eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 79
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  • ISBN-10: 1414456964
  • ISBN-13: 9781414456966
  • DDC: 920.009296
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 286 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2010, 2010
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released February 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: 1414439725 | ISBN-13: 9781414439723

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.
Alcorn, George Edward: Physicist and educator.
Andrews, Benny: Artist and activist.
Banks, Michelle: Actress and theater company founder.
Bennett, Gwendolyn B.: Harlem Renaissance writer and artist.
Bing, Dave: Basketball pro turned businessman.
Bolin, Jane Matilda: Persevering woman judge.
Boyd, Gerald M.: Newspaper editor.
Bradley, Ed: Legendary television journalist.
Brooks, Tyrone: Civil rights activist and politician.
Brown, Clarence Gatemouth: Innovative blues musician.
Burt-Murray, Angela: Magazine editor-in-chief.
Bush, Reggie: Professional football player.
Campbell, Bebe Moore: Respected journalist and educator.
Cash, Swin: Leading WNBA player.
Cobb, William Jelani: Noted historian and professor.
Cosby, Bill: Famous actor and activist.
Dungy, Tony: Winning pro football coach.
Dunham, Katherine: Celebrated in modern dancehistory.
Edwards, Willarda V.: Physician and health advocate.
Ellison, Keith M.: First Muslim U.S. Congressman.
Epps, Omar: Multi-talented actor.
Falconer, Etta Zuber: Pioneering mathematician and teacher.
Garrett, Joyce F.: Influential government official.
Gaston, Arthur George: Self-made businessman.
Goings, Russell L., Jr.: Business leader and supporter of fine art.
Gray, Farrah: Young millionaire.
Hemphill, Jessie Mae: Blues musician and vocalist.
Howard, Terrence: Cutting-edge actor and producer.
Jamerson, James: Respected Motown bassist.
Kebede, Liya: Fashion model from Ethiopia.
Kelley, Malcolm David: Promising young actor.
Klugh, Earl: Guitar virtuoso.
Lenox, Adriane: Energetic stage and film actress.
Levert, Gerald: Popular singer and songwriter.
Loroupe, Tegla: Kenyan athlete and activist.
Malone Jones, Vivian: Brave student and civil rights figure.
Marshall, Kerry James: Talented modern artist.
Matthews, Mark: American "Buffalo Soldier".
Olojede, Dele: Tenacious journalist.
O'Neil, Buck: American baseball legend.
Pace, Betty: Phyisican fighting sickle-cell disease.
Palmer, Violet: Hard-working NBA referee.
Paterson, David A.: Motivated New York State politician.
Phipps, Wintley: Pastor, singer, and humanitarian.
Pickens, James, Jr.: Versatile television actor.
Preston, Billy: Essential R&B and pop musician.
Purnell, Silas: Brought education to many thousands.
Smiley, Rickey: Intelligent comedian.
Stinson, Denise L.: Faith-based publisher.
Stoudemire, Amare: Determined young basketball star.
Tancil, Gladys Quander: Important American historian.
Tergat, Paul: Outstanding distance runner.
Vandross, Luther: Preeminent singer and songwriter.
Webber, Chris: College and pro basketball player.
Xuma, Madie Hall: Dedicated social activist.

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Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community, Volume 79  (ISBN-10: 1414439725 | ISBN-13: 9781414439723)

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.

Price: $191.00

Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community, Volume 79  (ISBN-10: 1414439725 | ISBN-13: 9781414439723)

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.

Price: $191.00