eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 81
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  • ISBN-10: 1414456980
  • ISBN-13: 9781414456980
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 278 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2010, 2010
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released July 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: 1414446020 | ISBN-13: 9781414446028

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.
Ahmadou Ahidjo.
Former president of Cameroon.
James H. Ammons.
Results-oriented college administrator.
Reuben V. Anderson.
Distinguished Mississippi jurist.
Govind Armstrong.
Popular chef and restaurant owner.
Mulatu Astatke.
Inventor of Ethio-Jazz.
Edwin C. Berry.
Towering influence in workplace and school desegregation.
Carlinhos Brown.
Afro-Brazilian percussionist and songwriter.
Cullen Bryant.
Strong running back for the Los Angeles Rams.
Jim Caldwell.
Promising head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.
Roy DeCarava.
Pioneering Harlem photographer.
Ronald Dellums.
Long-serving congressman and mayor of Oakland.
Herman D. Farrell Jr.
Senior New York State assemblyman.
Amos Ferguson.
Self-taught Bahamian painter.
Anthony Foxx.
Youngest mayor elected in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Charles Sidney Gilpin.
Successful stage actor of the early twentieth century.
Armando Guebuza.
Third president of Mozambique.
Melissa Harris-Lacewell.
Rising political science professor, author, and commentator.
Willie W. Herenton.
First black mayor of Memphis.
Jesse Jackson Jr.
U.S. representative from Illinois.
Tito Jackson.
Former Jackson Five member continuing the family tradition.
Blind Lemon Jefferson.
Influential bluesman.
Robert G. Jones.
Long-time publicist for the "King of Pop."
Dru Joyce.
Respected high school basketball coach.
Bernice King.
Minister, activist, and daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.
Pedro Martinez.
Colorful Major League Baseball pitching star.
Maxwell.
Lyrical crooner and heartthrob.
Randall Cornell.
McDaniel Pro football Hall of Famer.
Frank Melton.
Former vigilante mayor of Jackson, Mississippi.
Method Man.
Grammy-winning rapper and actor.
Lamar Odom.
Impressive forward for the Los Angeles Lakers.
James Peterson.
Hip-hop scholar.
Jesse Lee Peterson.
Candid evangelical minister and political commentator.
Lynden Pindling.
First black leader of the Bahamas.
Charles Pugh.
Detroit’s first openly gay elected official.
Redman.
Hip-hop rapper and actor.
Julieanna Richardson.
Imaginative oral history pioneer.
Laura Richardson.
Controversial U.S. representative.
Faith Ringgold.
Inspiring multimedia artist.
Doc Rivers.
Seasoned NBA coach.
Eugene F. Rivers III.
Outspoken minister and political activist.
Mongo Santamaria.
Revered Cuban jazz musician.
Eugene Sawyer.
Conciliating Chicago alderman and interim mayor.
Erick Sermon.
Dedicated rapper and producer.
Abraham D. Shadd.
First black person elected to Canadian public office.
Randy Smith.
Masterly professional basketball forward and guard.
Leonard H.O. Spearman Sr.
Committed educator, civil servant, and U.S. diplomat.
Archie Spigner.
New York City councilman.
Michael Strahan.
Hard-hitting Giants defensive star turned actor.
Jazmine Sullivan.
R&B singer and songwriter.
Wanda Sykes.
Edgy comedian and actor.
Barbara Ann Teer.
Founder of the National Black Theatre.
John Douglas Thompson.
Powerful stage actor.
Tye Tribbett.
Inspirational gospel singer.
Wellington Webb.
First black mayor of Denver.
Tiger Woods.
Golf superstar engulfed by scandal.