eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 103
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  • ISBN-10: 1414481950
  • ISBN-13: 9781414481951
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 295 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2013, 2012
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2012
  • 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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    ISBN-10: 1414480709 | ISBN-13: 9781414480701

Table of Contents

Akinmusire, Ambrose.
Dynamic jazz trumpeter who made solo debut in 2011.
Barksdale, Don.
Hall of Fame basketball player who broke color barriers in collegiate, pro game.
Bensouda, Fatou.
Prosecutor responsible for charging international war criminals.
Boozer, Bob.
Star forward who led the Milwaukee Bucks to an NBA championship.
Christian, Jodie.
Protean jazz pianist and accompanist to Sonny Stitt, Stan Getz.
Coolio.
Rapper who scored a hit with "Gangsta''s Paradise" in 1995.
Cosey, Pete.
Jazz, blues, and R&B guitarist remembered for work with Miles Davis.
Dale, Clamma.
Esteemed "Porgy and Bess" soprano.
Dameron, Tadd.
Pianist and bandleader who blended swing and bebop.
Davis Jr., Wade.
Pro football player who became a gay rights activist.
Dihigo, Martín.
Cuban baseball star posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1977.
Dillon, Leo.
Award-winning illustrator of children''s books.
Everett, Carl.
Volatile outfielder and clutch hitter whose temper hindered major league career.
Glover, Cedric B. First African-American mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana.
Glover, Danny.
Beloved actor known for his roles in Lethal Weapon and The Color Purple.
Granderson, LZ.
Sports columnist who sparked discussion of race and sexuality in athletics.
Green, Cee Lo.
Colorful "Voice" mentor known for such hits as "Crazy" and "F**k You."
Hart, Kevin.
Funnyman who made top indie comedy film Laugh at My Pain in 2011.
Hibbert, Toots.
Jamaican reggae singer who fronts Toots and the Maytals.
Hoskins, Harold K.
Tuskegee Airman who was among the first blacks in the integrated armed forces.
The Jackson Five.
Quintet of brothers who became a pop sensation during the 1970s.
Jay-Z. Grammy-winning rapper and hip-hop mogul.
Jones, Adam.
NFL defensive back whose legal troubles overshadowed his talent on the field.
Kato, David.
Fearless gay rights activist in Uganda.
Kiir Mayardit, Salva.
First president of the newly independent nation of South Sudan.
King, Rodney.
Los Angeles motorist at the center of momentous civil rights case.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
South African men''s chorus that sang on Paul Simon''s "Graceland."
Luter Jr., Fred.
First black preacher chosen to lead the Southern Baptist Convention.
Lynch, Loretta E.
U.S. attorney appointed by Presidents Clinton, Obama.
Mahama, John Dramani.
Ghanaian historian and politician who became president in 2012.
Marsalis, Branford. Saxophonist who straddled jazz and pop music. McCovey, Willie.
Hall of Fame first baseman for the San Francisco Giants.
Obiang, Teodoro.
Dictator who has ruled Equatorial Guinea since 1979.
Perkins, Eddie.
Junior welterweight boxing champion of the 1960s.
Perry, Lee.
Eccentric musician and producer who shaped reggae music in the 1960s.
Perry, Tyler.
Successful director, writer, producer, and actor who is best known for being Madea.
Peters, Clarke.
Long-time actor known for his roles in The Wire and Treme.
Phifer, Mekhi.
Actor who began his career as the lead character in Spike Lee''s Clockers.
Pitts, Skip.
Legendary soul guitarist whose hits include "Theme from Shaft."
The Ravens. Popular vocal group of the 1940s and 1950s.
Reese, Jerry.
New York Giants general manager who built two NFL championship teams.
Rice, Susan. Highest-ranking U.S. diplomat serving at the United Nations.
Robinson, Craig.
Popular comedian and actor known for his role on the sitcom The Office.
Sassou-Nguesso, Denis.
President of the Republic of Congo.
Sharpe, Samuel.
Leader of an important Jamaican slave uprising in 1831.
Stevenson, Teófilo.
Cuban heavyweight champion considered the greatest amateur boxer of the modern era.
Traore, Dioncounda.
Interim president of Mali chosen to oversee democratic elections.
Trethewey, Natasha.
Mississippi-born poet laureate of the United States.
Wade, Dwyane.
Superstar NBA guard with the Miami Heat.
Waters, Maxine.
Determined Congressional champion of minority causes.
Wheaton, James.
Character actor who performed memorable roles in popular shows of the 1970s.
Woods, Woods.
Detroit singer whose works combined R&B, soul, and funk.
Woods, Cheyenne.
Golf prodigy who followed in the footsteps of his famous uncle, Tiger Woods.
Wright, Chalky.
Featherweight prizefighter of the 1930s and 1940s.
Wright Jr., Jeremiah A.
Fiery minister whose sermons stirred national debate.