eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 112
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  • ISBN-10: 1414497636
  • ISBN-13: 9781414497631
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 302 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2014, 2014
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2013
  • 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: 141449694X | ISBN-13: 9781414496948

Table of Contents

Albert Ammons.
Jazz pianist who popularized the "boogie-woogie" style of music.
Gene Ammons.
"Soul jazz" saxophonist.
Billy Boy Arnold.
Harmonica player known for Chicago blues.
Florence Ballard.
Founding member of Motown's Supremes.
Herman Barnett.
First African American to attend the University of Texas Medical School.
Thom Bell.
Producer and architect of the "Philly soul" sound in the 1970s.
Bombino.
Tuareg guitarist who earned international acclaim for 2013 album Nomad.
Clarence Burke Jr.
Five Stairsteps singer remembered for 1970 hit "O-o-h Child."
Marlon Byrd.
Major leaguer who came back from steroid scandal.
Yvonne Chaka Chaka.
South African pop singer known as the "Princess of Africa."
Chief Keef.
Controversial Chicago "drill" rapper.
Otis Clay.
Vibrant Chicago soul and R&B singer.
Merry Clayton.
Powerful singer heard on the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter."
Michael Dorn.
Actor known as Worf on Star Trek series.
Chaka Fattah.
Longtime Democratic congressman from Philadelphia.
Roger W. Ferguson Jr.
Former Federal Reserve official who returned to private sector in 2006.
Cecil Fielder.
Home run hitter who put up big numbers in the 1990s.
Fisk Jubilee Singers.
Choral ensemble that introduced slave songs to mainstream audiences.
Nancy Green.
As Aunt Jemima, first living advertising icon.
Perry Wilbon Howard Jr.
Leader of the "black-and-tan" faction of Republicans.
Barrington Irving Jr.
First African American to fly solo around the world.
Deacon Jones.
Defensive end who anchored the Los Angeles Rams' "Fearsome Foursome."
Samson Kisekka.
Physician who helped lead post revolution Uganda in the 1980s and 1990s.
Robert Lee.
American-born dentist who championed African-American community in Ghana.
Alton T. Lemon.
Civil rights activist who challenged school funding laws.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Revered and condemned South African politician.
Judi Ann Mason.
Playwright and screenwriter who captured black life in America.
William Miles.
Television filmmaker who documented forgotten black history.
Shemar Moore.
Heartthrob star of television's Criminal Minds.
Chuck Muncie.
Fallen football star who turned his life around.
Elizabeth Nunez.
Caribbean writer whose novels capture the immigrant experience in America.
Michael Nutter.
Two-term Philadelphia mayor.
Donald M. Payne.
First black congressman from New Jersey.
Billy Porter.
Star of hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots.
Rapelang Rabana.
African businesswoman ranked among top tech entrepreneurs.
Ray Rice.
Powerful running back for the Baltimore Ravens.
Flynn Robinson.
Sharpshooting guard who played on historic 1971-72 Lakers squad.
David Rudisha.
Kenyan runner who set record-breaking time at the 2012 Olympics.
Shanice.
Teen pop sensation in the 1990s.
Modjeska Monteith Simkins.
Crusader for civil rights in South Carolina.
Billy Stewart.
R&B singer who scored hits in the 1960s.
Francis Cecil Sumner.
Scholar known as the "Father of Black Psychologists."
Tail Dragger.
Singer of the "lowdown" blues.
Take 6.
Grammy-winning a capella gospel group.
James L. Tolbert.
Unsung hero of the civil rights movement.
LaDainian Tomlinson.
NFL player turned broadcaster.
Cicely Tyson.
Veteran actress who portrayed strong black women.
Eddie Vinson.
Versatile jazz and blues musician.
Dennis M. Walcott.
Public servant named New York City schools chancellor in 2011.
Verda Freeman Welcome.
Maryland state legislator who fought for equal rights.
Jo Jo White.
Point guard who helped led Boston Celtics to NBA championships in the 1970s.
Doug Williams.
First African-American quarterback to start a Super Bowl.
Paul Williams.
Founding member of the Temptations.
Lennox Yearwood Jr.
Founder of the Hip Hop Caucus.
Ying Yang Twins.
Atlanta rap duo.