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eBook Contemporary Black Biography

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 141
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  • ISBN-10: 1410323528
  • ISBN-13: 9781410323521
  • DDC: 920
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 312 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2017, 2017, 2017
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released September 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018
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Overview

Each volume of Contemporary 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: 1410323404 | ISBN-13: 9781410323408

Table of Contents

Peter Abrahams.
South African author who exposed apartheid.
Tommie Agee.
Center fielder who helped the New York Mets win the 1969 World Series.
Nana Akufo-Addo.
President of Ghana elected in 2016.
Janet Emerson Bashen.
Founder and CEO of firm that investigates EEO claims.
Leonidas H. Berry.
Pioneer in the field of gastroenterology.
Hamiet Bluiett.
Jazz saxophonist with a broad range.
Arthur Blythe.
Bold and inventive jazz saxophonist.
Frederick C. Branch.
First African American to earn officer rank in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Jim Caldwell.
Head coach of the Detroit Lions.
Herb Carnegie.
Trailblazing Canadian hockey player.
Billy Childs.
Grammy award–winning composer and arranger.
Johnnie Colemon.
Pastor and religious leader who practiced "New Thought" Christianity.
Eldzier Cortor.
Innovative painter and printmaker.
Count Suckle.
DJ who introduced Jamaican music to London in the 1950s and 1960s.
Terrell Davis.
Running back who led Denver Broncos to back-to-back Super Bowls.
William Demby.
African-American author who explored race and national identity.
Brazeal Dennard.
Choral director who focused on African-American compositions.
Kenny Easley.
NFL defensive back known as "The Enforcer".
Julius Eastman.
Avant-garde composer of the 1960s and 1970s.
Cyprian Ekwensi.
Nigerian author who penned popular fiction.
Willie Evans.
College football player barred from 1958 bowl game.
Lee Fields.
R&B singer compared with James Brown.
Jehmu Greene.
Democratic political strategist.
Curtis Harding.
Soulful R&B singer.
Jesse Hill Jr.
Respected businessman and civil rights leader in Atlanta.
Craig Hodges.
NBA shooting guard with a knack for hitting three-pointers.
Honey Cone.
Female R&B vocal trio of the 1970s.
Hazel Johnson-Brown.
First black female general.
William Melvin Kelley.
Novelist known for his experimental prose.
Junior Kimbrough.
Mississippi "Hill Country" blues singer and guitarist.
Eddie L. Long.
Controversial Baptist bishop.
Jessica Lucas.
Canadian actress who broke out in teen roles on American TV.
Gilbert R. Mason.
Biloxi physician who led "wade-ins" to desegegate Mississippi beaches.
Leland D. Melvin.
NFL player turned NASA astronaut.
Gael Monfils.
Daring French tennis star nicknamed "Sliderman".
Alexander O''Neal.
Versatile soul and R&B singer.
Joey Porter.
Temperamental NFL linebacker who joined Steelers coaching staff.
Georgia Davis Powers.
First black and first woman elected to the Kentucky state senate in 1967.
Don Pullen.
Keyboardist known for avant-garde jazz.
Jamison Ross.
Up-and-coming jazz drummer and vocalist.
Luis Russell.
Early jazz pianist and bandleader.
Sampha.
British beatmaker who released his solo debut in 2017.
Charles Bobo Shaw.
Drummer who pioneered cutting-edge jazz.
Donnie Shell.
Member of famed Pittsburgh Steelers defense in the 1970s.
Tim Story.
Hollywood director whose films have grossed more than $1 billion.
Isaiah Thomas.
All-Star point guard for the Boston Celtics.
Doug Watkins.
Jazz bassist who had a brief but brilliant career.
Ronald Webster.
Longtime Anguillan political leader known as the "Father of the Nation".
James White.
Running back who helped lead New England Patriots to Super Bowl victory.
Michael Yo.
Comedian and entertainment commentator.