eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 78
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  • ISBN-10: 1414456956
  • ISBN-13: 9781414456959
  • DDC: 920.009296
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 286 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2010, 2010
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released January 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: 1414439717 | ISBN-13: 9781414439716

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.
David Adjaye.
Cutting-edge British architect.
Teddy Afro.
Ethiopian musician and political activist.
Ernie Barnes.
Uniquely talented athlete and artist.
Earl Barthé.
Master plasterer and New Orleans restorationist.
Robert Benham.
Respected Georgia judge.
Dave Bing.
Idealistic mayor of Detroit.
Charles Frank Bolden Jr.
Veteran astronaut and NASA chief.
George Bridgetower.
Nineteenth-century classical musician.
Chuck Brown.
Godfather of "Go-Go."
Cassandra Butts.
Up-and-coming presidential counsel.
Mignon Clyburn.
FCC commissioner.
Isaach De Bankolé.
Honored actor of film and stage.
Carmen de Lavallade.
Influential dancer and choreographer.
Rita Dove.
Pulitzer Prize–winning poet.
Didier Drogba.
High-scoring soccer standout.
Dock Ellis.
Notorious pitcher turned drug-abuse counselor.
Olaudah Equiano.
Early slave memoirist.
Flo Rida.
Miami-born rapper.
James F. Garrett.
Defense technology entrepreneur.
Gerry Garvin.
Trailblazing culinary star.
Bruce Golding.
Reformist prime minister of Jamaica.
Stuart Hall.
Founding scholar of multicultural studies.
Margaret Hamburg.
High-ranking government health administrator.
Dorothy I. Height.
Honored civil rights leader.
Rickey Henderson.
Inimitable baseball Hall-of-Famer.
Geoffrey Holder.
Multitalented actor and artist.
Joe Jackson.
Controversial family patriarch.
LeBron James.
Young basketball great.
Gérard Jean-Juste.
Revered Haitian human rights activist.
Barbara Jordan.
Brilliant political trailblazer.
Frankie Manning.
Pioneer of the Lindy hop.
Darnell Martin.
Screenwriter and director.
Jackie McLean.
Free jazz pioneer, educator, and activist.
Tia Mowry.
Transitioning child actress.
Pierre Nkurunziza.
Burundian president.
Greg Page.
Short-lived heavyweight champion.
Renee Poussaint.
Dedicated journalist and documentarian.
Ernest Ranglin.
Jamaican guitar virtuoso.
John Henry Redwood.
Actor and socially conscious dramatist.
Stephen W. Rochon.
Diligent Coast Guard administrator and White House usher.
Bobby Rush.
Industrious bluesman and guitarist.
Madge Sinclair.
Versatile actress of television and stage.
Mahamane Souleymane.
Critically acclaimed African filmmaker.
Alysa Stanton.
Groundbreaking female rabbi.
Tonea Harris Stewart.
Devoted theater educator and talented actress.
Mamadou Tandja.
Dictatorial president of Niger.
Elinor R. Tatum.
Energetic publisher of the New York Amsterdam News.
Rozonda Thomas.
Successful R&B singer.
Albert Wagner.
Prolific folk artist and minister.
Elsie B. Washington.
Pioneering romance writer.
Damien Wayans.
Second-generation Wayans family producer, director, and actor.
Jason Whitlock.
Outspoken sports journalist and commentator.
Ralph Wiley.
Passionate writer about racism and sports.
Mike Woodson.
Committed NBA player and coach.
Xzibit.
Thoughtful hip-hop artist and popular television host.