eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 89
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  • ISBN-10: 141447265X
  • ISBN-13: 9781414472652
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 290 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2011, 2011
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released May 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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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 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: 1414471696 | ISBN-13: 9781414471693

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Cumulative Nationality Index.
Cumulative Occupation Index.
Cumulative Subject Index.
Cumulative Name Index.
Donald H. Barden.
Successful cable magnate.
Chantal Biya.
Much-photographed first lady of Cameroon.
John W. E. Bowen Sr.
Influential theologian and minister.
Mark Bradford.
Acclaimed visual artist.
Karyn Calabrese.
Raw-food restaurateur.
Cynthia Cooper-Dyke.
WNBA great.
Rebecca Lee Crumpler.
First African-American female MD.
El DeBarge.
Troubled R&B crooner.
John Wesley Dobbs.
Prominent civil rights activist.
Emory Douglas.
Revolutionary graphic artist.
Idris Elba.
Versatile British actor.
James Forman Jr.
Legal expert in criminal procedure and education policy.
Ryan Frazier.
Political candidate to watch.
Dick Griffey.
Powerful music industry executive.
Henry Fairfax Henderson Jr.
Determined engineer and business leader.
Alonzo Franklin Herndon.
Early entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Casper Holstein.
Historic Harlem numbers operator.
Lugenia Burns Hope.
Famous "clubwoman" and activist.
Donald R. Hopkins.
Renowned expert on tropical disease.
Gregory Isaacs.
Prolific reggae star.
Mildred Fay Jefferson.
Outspoken anti-abortion activist.
Dennis Johnson.
Elite NBA guard.
Leroy R. Johnson.
Pioneering Georgia politician.
John Jones.
Early Chicago businessman and activist.
Martin Luther King Sr.
Crusader for social justice.
Boris Kodjoe.
Striking Austrian-born actor.
William Henry Lewis.
Pioneering civil rights activist and lawyer.
Eddie L. Long.
Scandal-plagued megachurch leader.
Biddy Mason.
Respected and prosperous former slave.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
Classically trained British actress.
John B. McLendon Jr.
Groundbreaking collegiate athletic coach.
Blind Willie McTell.
Evocative blues master.
Kendrick Meek.
Ambitious Florida politician.
Minnie Minoso.
Beloved baseball great.
Shireen Mitchell.
Influential technology consultant.
Earl Monroe.
Brilliant NBA scoring guard.
Jason Moran.
Innovative jazz pianist.
Henry Green Parks Jr.
Founder of first black-owned business to go public.
Les Payne.
Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist.
Herman Perry.
World War II fugitive.
Scottie Pippen.
Versatile NBA star.
Trevor Pryce.
NFL lineman, screenwriter, and music producer.
Jerry Rice.
Unparalleled NFL wide receiver.
Boots Riley.
Left-leaning rapper and activist.
Ntozake Shange.
Award-winning poet and dramatist.
Nzingha Stewart.
Up-and-coming film director.
Barrett Strong.
Legendary R&B singer and songwriter.
James Toney.
Fearsome world championship boxer.
Chucho Valdés.
Revered Cuban jazz pianist.
Albertina Walker.
Veteran gospel traditionalist.
Allen West.
Conservative Florida Republican.
Pernell Whitaker.
Master craftsman of boxing.
Roy Williams.
Intriguing British dramatist.
Ali Ollie Woodson.
Acclaimed R&B singer.
Umaru Yar'Adua.
Nigerian president.