eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 99
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  • ISBN-10: 1414481918
  • ISBN-13: 9781414481913
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2012, 2012
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released July 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: 1414480741 | ISBN-13: 9781414480749

Table of Contents

Achebe, Chinua.
Trailblazing Nigerian writer.
Aldridge, Ira.
Acclaimed 19th-century Shakespearean actor.
Bakewell, Danny.
Influential community activist.
The Blind Boys of Alabama.
Iconic Gospel vocal group.
Bonds, Barry.
Controversial Major League slugger.
Brown, Dennis.
Jamaican singer known as the "crown prince of reggae".
Brown, William Wells.
Prominent 19th-century literary figure.
Chase, Jr., John Saunders.
First black architect in Texas.
C-Murder.
Notorious gangsta rapper.
Cody, Radmilla.
Singer influenced by Navajo roots.
Dodd, Coxsone.
Influential Jamaican record producer.
Driver, Donald.
Standout Green Bay Packers receiver.
Évora, Cesária.
Grammy-winning Cape Verdean singer.
Farley, James Conway.
Renowned photographer of the 19th century.
Garner, Tyron.
Litigant in landmark Lawrence v. Texas case.
Gibbs, Mifflin W.
19th-century municipal judge and consul.
Golden, Marita.
Acclaimed contemporary author.
Graham, Katerina.
Actress and singer known for breakout role in TV's Vampire Diaries.
Gray, Dobie.
Genre-spanning singer and songwriter.
Haywood, Spencer.
Pro basketball offensive powerhouse.
Holness, Andrew.
Jamaican parliamentarian.
Jones, Papa Jo.
Highly influential Count Basie band drummer.
King, Gayle.
CBS This Morning host known for friendship with Oprah Winfrey.
Kirkland, Eddie.
Energetic blues guitarist.
Lawrence, Donald.
Genre-reviving Gospel music artist and producer.
Lewis, Butch.
Promoter of memorable heavyweight boxing matches.
Liles, Kevin.
Leading music industry executive and youth benefactor.
Lloyd.
Up-and-coming R&B star.
Lopes, Leila.
Angolan model crowned Miss Universe 2011.
Madison, Paula.
Media executive and champion of diversity in broadcasting.
Marks, Aubrey.
Jamaican entrepreneur.
Mathabane, Mark.
South African–born author of Kaffir Boy.
McGregor, Stephen.
Breakout Jamaican music producer and riddim creator.
The Mills Brothers.
Legendary vocal harmony group.
O'Neal, Frederick.
Actor and activist who promoted racial equality in theater and film.
O'Neal, Patrice.
Confrontational stand-up comic.
Ojukwu, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu.
Charismatic leader of the Biafran secession.
Okocha, Jay Jay.
Nigerian soccer star.
Payton, Gary.
Aggressive hoops defender.
Pearson, Felicia.
Streetwise actress known for her role in HBO's The Wire.
Petioni, Muriel.
"Matron of Harlem health"
The Platters.
Successful doo-wop group of the 1950s.
Sangare, Oumou.
Accomplished Malian singer.
Shores, Arthur D.
Pioneering civil rights lawyer.
Sowell, Thomas.
Conservative economist and social commentator.
Spencer, Vaino.
Long-tenured, first female African-American judge in California.
Thomas-Greenfield, Linda.
Career diplomat who served as U.S. ambassador to Liberia.
Touré, Yaya.
Acclaimed Manchester City midfielder from the Ivory Coast.
Tubman, William.
Patriarchal president of Liberia from 1944 to 1971.
Waring, Laura Wheeler.
Dedicated Harlem Renaissance painter and educator.
Widener, Warren.
Berkeley, CA's first black mayor.
Willis, Patrick.
Determined All-Pro linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers.
Williston, David Augustus.
Respected landscape architect who designed Tuskegee grounds.
Wilson, Lionel.
First African-American mayor of Oakland, CA.
Zenawi, Meles.
Powerful prime minister of Ethiopia.