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eBook Contemporary Black Biography

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 151
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  • ISBN-10: 1410377830
  • ISBN-13: 9781410377838
  • DDC: 920
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 310 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released January 2019
  • 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: 1410377814 | ISBN-13: 9781410377814

Table of Contents

Maame Biney.
Teenage speed skater who competed at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Dave Bing.
NBA player who went on to careers in business and politics.
Simeon Booker.
Journalist who captured defining moments of the civil rights movement.
Susan Burton.
Activist who helps female offenders transition to life after prison.
Melissa Butler.
Entrepreneur who created line of nontoxic, cruelty-free lipstick.
Georgina Campbell.
British actor who won a BAFTA Award for BBC drama.
Bernie Casey.
NFL wide receiver who left football to pursue acting, art.
Phil Cohran.
Instrumentalist who contributed to avant-garde jazz.
James H. Cone.
Founder of black liberation theology.
Michael Curry.
American Episcopal bishop who gave sermon at royal wedding.
Amanda Davis.
Late Atlanta news anchor who spoke of her struggle with alcoholism.
Afonso Dhlakama.
Longtime opposition leader in Mozambique.
Diamond and Silk.
Conservative internet stars who backed Donald Trump.
Kimberly Drew.
Social media manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Harriet Elam-Thomas.
Career diplomat in the US Foreign Service.
Fresh Kid Ice.
Founding member of 2 Live Crew.
Jordan Greenway.
First African American to play for the US Olympic hockey team.
Shaquem Griffin.
First one-handed player in the NFL.
Omar Hakim.
Percussionist who backed Miles Davis, David Bowie, Michael Jackson.
Zuri Hall.
Entertainment reporter for E! News.
Kamala D. Harris.
Democratic senator from California.
Nicole Henry.
Jazz vocalist compared to Natalie Cole.
Odubel Herrera.
Center fielder for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Gertrude Jeannette.
Actor, director, and playwright who championed black theater.
Jack Johnson.
Controversial boxer who received presidential pardon in 2018.
Adrienne Kennedy.
Influential black playwright who pushed boundaries of theater.
Cortez Kennedy.
Hall of Fame defensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks.
John Kirby.
Jazz bassist and bandleader in the 1930s.
Harlan Lattimore.
Crooning jazz singer of the 1930s who was compared to Bing Crosby.
Reggie Lucas.
Guitarist and producer who worked with Miles Davis, Madonna.
Russell Malone.
Contemporary jazz guitarist.
Teresa Mastin.
Communications professor who incorporates service learning.
Demetria McKinney.
Singer and actor discovered by Tyler Perry.
Meek Mill.
Philadelphia rapper whose legal troubles overshadowed his music.
Novella Nelson.
Actor and singer who appeared on stage and screen.
Charles Neville.
Saxophonist who carried on New Orleans jazz tradition.
Candace Owens.
Conservative activist and vlogger.
Vel Phillips.
First black judge, secretary of state in Wisconsin.
CCH Pounder.
Veteran actor who appeared in The Shield, NCIS: New Orleans.
Todd D. Robinson.
Diplomat known for his candid and controversial views.
Dovey Roundtree.
Unsung hero of the civil rights movement.
CC Sabathia.
All-Star pitcher for the New York Yankees.
Marvin Sapp.
Michigan preacher and gospel singer.
James Shaw Jr.
Waffle House Hero who disarmed Tennessee shooter.
Maxine Smith.
Champion of desegregation in Memphis.
Amandla Stenberg.
Young actor who appeared in The Hunger Games, The Hate U Give.
Marv Tarplin.
Songwriter and guitarist who penned hits for Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.
Melvin Underwood.
Mississippi blues singer, guitarist, and harmonica player.
Jim Vance.
Longest-serving TV news anchor in Washington, DC.
Nicola Yoon.
Author of best-selling YA novels.