eBook Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 82
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  • ISBN-10: 1414456999
  • ISBN-13: 9781414456997
  • DDC: 920.0092
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 278 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2010, 2010, 2010
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released August 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: 1414446039 | ISBN-13: 9781414446035

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.
Quinton Aaron.
Sizable acting talent.
Grantley Adams.
Admired first premier of Barbados.
Mara Brock Akil.
Creator of groundbreaking television shows.
Ray Allen.
High-scoring guard for the Boston Celtics.
Babyface.
Multitalented R&B master and entertainment executive.
Camille Billops.
Internationally exhibited visual artist and filmmaker.
Charles E. Blake.
Evangelical leader.
Boyz II Men.
Perennially popular "doo-hop" vocal group.
Big Bill Broonzy.
Delta blues legend.
Gordon Bush.
Former mayor of the troubled city of East St. Louis.
Chamillionaire.
Profanity-free rap musician.
James H. Cone.
Dean of black liberation theology.
Imani Francesca Coppola.
Genre-defying singer-songwriter.
Clark Kent Ervin.
Forthright security analyst.
Rio Ferdinand.
U.K. soccer star.
Douglas Metunwa Glanville.
Pro baseball scholar-athlete.
Bruce S. Gordon.
Top telecom executive tapped for NAACP post.
David Haye.
Champion British boxer.
Hamilton E. Holmes.
Intrepid medical student who integrated the University of Georgia.
Charles Johnson.
National Book Award–winning fiction writer.
Harvey Johnson Jr.
First black mayor of Jackson, Mississippi.
Eddie Jordan.
Controversial prosecutor.
John Agyekum Kufuor.
Two-term Ghanaian president.
Leadbelly.
Troubled blues genius.
Glenn Ligon.
Prominent contemporary artist.
Antonio Maceo.
Legendary Cuban revolutionary.
Biz Mackey.
Star catcher in the Negro Leagues.
Keith Mitchell.
Grenadian prime minister turned opposition leader.
Sam Mitchell.
NBA player and coach.
Denise Nicholas.
Successful actress turned successful novelist.
David Ortiz.
Bombastic baseball slugger.
David Oyelowo.
Groundbreaking Shakespearean actor.
Inman Page.
Distinguished educational administrator.
Carlene Hatcher Polite.
Innovative novelist.
William J. Powell.
Pioneering golf-course entrepreneur.
Evelyn Preer.
First-generation African-American film star.
James T. Rapier.
Reconstruction-era legislator and newspaper publisher.
Dizzee Rascal.
Chart-topping British hip-hop musician.
Kasim Reed.
Promising new mayor of Atlanta.
Derrick Rose.
Popular NBA rookie.
Randy Shannon.
Respected college football coach.
Sir Mix-A-Lot.
Exuberantly raunchy rapper.
Robert Smalls.
Civil War hero and U.S. congressman.
Jaden Smith.
Youthful screen actor.
Speech.
Founding member of Arrested Development and successful solo artist.
Shelby Steele.
Thought-provoking conservative social critic.
Moira Stuart.
Beloved BBC news anchor.
Percy E. Sutton.
New York City power broker.
Rachel True.
Television and film actress.
Marlon Wayans.
Youngest member of leading film comedy family.
Terri White.
Theater veteran who staged dramatic comeback.
Ann Claire Williams.
Compassionate jurist.
Pharrell Williams.
Recording studio wizard.
Ann Wolfe.
Fearsome professional boxer.
Al Young.
Californian poet laureate.