eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 90
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  • ISBN-10: 1414472668
  • ISBN-13: 9781414472669
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 284 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2011, 2011
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released June 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: 141447170X | ISBN-13: 9781414471709

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Cumulative Nationality Index.
Cumulative Occupation Index.
Cumulative Subject Index.
Cumulative Name Index.
Tiny Archibald.
Undersized NBA Hall of Famer.
Nicole A. Avant.
Politically connected music executive and diplomat.
Corrine Brown.
Fiesty Florida congresswoman.
Ruth Brown.
Emotional R&B singer.
Calvin O. Butts III.
Influential New York pastor.
Barbara Smith Conrad.
Internationally acclaimed opera singer.
Carl Crawford.
Speedy All-Star outfielder.
Thomas J. Dorsey.
Early business baron.
Warrick Dunn.
Versatile NFL running back.
James Durham.
Prominent physician born into slavery.
William Lewis Eagleson.
Pioneering Midwestern newspaperman.
Missy Elliott.
Acclaimed hip hop artist.
Benjamin Fletcher.
Inspiring labor leader.
Barney Ford.
Gold rush–era Colorado restaurateur.
Thomas O. Fuller.
North Carolina’s first African-American state senator.
Harvey Fuqua.
Legendary musical talent scout.
Laurent Gbagbo.
Feared Ivoirian autocrat.
Ghostface Killah.
Critically acclaimed rapper.
Hugh Morris Gloster Sr.
Accomplished college administrator.
Charles Gomillion.
Successful Supreme Court plaintiff.
Eliza Ann Grier.
Groundbreaking physician.
Bernard A. Harris.
High-powered surgeon and astronaut.
Luisa Harris-Stewart.
First female NBA draftee.
Andrew T. Hatcher.
Imperturbable White House press secretary.
Michael Healy.
Swashbuckling Coast Guard captain.
Josiah Henson.
Abolitionist and model for "Uncle Tom."
Angelo Herndon.
Wronged Communist labor organizer.
Bell Hooks.
Defiant critic of racism and sexism.
James A. Jackson.
Multitalented journalist and marketing specialist.
Eddie Bernice Johnson.
Longtime U.S. Representative tainted by scandal.
Hall Johnson.
Conductor dedicated to preserving the spiritual.
Robert Elijah Jones.
Tireless civil rights advocate and religious leader.
Tom Joyner.
Popular radio host and leading philanthropist.
Hubert Julian.
Celebrity aviator in 1920s Harlem.
Elizabeth Keckley.
Dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln.
William Henry Lane.
Forefather of American tap dance.
Hubert Laws.
Successful and influential jazz flutist.
James M. Lawson Jr.
Civil rights leader in nonviolent protest.
Larry Little.
Formidable NFL offensive guard.
Louis E. Lomax.
Passionate civil rights–era journalist.
Karl Malone.
Premier NBA power forward.
Mirlande Manigat.
Haitian presidential candidate.
Ellis Marsalis.
Distinguished jazz pianist and educator.
Wynton Marsalis.
Prominent jazz trumpeter and spokesman.
Michel Martelly.
Irreverent pop star and Haitian president-elect.
John Willis Menard.
First African American elected to the U.S. House.
Ferdinand Q. Morton.
Early Harlem power broker.
Randy Moss.
Troubled NFL star.
Nelly.
St. Louis–inspired rap artist.
Michelle Obama.
Charismatic U.S. First Lady.
Alassane Ouattara.
Embattled Ivoirian president-elect.
Karen Carter Peterson.
Passionate Louisiana state senator.
Wendell Pierce.
Versatile stage and screen actor.
David Robinson.
NBA great and committed philanthropist.
Calvin Smyre.
Veteran Georgia legislator.