eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 100
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  • ISBN-10: 1414481926
  • ISBN-13: 9781414481920
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 302 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2012, 2012
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released July 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.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414480679 | ISBN-13: 9781414480671

Table of Contents

Albert, Octavia V.R. Chronicler of slave experiences.
Arrington, Richard. Powerful and long-serving mayor of Birmingham, Alabama.
Asomugha, Nnamdi. Elite NFL defensive back.
Rosalind, Brewer. Dynamic corporate executive who leads Sam''s Club.
Hallie Quinn, Brown. Gifted public speaker.
Blanche, Calloway.Talented bandleader, singer, and sister of jazz star Cab Calloway.
Carter, Robert L. Legal mastermind of school desegregation case.
Castor, Jimmy. Funk musician often sampled by hip-hop artists.
Cornelius, Don. Legendary television host who created Soul Train.
Davis, Doris A. First black female city mayor.
Davis, Viola. Award-winning stage and screen actress known for roles in DOUBT and THE HELP.
Doe, Samuel K. Liberia''s first tribal-ethnic president.
Due, Patricia Stephens. Leader of Florida "jail-in".
En Vogue. Top R&B girl group of the 1990s.
Fauset, Crystal Dreda Bird. First black female state legislator.
Fraser, Sarah Loguen. Physician to underserved black communities.
Freeman, Morgan. Iconic film, theater, and television actor.
The Gap Band. R&B and funk trio of 1970s and 1980s.
Garnet, Henry Highland. Antislavery orator who urged slave rebellion.
Grant, Frank. Star of baseball''s Negro Leagues.
Hamilton, Leonard. Winning college basketball coach.
Heath, Percy. Musical innovator who cofounded the Modern Jazz Quartet.
Houston, Whitney. Pop diva of the 1980s and 1990s.
Iverson, Johnathan Lee. First black circus ringmaster.
James, Etta. Legendary vocalist best known for the romantic ballad "At Last".
Lawrence, Margaret Morgan. Medical pioneer in pediatric psychiatry.
Lee, Jarena. Early female AME preacher who wrote important spiritual autobiography.
Lindsay, Peta. Political activist who leads the Party for Socialism and Liberation.
Marley, Stephen. Grammy-winning reggae musician and son of Bob Marley.
Morrow, E. Frederic. First black aide to hold an executive position in a presidential administration.
Nixon, Edgar Daniel. Foundational figure in the civil rights movement in Montgomery, AL.
Drew Ali, Nobel. Religious leader who founded the Moorish Science Temple of America.
Ocean, Frank. Innovative R&B singer-songwriter.
The Orioles. Influential vocal group that created a new sound blending gospel and blues.
Paul, Chris. League-leading point guard with the LA Clippers.
Rees, Dee. Breakout director known for the coming-of-age film PARIAH.
Reeves, Bass. Escaped slave who became the West''s first black lawman.
Reid, Ira De A. Sociologist who studied the black experience in the 20th century.
Robinson Joann Gibson. Organizer of the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955-56.
Rowland, Kelly. International singing star and judge on BRITAIN''S X FACTOR.
Russwurm, John Brown. American journalist and educator who became a member of the Liberian government.
Simpson, O.J. Disgraced former football star.
Miller, Portia Simpson. Prime minister of Jamaica.
Souljah, Sister. "Raptivist" and author of hip-hop fiction.
Smith, Ming. Photographer known for capturing jazz-like glimpses into black life.
Sohn, Sonja. Wire actress who founded youth organization in Baltimore.
Spencer, Octavia. Acclaimed actress best known for Academy Award-winning role in THE HELP.
Jack E. Tanner, Jack E. First African-American federal judge in the Northwest.
Tolbert, William R. President of Liberia from 1971 to 1980.
Turman, Glynn. Emmy-winning veteran actor and rodeo champion.
Tyler, the Creator. Controversial rapper named MTV''s best new artist of 2011.
Vesey, Denmark. Former slave executed for planning an uprising in Charleston, SC.
White III, Augustus. Pioneering orthopedic surgeon and spine specialist.
Wright Sr., Richard Robert. Created opportunities for blacks in education and banking.
Young, Perry H. Tuskegee flight instructor who became the first black pilot hired by a major U.S. airline.