watts, André. World-renowned classical pianist awarded the National Medal of Arts.