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eBook Contemporary Black Biography

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 149
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  • ISBN-10: 1410323609
  • ISBN-13: 9781410323606
  • DDC: 920
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 310 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2018, 2018, 2018
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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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 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. 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: 141032348X | ISBN-13: 9781410323484

Table of Contents

Muhal Richard Abrams.
Innovative pianist and composer.
Elizabeth Alexander.
Poet named president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Aramis D. Ayala.
Florida prosecutor who refused to pursue the death penalty.
Lerone Bennett Jr.
Historian and journalist who wrote about race relations, black history.
6lack.
Grammy-winning rapper.
Oil Can Boyd.
Eclectic major league pitcher.
Sterling K. Brown.
Award-winning actor known for his role on NBC's This Is Us.
Daniel Caesar.
Canadian R&B and soul singer.
Reg E. Cathey.
Character actor who appeared on The Wire, House of Cards.
Deon Cole.
Popular stand-up comedian, writer, and actor.
Olivia Cole.
Actor who won an Emmy for her performance in Roots.
Winston Duke.
Tobagonian actor who made film debut in Marvel's Black Panther.
Dennis Edwards.
Singer who penned hits for the Temptations.
Syvilla Fort.
Dancer and teacher who developed "Afro-modern" style.
Oscar Gamble.
Major league outfielder and power hitter in the 1970s and 1980s.
Sarah Gomez.
Groundbreaking Cuban filmmaker in the 1970s.
Vladimir Guerrero.
Major league slugger inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018.
Halsey.
Pop singer known for her emotional candor.
Edwin Hawkins.
Gospel singer who had a crossover hit with "Oh Happy Day".
Horace Henderson.
Bandleader and pianist who created big band arrangements.
Alshon Jeffery.
Wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Stanley Jordan.
Jazz guitarist who developed "touch style" of playing.
John Kani.
South African actor and playwright known for anti-apartheid drama.
Florence Kasumba.
German actor who appeared in Marvel's Black Panther.
Keorapetse Kgositsile.
South African poet who fought apartheid in exile.
K. Michelle.
R&B singer and reality TV star of VH1's Love & Hip Hop.
Julius Lester.
Award-winning author of young adult fiction.
Clarence E. Lightner.
Businessman who was the first black mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina.
Lil Uzi Vert.
Young rapper known for his rapid-fire delivery.
Bobby Marchan.
Gender-bending R&B and pop singer in the 1960s and 1970s.
Hugh Masekela.
Legendary South African musician.
Mighty Sam McClain.
Vocalist known for "soul blues".
Kenya Moore.
Actor and reality TV star of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Normani.
Pop singer with Fifth Harmony.
Anderson .Paak.
Innovative artist on the vanguard of hip-hop and R&B.
Cyril Ramaphosa.
Longtime political activist elected president of South Africa in 2018.
Symone D. Sanders.
Democratic strategist who worked on Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign.
James E. Shepard.
Founder and president of North Carolina Central University.
Zutty Singleton.
First great jazz drummer.
Lovebug Starski.
Pioneering DJ who coined the term "hip-hop".
SZA.
R&B singer who earned five Grammy nominations.
Morgan Tsvangirai.
Union activist who became prime minister of Zimbabwe.
Beauty Turner.
Activist who advocated for public housing residents in Chicago.
Wyatt Tee Walker.
Baptist minister who organized civil rights campaigns.
Renée Watson.
Award-winning author of children's and young adult fiction.
Jo Jo White.
Legendary point guard for the Boston Celtics.
Jack Whitten.
Artist honored with the National Medal of Arts in 2016.
Don Wilkerson.
R&B and jazz saxophonist who played with Ray Charles.
Chandra Wilson.
Actor and director known for her role on Grey's Anatomy.
Letitia Wright.
British actor who appeared in Marvel's Black Panther.