eBook Contemporary Black Biography

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 120
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  • ISBN-10: 1573024295
  • ISBN-13: 9781573024297
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 318 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released November 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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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.

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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 fully revised and updated (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: 1573024198 | ISBN-13: 9781573024198

Table of Contents

Eula L. Adams.
Tech executive who leads medical device maker Neuromonics.
Charlie Batch.
Former NFL player who is active in community service.
Michael Beach.
Actor known for television and film roles.
Matthew Beard.
Child actor who starred on Our Gang series.
Big L.
Promising rapper gunned down in 1999.
Buika.
Award-winning "flamenco fusion" singer.
Kofi Burbridge.
Virtuoso flautist and keyboardist.
Oteil Burbridge.
Grammy-winning bassist for the Allman Brothers Band.
Cameo.
Pop-funk band known for their 1986 hit "Word Up!"
Naomi Campbell.
Supermodel turned television producer.
Patrick Cannon.
Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, convicted of corruption.
Elizabeth Catlett.
Artist and sculptor who depicted African-American life.
Beatrice Coleman.
Oldest graduate of Brown University.
Teju Cole.
Author who earned acclaim for his 2011 novel Open City.
Cardiss Collins.
Illinois congresswoman who advocated for minorities, women.
Anthony Davis.
Up-and-coming center for the New Orleans Pelicans.
Ophelia DeVore-Mitchell.
Model who helped change the representation of blacks in the media.
Doctor Clayton.
Eclectic Chicago bluesman.
Larry Elder.
Outspoken radio talk show host.
Josh Gordon.
Wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns.
Kevin Harris.
Talented jazz pianist.
Rennie Harris.
Choreographer who brought hip-hop to the concert stage.
Lucille Hegamin.
Popular blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s.
Kip Holden.
Mayor-president of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
DeSean Jackson.
Three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver.
Chris Thomas King.
Blues musician who incorporates folk, hip-hop, rock.
Frankie Knuckles.
"Godfather of House" who pioneered dance music.
Lakeside.
R&B group of the 1970s and 1980s.
Le1f.
Gay rapper who defied stereotypes.
Robert Lockwood Jr.
Blues vocalist and guitarist mentored by Robert Johnson.
Sallie Martin.
Gospel singer and music publisher.
Derek Mason.
Head football coach at Vanderbilt University.
Charles J. McDonald.
Pioneer in dermatological research and medical education.
Aaron McGruder.
Controversial cartoonist who created The Boondocks.
Bubber Miley.
Jazz trumpeter who fused distinctive sound.
Paul Mooney.
Comedian whose race-based humor shocks audiences.
Archie Moore.
Boxer who fought Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali in long career.
Melvin Morris.
Vietnam vet who received the Medal of Honor.
Keke Palmer.
Young actress and singer known her role in Akeelah and the Bee.
Adama Paris.
Designer who promoted African fashion.
Glenn Plummer.
Character actor known for his role on Sons of Anarchy.
Bernard Shaw Proctor.
Former Tuskegee Airman awarded the Medal of Honor.
Rose Royce.
R&B group remembered for the 1976 disco hit Car Wash.
Marcus Samuelsson.
Celebrity chef and restaurateur.
Juelz Santana.
Up-and-coming Harlem rapper.
Sherone Simpson.
Jamaican sprinter accused in 2013 doping scandal.
Slim Harpo.
Guitar and harmonica player who popularized the "swamp blues."
Steve Smith.
Veteran wide receiver in the NFL.
Chuck Stone.
Firebrand journalist who drew attention to African-American concerns.
Daniel Sturridge.
High-paid English footballer.
Hound Dog Taylor.
Pioneer of amplified Chicago blues.
Antoinette Tuff.
Bookkeeper who stopped Georgia school shooting.
Bukka White.
Mississippi bluesman who sang the country blues.
Lillias White.
Tony Award-winning stage and cabaret actress.
Johnny Young.
Blues musician remembered for his work on the mandolin.