eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 80
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  • ISBN-10: 1414456972
  • ISBN-13: 9781414456973
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2010, 2010
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released May 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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Overview

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: 1414446012 | ISBN-13: 9781414446011

Reviews

"Recommended for general readers and students through the first two years of college." -- CHOICE(5/1/1992)

— F. D. Goff

"Excellent series. Most libraries will want to purchase the entire series to provide comprehensive access to patrons." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999

— Anthony Adam

"This is an excellent resource for biographical information." -- Citizen Patriot, Jackson, MI (02/06/00)

— Deborah D. Sears

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Cumulative Nationality Index.
Cumulative Occupation Index.
Cumulative Subject Index.
Cumulative Name Index.
Sharif Ahmed.
Determined president of Somalia.
Susana Baca.
Peruvian world music star.
Peggielene Bartels.
Unlikely female king of Otuam, Ghana.
Carrie Best.
Pioneering Canadian journalist.
Ali Ben Bongo.
Dynastic president of Gabon.
Ernest Brown.
Tap institution.
James Cameron.
Lynch mob survivor and civil rights activist.
Frederick Chiluba.
Forceful president of Zambia.
Alice Coles.
Factory worker and crusader for neighborhood improvement.
Cardiss Collins.
Former Congresswoman and tireless minority advocate.
Camille Cosby.
Prominent philanthropist and educational advocate.
Oscar Stanton De Priest.
Resolute Chicago politician.
Shirley Franklin.
History-making politician and executive.
Dorothy J. Gaiter.
Journalist and popular wine critic.
Eddie George.
NFL star running back.
Haile Gerima.
Award-winning Ethiopian filmmaker.
George Gervin.
Basketball Hall of Famer.
Angela Griffin.
Plucky British television actress.
Bryant Gumbel.
Skilled television journalist.
Marc Lamont Hill.
"Hip-hop generation" educator and political commentator.
Lubna Hussein.
Defiant Sudanese campaigner for women’s rights.
Hank Johnson.
Accomplished trial lawyer and Georgia congressman.
Bill T. Jones.
Star of modern dance.
Teresa King.
Groundbreaking military officer.
Marie Knight.
Thrilling gospel and blues singer.
Myron Lowery.
Memphis city councilman and interim mayor.
Lawrence Lucie.
Veteran jazz guitarist.
Jenny Lumet.
Award-winning screenwriter.
Govan A. Mbeki.
Antiapartheid activist and journalist.
Tracy McGrady.
Philanthropic NBA star.
George Alexander McGuire.
Founder of the African Orthodox Church.
M.C. Hammer.
Iconic 1990s rap musician and entrepreneur.
Leatrice McKissack.
Resourceful CEO of the oldest black-owned architecture firm.
Zakes Mokae.
Distinguished South African–born actor.
J.O. Patterson Jr.
Memphis political leader.
Fayette Pinkney.
Soulful Philadelphia singer.
Sol T. Plaatje.
Leading South African activist and writer.
Trevor Rhone.
Celebrated Jamaican playwright.
Dovey Roundtree.
Legal defense attorney and A.M.E. minister.
RZA.
Martial-arts-inspired rap singer and founder of Wu-Tang Clan.
Betye Saar.
Noted mixed-media artist.
Marina Silva.
Brazilian labor leader and rainforest activist.
Bruce Smith.
Dominating NFL defensive end.
Steely.
Industrious reggae producer.
Koko Taylor.
Queen of the Chicago Blues.
Robert Robinson Taylor.
First black degreed architect.
Burl Toler.
First African-American NFL official.
Kara Walker.
Incendiary artist.
Wyatt Tee Walker.
Beloved minister and civil rights activist.
Kim Wayans.
Talented comedian, actress, and writer.
Cornel West.
Relentless advocate for social justice.
Armond White.
Controversial film critic.
Claude Williams.
Legendary jazz violinist.
Juan Williams.
Best-selling political journalist.
Harry Wills.
Early boxing great.