eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 93
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  • ISBN-10: 1414472692
  • ISBN-13: 9781414472690
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 291 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2011, 2011
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released December 2011
  • 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 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: 1414471734 | ISBN-13: 9781414471730

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Cumulative Nationality Index.
Cumulative Occupation Index.
Cumulative Subject Index.
Cumulative Name Index.
Benjamin Banneker.
First noted African-American scientist.
Buju Banton.
Troubled dancehall reggae star.
Elgin Baylor.
All-time NBA great for the Lakers.
Jacqueline A. Berrien.
Respected chair of the U.S. Equal Employment.
Opportunity Commission.
Daquan Chisholm.
Student innovator of safer helmets for police officers.
Kevin Clash.
Ebullient voice of Elmo.
George Clinton.
Godfather of funk.
CoCo Brother.
Gospel radio and television personality.
De’Jaun Correia.
Young anti–death penalty activist.
Donald Lee Cox.
Field marshal for the Black Panther Party.
David Crosthwait.
Innovative climate-control engineer.
John Dabiri.
Renowned biophysicist and Genius Grant recipient.
Meri Nana-Ama Danquah.
Ghanain-American memoirist and public speaker.
Jason Derülo.
R&B singer-songwriter sensation.
Dave Duerson.
Football player whose suicide called attention to NFLhead injuries.
Percival Everett.
Acclaimed experimental novelist.
Fabolous.
Grammy-nominated rap sensation.
Curt Flood.
Radically altered Major League Baseball.
Thais Francis.
Budding dramatist.
Michael Franti.
Leader of the hip-hop band Spearhead.
Doug E. Fresh.
Pioneering hip-hop performer.
Roscoe C. Giles.
Prominent Chicago surgeon and civil rights activist.
Peter J. Gomes.
Beloved Harvard minister.
Edward O. Gourdin.
First African American appointed to the Massachusetts Superior Court.
Tanya Hamilton.
Promising filmmaker.
Tony Hansberry II.
Student who developed a new surgical technique at the age of 14.
Elvin Hayes.
One of the top all-time NBA players.
Derek Jeter.
New York Yankees superstar.
Lonnie G. Johnson.
Inventor of wildly popular toy and alternative energy breakthrough.
Talib Kweli.
Socially conscious rapper.
LaChanze.
Tony Award–winning actress.
Lunsford Lane.
Entrepreneurial former slave and memoirist.
Ollie Matson.
Legendary NFL Hall-of-Fame running back.
Benjamin Matthews.
Operatic champion of the African-American musical tradition.
Jan Matzeliger.
Ingenious shoemaker and inventor.
George McJunkin.
Autodidact who changed the understanding of human history.
Tracy McMillan.
Bestselling memoirist and television screenwriter.
Omar Benson Miller.
Versatile character actor.
Frederick A. Morton Jr.
Enterprising founder of Caribbean music television.
Abdias do Nascimento.
Renowned Brazilian activist, politician, and man of letters.
Sophia A. Nelson.
Republican media pundit.
Eleanor Holmes Norton.
Admired legal scholar and DC delegate to Congress.
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
Determined Baltimore mayor.
Dana Redd.
Revitalizing mayor of Camden, New Jersey.
Cedric Richmond.
Louisiana congressman.
Cecilia Rouse.
Esteemed economist and presidential advisor.
Danzy Senna.
Author of nuanced portraits.
Terri Sewell.
First African-American woman to represent Alabama in Congress.
Slick Rick.
Influential and controversial hip-hop artist.
Wole Soyinka.
Powerful Nigerian writer and Nobel laureate.
Tom Stith.
College basketball star at St. Bonaventure University.
David E. Talbert.
Author of popular plays.
Mike Tyson.
Notorious heavyweight boxing champion.
Denzel Washington.
Iconic film actor.
Kanye West.
Outspoken rap musician and producer.