eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 114
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  • ISBN-10: 1414497652
  • ISBN-13: 9781414497655
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 305 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2014, 2014
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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P>Each volume of Contemporary Black Biography contains 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. 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.

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  • See table of contents for new entries and updated entries.
  • Includes four cumulative indexes: Nationality, Occupation, Subject, and Name.

What's New

  • Entries are divided by subheads for quick scanning.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414496966 | ISBN-13: 9781414496962

Table of Contents

Curtis Amy.
Saxophonist who backed the Doors, Carole King.
Erykah Badu.
Neo-soul singer who fused jazz and hip-hop.
Carey Bell.
Blues harmonica player.
Paul Biya.
Long-serving president of Cameroon.
Tyson Chandler.
New York Knicks center named top defensive player in 2012.
Alvin Childress.
Actor who was half of Amos 'n Andy duo on television.
Karen Clark-Sheard.
Award-winning gospel singer and star of BET reality television series.
Arnett Cobb.
Jazz saxophonist who played in Milt Larkin, Lionel Hampton orchestras.
Tasha Cobbs.
Worship leader turned gospel singer.
Ryan Coogler.
Filmmaker who won acclaim for debut feature Fruitvale Station.
Curren$y.
New Orleans rapper.
Angela Davis.
Activist who crusaded for radical social change.
Wild Bill Davis.
Musician who helped introduce organ music to jazz.
Thelma Dewitty.
First black teacher in the Seattle public school system.
Thornton Dial.
Southern vernacular artist who received international attention.
Fatoumata Diawara.
Malian pop singer.
Isabel dos Santos.
Angolan businesswoman ranked as first female billionaire in Africa.
Jose Eduardo dos Santos.
President of Angola since 1979.
Harry Edison.
Trumpeter known for his quiet, understated style.
Arian Foster.
Running back for the Houston Texans.
Donal Fox.
Pianist who combined jazz and classical music.
Tyson Gay.
American sprinter whose reputation was tarnished by drug allegations.
Wood Harris.
Actor known for role on HBO's The Wire.
Derrick Hodge.
Bassist and composer who crossed musical genres.
Elmore James.
Bluesman known as the King of the Slide Guitar.
Daymond John.
Entrepreneur who founded FUBU clothing line.
Adam Jones.
All-Star center fielder who shined with the Baltimore Orioles.
Clarence B. Jones.
Civil rights lawyer who helped pen I Have a Dream speech.
Connie Kay.
Drummer who played with the Modern Jazz Quartet.
Robin Kelly.
Illinois representative elected to replace disgraced Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress.
Malawi Mouse Boys.
Self-taught African musicians who became an international sensation.
Dean Meminger.
New York Knicks guard who played on 1973 championship team.
Dinaw Mengestu.
Ethiopian-born novelist honored with MacArthur genius award.
Willie Mitchell.
Memphis-based soul music producer who discovered Al Green.
Mercury Morris.
Miami Dolphins running back who lobbied NFL for disability pay.
Thandie Newton.
British actress acclaimed for film roles in Beloved, Crash.
112.
R&B group that had hits in the 1990s, early 2000s.
Ann Peebles.
Southern soul singer who had hits in the 1970s.
Marcel Reece.
Fullback for the Oakland Raiders.
Lionel Richie.
Grammy-winning pop singer known for soulful ballads.
Kierra Sheard.
Contemporary gospel singer who continued family tradition.
Kenny Smith.
NBA player who became television analyst.
Earl Sweatshirt.
Young rapper praised for his lyrical depth.
Heman Marion Sweatt.
Civil rights activist who challenged Texas segregation law.
William C. Thompson Jr.
Longtime New York City politician who twice ran unsuccessfully for mayor.
Trina.
Female rapper who pushed the envelope with explicit lyrics.
Leslie Uggams.
Veteran actress and singer on stage and screen.
Teshima Walker.
National Public Radio producer and commentator.
Cedar Walton.
Pianist and composer named "Jazz Master" in 2010.
Cootie Williams.
Influential trumpeter who played with Duke Ellington.
Noble Wray.
First African-American police chief in Madison, Wisconsin.
O. V. Wright.
Singer who transitioned from gospel to soul.
Jack Yates.
Former slave who led Houston's African-American community.
Darren Young.
First active pro wrestler to be openly gay.
Lee Thompson Young.
Young actor whose suicide drew attention to mental illness.