eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 95
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  • ISBN-10: 1414472714
  • ISBN-13: 9781414472713
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - College Senior
  • 289 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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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.
  • Includes four cumulative indexes: Nationality, Occupation, Subjects, and Name.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414471750 | ISBN-13: 9781414471754

Table of Contents

Abercrumbie, P. Eric. Originator of Black Man Think Tank.
Alexander, Joseph L. Transplant surgeon who broke the color barrier professionally and personally.
Anderson, Ezzrett. Pioneering pro football great.
Aubespin, Mervin. Reporter who integrated Louisville Courier-Journal newsroom.
Austin, Bobby W. Dedicated sociologist and university administrator.
Baker, Mickey. Revered R&B guitarist.
Ballard, John. Former slave who pioneered part of Los Angeles County.
Beauvais, Garcelle. Haitian-born model and actress known for her role in NYPD BLUE.
Bishop, Stephen. Knowledgable explorer of and guide to Kentucky''s Mammoth Cave.
Bostic, Joe. Groundbreaking radio announcer.
Brown, Jim. Legendary running back and founder of Amer-I-Can.
Bryant, Ray. Renowned jazz pianist.
Burks, Juanita P. Respected Kentucky entrepreneur.
Chappell, Roy M. Tuskegee Airman and civil rights activist.
Charles, Ezzard. Heavyweight boxing champion.
Childers, Lulu Vere. Longtime Howard University music director and educator.
Clark, Yvonne Young. Award-winning academic who broke the gender barrier in mechanical engineering.
Clarke, Anna Mac. First black officer to lead an all-white WAC platoon during World War II.
Clay Jr., William Lacy. Second-generation U.S. Congressional representative from Missouri.
Condé, Alpha. Former political exile elected president of Guinea in 2010.
Cook-Parrish, Mary Virginia. Journalist and former slave who became a leading advocate for women''s issues.
Crouch, Hubert. Biology professor who cofounded the National Institute of Science.
Edwards, Teresa. Most decorated Olympic basketball player of all time.
Ferbos, Lionel. Centenarian trumpeter considered to be the oldest active jazz musician in the United States.
Forna, Aminatta. Acclaimed memoirist and novelist.
Gaines, Matthew. Nineteenth-century Texas state senator.
Grier, Bobby. College football player who broke the Sugar Bowl racial barrier.
Grillo, Evelio. Tireless defender of Cuban-American civil rights.
Hamilton, Vicki. Promoter of women and girls in technology.
Hill, Michael. Standout college athlete who became an executive in major league baseball.
Jackson, LaToya. Prodigal Jackson family daughter.
Khama, Ian. Successful but polarizing democratic leader of Botswana.
Kirk, Clara. Tireless founder of Chicago''s Clara''s House women''s shelter.
London, Theophilus. Genre-bending rapper with sartorial flair.
Long, Nia. Versatile actress famed for roles in Love Jones Soul Food.
McGee, Vonetta. 1970s-era film star who appeared in such films as BLACULA and THE EIGER SANCTION.
Madame Sul-Te-Wan. First black actress under contract to a Hollywood studio in the early 20th century.
Murphy, Charles. Elder brother of Eddie Murphy who stakes his own claim on comedy.
Oliver, Garrett. Renowned beer authority and brewmaster.
O''Neal, Shaquille. Larger-than-life basketball legend.
Perry, Joe. Early black star in modern professional football.
Smith, Jada Pinkett. Admired film actress who balances family and career.
Pohamba, Hifikepunye. Anticolonial activist who became president of Namibia in 2004.
Pratt, Geronimo. Long-imprisoned falsely convicted Black Panther.
Prince Twins Seven-Seven. Internationally renowned Osogbo artist.
Randall, Vernellia. Learned law and health educator.
Rivers, Sam. Talented saxophonist known for his improvisational jazz.
Sapphire. Author of the gritty urban novels PUSH and THE KID.
Simon, Lateefah. Advocate for disadvantaged teens and "genius grant" winner.
Sisulu, Albertina. Heroic South African antiapartheid activist.
Usher. Grammy Award-winning R&B superstar.
Van Peebles, Martin. Controversial filmmaker known as the godfather of modern black cinema.
Webb, Veronica. First black model to sign million-dollar cosmetics contract.
White, Frank. Award-winning longtime infielder for the Kansas City Royals.
Wright, Sarah E. Pioneering novelist of the black experience.