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eBook Contemporary Black Biography

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 140
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  • ISBN-10: 141032351X
  • ISBN-13: 9781410323514
  • DDC: 920.009296
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 301 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2017, 2017, 2017
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released July 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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Overview

Each volume ofContemporary Black Biographycontains 50 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

  • Sketches typically include personal information, contact information, career history, writings, biographical and critical sources, and an informative essay that traces the entrant’s personal and professional life.
  • Many entries include a photo of the subject.
  • Also includes four cumulative indexes: Nationality, Occupation, Subject, and Name.

What's New

  • All entries in this volume are new or fully revised and updated (see Table of Contents for listing.)

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410323390 | ISBN-13: 9781410323392

Table of Contents

Shelton Brooks.
Vaudeville performer and songwriter of the 1910s and 1920s.
Antonio Brown.
All-Pro wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Bob Cranshaw.
Versatile jazz bassist. Tawny Cypress.
Actress known for her roles on Heroes, The Blacklist.
Richard Davis.
Jazz bassist and music educator.
Johnny Dodds.
Clarinetist who played with notable jazz ensembles in the 1920s.
Lou Donaldson.
Saxophonist known for playing soul-jazz.
Charles Earland.
Great soul-jazz organist.
James A. Emanuel.
Poet and critic who introduced black literature into college curricula.
Edi Gathegi.
Actor known for his role in the Twilight film series.
Alvin Gentry.
Veteran NBA coach.
William Grimes.
Fugitive slave who published his autobiography in 1825.
Ronald E. Hall Sr.
Influential entrepreneur and civic leader in Detroit.
Grace Towns Hamilton.
First black woman elected to the Georgia state legislature.
Jenean Hampton.
Lieutenant governor of Kentucky elected in 2015.
Will Hurd.
Republican congressman from Texas.
Bobby Hutcherson.
Innovative jazz vibraphonist.
Eddie Jefferson.
Jazz lyricist known as the "scientist of vocalese."
Cush Jumbo.
British actress who starred in The Good Wife, The Good Fight.
Lucy Craft Laney.
Pioneering teacher and school administrator in Georgia.
Harry Lennix.
Versatile actor on stage and screen.
Cordell Mosson.
Longtime bassist for Parliament-Funkadelic. John H. Murphy III.
Former executive and publisher of the Afro-American Newspaper Company.
Albert Murray.
Author who wrote about African-American music and culture. Josh Norman.
Cornerback for the Washington Redskins.
Ferdinand Oyono.
Important author and diplomat in postindependence Cameroon.
Nate Parker.
Controversial actor and director of The Birth of a Nation.
Daniel Alexander Payne.
Bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the 19th century.
Carlton Pearson.
Christian minister who preached "Gospel of Inclusion."
Pinetop Perkins.
Blues pianist who won a Grammy Award at age 97.
Paul Pogba.
Star midfielder transferred to Manchester United for world-record fee,
Terrelle Pryor.
Wide receiver for the Washington Redskins.
Ike Quebec.
Jazz saxophonist and Blue Note recording executive.
Paul Quinichette.
R&B and jazz saxophonist.
Reverdy C. Ransom.
African Methodist Episcopal bishop and pioneer of the early civil rights movement.
Matthew Oliver Ricketts.
First African American elected to the Nebraska legislature.
Morris Robinson.
Opera singer known for his powerful bass voice.
Tayeb Salih.
Sudanese novelist who influenced 20th-century Arabic literature. Jaleel Shaw.
Daring young jazz saxophonist.
Robert F. Smith.
Successful venture capitalist and philanthropist.
Sherrie L. Smith.
Award-winning author of young adult literature.
Paul Wilbur Stewart.
Founder of the Black American West Museum in Denver, Colorado.
Emmet G. Sullivan.
Federal judge for the District of Columbia.
Sylvester.
Disco pioneer and LGBT icon of the 1970s.
Tyrod Taylor.
Quarterback for the Buffalo Bills.
Horace Ward.
Civil rights pioneer who became a federal judge in Georgia.
Martha Wash.
Powerhouse singer and one-half of the Weather Girls.
Mal Whitfield.
Olympic track athlete and international goodwill ambassador.
John A. Williams.
Novelist and nonfiction writer of the 1950s and 1960s.
Samuel F. Yette.
Journalist and photographer who explored race in America.