eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 84
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  • ISBN-10: 1414457014
  • ISBN-13: 9781414457017
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 289 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released November 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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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: 1414446055 | ISBN-13: 9781414446059

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Cumulative Nationality Index.
Cumulative Occupation Index.
Cumulative Subject Index.
Cumulative Name Index.
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Internationally successful hip-hop artist.
Gilbert Arenas.
Controversial star basketball player.
Lerone Bennett Jr.
Leading journalist and author.
Moses Berry.
Small-town priest and historic preservationist.
Keith Lanier Black.
World-renowned neurosurgeon.
Curtis Briggs.
Successful barbecue entrepreneur.
Natalie Cole .
"Unforgettable" Grammy-winning vocalist.
Bing Davis.
Creative mixed-media artist and educator.
Shani Davis.
Olympic speed-skating gold medalist.
Melanie Fiona.
Up-and-coming singer-songwriter.
Patrick Gaspard.
Behind-the-scenes political strategist.
Trevor Graham.
Fallen track coach.
Reri Grist.
Acclaimed opera soprano.
Guru.
Smart, socially conscious, "golden age" rapper.
Beatrix Hamburg.
Groundbreaking psychiatrist and educator.
Keri Hilson.
Rising R&B singer and songwriter.
Mississippi John Hurt.
Rediscovered blues master.
James Ingram.
Veteran singer and songwriter.
David James.
British football's most experienced goalkeeper.
Vanessa James and Yannick Bonheur.
Inspiring Olympic figure skaters.
Booker T. Jones.
Creative force in soul music.
Robert Hillary King.
Freed member of the Angola 3.
Ernest Bai Koroma.
President of Sierra Leone.
Kwame Kwei-Armah.
Insightful British dramatist and actor.
Consuela Lee.
Jazz pianist and arts educator.
Lil Wayne.
Best-selling rap artist.
Roland S. Martin.
Hard-working journalist and television news analyst.
Steve McQueen.
Intense British video artist and filmmaker.
Hal McRae.
Thoughtful student of the batter's art.
Marcus Miller.
Prolific jazz bassist.
Mo'Nique.
Outrageous star of large and small screens.
Vanessa Morrison.
President of 20th Century Fox Animation.
Musiq.
Platinum-selling soul singer.
Shannon King Nash.
Nationally known expert in personal finance.
Imari Obadele.
Black-separatism activist.
Chris Paul Dynamic NBA point guard.
Elijah Pierce.
Acclaimed folk artist.
Robb Pitts.
Dedicated Atlanta politician.
Pleasure P.
Hit-making R&B singer.
Manuel Raimundo Querino.
Brazilian historian who championed blacks' contributions to his nation.
Derek Lee Ragin.
Otherworldly operatic countertenor.
Jewell Parker Rhodes.
Creative writing professor and award-winning author.
Malam Bacai Sanhá.
Determined and challenged Bissau-Guinean president.
Ann Allen Shockley.
Librarian and author addressing various prejudices.
Gabourey Sidibe.
Quick-rising film star.
Snoop Dogg.
Multifaceted rap musician.
Beverly Daniel Tatum.
Spelman College president and specialist in race and education.
Quincy Thomas Trouppe Sr.
Redoubtable Negro Leagues catcher.
João Bernardo Vieira.
Slain Bissau-Guinean president.
Hines Ward.
Heavy-hitting football wide receiver.
LeRoy Whitfield.
Journalist and AIDS victim with controversial views of his disease.
Roger Wilkins.
Pulitzer Prizewinning educator, activist, and publisher of the Crisis.
Sonny Boy Williamson.
Enigmatic bluesman.
Kym Worthy.
Diligent prosecuting attorney.
Boni T. Yayi.
President of Benin.