eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 104
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  • ISBN-10: 1414481969
  • ISBN-13: 9781414481968
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 281 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released February 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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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.

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Table of Contents

Allen, Macon Bolling.
First African American licensed to practice law.
Armstrong, Henry.
Only boxer ever to hold three world titles at the same time in the 1930s.
Ayler, Albert.
Saxophonist who championed free jazz in the 1960s.
Babatunde, Rotimi.
Nigerian author and playwright who earned prestigious literary prize in 2012.
Balotelli, Mario.
Celebrated Ghanaian-Italian soccer star.
Bass, Fontella.
R&B and gospel singer best known for her 1965 hit "Rescue Me."
Bolt, Usain.
Jamaican sprinter who set Olympic world records in 2008, 2012.
Bryan, Ashley.
Children''s book author and illustrator who draws inspiration from black culture.
Cabral, Amílcar.
Leader of independence movement for Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde.
Campbell, Earl.
Legendary NFL running back.
Cam''ron.
Grammy-nominated rapper with a flair for inventive rhymes.
Carney, William H.
Civil War soldier who received Medal of Honor for bravery in battle.
Carter Jr., Edward A.
Army solder recognized posthumously for heroism during World War II.
Carter, Ron.
Eminent jazz bassist, composer, and educator.
The Clovers.
Vocal group of the 1950s known for hits "Love Potion No. 9" and "Blue Velvet."
Cole, Maria.
Jazz singer who worked with Count Basie and Duke Ellington bands.
Cruz, Taio.
British pop singer-songwriter who made American debut in 2010 with Rokstarr.
Dekker, Desmond.
Jamaican singer who popularized ska music in the 1960s.
DePrince, Michaela.
Ballerina who overcame traumatic childhood in Sierra Leone to perform in America.
Dow, Unity.
Women''s rights activist and first female High Court judge in Botswana.
Duncan, Michael Clarke.
Admired actor remembered for The Green Mile.
Edwards, Willis.
Civil rights activist in Los Angeles and Democratic Party "fixer."
Farah, Mo.
Olympic track champion and symbol of multicultural United Kingdom.
The Five Keys.
Vocal harmony group that bridged gospel and rock.
Freeman, Von.
Chicago jazzman who pushed boundaries of melody and harmony.
Golden Gate Quartet.
Gospel singing group that scored hits in the 1930s and 1940s.
Grace, Sweet Daddy.
Charismatic founder of the United House of Prayer for All People.
Habré, Hissène.
Deposed Chadian leader accused of human rights abuses.
Harewood, Dorian.
Veteran stage and screen actor who performed in Roots sequel.
Hemsley, Sherman.
Iconic television actor who starred in The Jeffersons.
Henry, Dwight.
Popular New Orleans baker-turned-actor.
Holder Jr., Eric.
U.S. attorney general under President Barack Obama.
Horton, Willie.
Detroit Tigers power-hitting outfielder.
Jackson, Hal.
Pioneering radio host and broadcasting entrepreneur.
Jacobs, Harriet.
Former slave who chronicled experiences in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.
Jammeh, Yahya.
Controversial president of Gambia.
Jordan, Louis.
Jump blues musician known as "King of the Jukebox" in the 1940s and early 1950s.
Kabera, Eric.
Noteworthy Rwandan film producer.
Kennedy, Cortez.
Outstanding defensive player in the NFL.
Lewis, George.
Musical innovator and experimental jazz trombonist.
Lubanga, Thomas.
Imprisoned Congolese leader.
Mack, Tony.
Scandalized New Jersey mayor.
Martin, Curtis.
Running back for Patriots, Jets inducted into Hall of Fame in 2012.
Mayweather, Floyd.
World-champion boxer.
Minkins, Shadrach.
Fugitive slave rescued from a Boston courtroom in 1851.
Muamba, Fabrice.
English soccer star who overcame on-field collapse.
Navarro, Fats.
Jazz trumpeter who played swing, bebop.
Ross, Rick.
South Florida rapper who debuted in 2006 with Port of Miami.
Tatum, Reece.
Original "Clown Prince" of basketball.
Taylor, Robert Rochon.
Prominent Chicago housing official.
Thiam, Tidjane.
Notable Ivorian business executive.
Watkins, Ted.
Community organizer who worked to improve troubled Watts neighborhood.
Wilson, Abram.
Influential UK-based jazz trumpeter.
Wilson, Phill.
Los Angeles AIDS activist who founded Black AIDS Institute.
Woods, Sylvia.
Beloved Harlem restaurateur.