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eBook Contemporary Black Biography

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 139
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  • ISBN-10: 1410323501
  • ISBN-13: 9781410323507
  • DDC: 920
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 391 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2017, 2017, 2017
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released June 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 Biographyis 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: 1410323382 | ISBN-13: 9781410323385

Table of Contents

Lee Archer Jr.
"Ace" military pilot during World War II
Abraham Attah.
Teenage actor who starred in "Beasts of No Nation."
Ajamu Baraka.
Vice presidential candidate for the Green Party in 2016.
Lurrie Bell.
Grammy-nominated blues guitarist and singer.
Brenda and the Tabulations.
Philadelphia soul vocal group of the 1960s and 1970s.
Chris Broussard.
Sportswriter and broadcaster covering the NBA.
Dustin Brown.
German-Jamaican tennis player who twice upset Rafael Nadal.
Eddie Burns.
Detroit bluesman who accompanied John Lee Hooker.
Betty Carter.
Innovative jazz singer known for her improvisation.
David A. Clarke Jr.
Controversial sheriff of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.
Lavell Crawford.
Actor and comedian who appeared on AMC''s "Breaking Bad."
DeRay Davis.
Popular comedian and actor.
Walt Dickerson.
Master of the jazz vibraphone.
Mattiwilda Dobbs.
Acclaimed coloratura soprano who appeared at the Metropolitan Opera.
George Edwards.
Defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings.
Kahil El''Zabar.
Master percussionist and jazz innovator.
Eric B. & Rakim.
Pioneers of rap music in the 1980s and 1990s.
Jordan Fisher.
Young actor and singer who appeared in "Grease Live!"
A. J. Green.
Wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Ryan Speedo Green.
Opera singer who overcame difficult childhood.
Rosa Guy.
Harlem author who wrote for young African Americans.
Lorraine Hale.
Founder of agency to care for children of drug-addicted mothers.
Eddie Harris.
Versatile jazz musician who crossed styles.
Marques Haynes.
Harlem Globetrotter known as the "World''s Greatest Dribbler."
Dorothy Height.
Unsung hero of the civil rights movement.
Lester Holt.
Veteran broadcast journalist and anchor of "NBC Nightly News."
Telma Hopkins.
Singer and actress known for her television sitcom roles.
Julius Isaac.
First black chief justice of the Federal Court of Canada.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.
Award-winning playwright who tackles uncomfortable questions about race.
Bunk Johnson.
Trumpeter who was a pioneer of New Orleans jazz.
Demetrious Johnson.
World champion mixed martial arts fighter.
Kellie Jones.
Art historian who sheds light on little-known black artists.
Clifford Jordan.
Jazz saxophonist and music educator.
Margie Joseph.
Powerful R&B singer.
Black Joe Lewis.
Up-and-coming blues, funk, and soul musician.
Greg Mathis.
Judge who presides over television court.
Melina Matsoukas.
Music video director who has worked with Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Beyonce.
Amos Milburn.
R&B pianist who paved the way for rock and roll.
Mulgrew Miller.
Revered jazz pianist.
Ray Nance.
Musician and dancer who performed with Duke Ellington.
Tricky Sam Nanton.
Innovative trombonist who helped define Duke Ellington''s sound.
Duke Pearson.
Jazz pianist and Blue Note Records executive.
Odean Pope.
Jazz saxophonist who played with Max Roach.
Issa Rae.
Creator and star of the HBO series "Insecure."
Claudia Rankine.
Poet who illuminates the "psychic tensions" of contemporary American life.
Joyce J. Scott.
Jewelry artist and sculptor named a MacArthur "genius" in 2016.
Nate Smith.
Labor leader who helped increase minority representation in unions.
Rex Stewart.
Master of the jazz trumpet and cornet.
The Three Degrees.
Vocal trio that helped define the sound of "Philly soul."
Reggie Yates.
Popular British actor, host, and filmmaker.