Contemporary Black Biography

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 148
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  • ISBN-10: 1410323595
  • ISBN-13: 9781410323590
  • DDC: 920
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 310 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2018, 2018, 2018
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released July 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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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: 1410323471 | ISBN-13: 9781410323477

Table of Contents

Arenda L. Wright Allen.
Federal judge who decided same-sex marriage case.
Danielle Allen.
Scholar who explores the link between politics and philosophy.
Irene C. Berger.
US District Court judge in West Virginia.
Keisha Lance Bottoms.
Democratic mayor of Atlanta elected in 2018.
Erricka Bridgeford.
Baltimore activist and mediator who works to reduce gun violence.
Willie Bryant.
Popular Harlem entertainer from the 1920s to 1960s.
Dave Burrell.
Inventive jazz pianist.
Alexander Bustamante.
First prime minister of Jamaica after independence.
Yvonne Cagle.
NASA astronaut and flight physician.
Commissioned.
Gospel group that incorporates R&B and hip-hop.
Olu Dara.
Trumpeter who avoided the spotlight.
Ernestine Davis.
Energetic trumpeter who played with all-female swing bands.
Ousmane Dembele.
French soccer star who signed a record contract with Barcelona.
Ben Dixon.
R&B and jazz drummer.
Lewis C. Dowdy.
Longtime chancellor of North Carolina A&T University.
Herm Edwards.
NFL veteran who became head coach at Arizona State University.
Karen Freeman-Wilson.
Mayor of Gary, Indiana.
Erica Garner.
Activist who protested police brutality.
Terry Glenn.
Top NFL receiver who established foundation for at-risk youth.
Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela.
South African psychologist who explored the legacy of apartheid.
Jon Hendricks.
Jazz singer known for his "vocalese" technique.
Jessie Hill.
New Orleans R&B singer and drummer.
Travis Hill.
Rising New Orleans trumpeter whose life was cut short.
Keri Hilson.
Pop singer who spoke about her struggle with depression.
Linda Hopkins.
Blues singer who had success on Broadway.
Earle Hyman.
Actor best known for his role on The Cosby Show.
Kyrie Irving.
Five-time NBA All-Star.
Mamie Johnson.
Negro League pitcher who broke ground for women in baseball.
Virginia Lacy Jones.
Pioneering librarian who sought accessibility for all.
Calestous Juma.
Kenyan scientist and author who advocated for sustainable development.
Ernie K-Doe.
Eccentric New Orleans R&B star.
RonReaco Lee.
Journeyman actor on the big and small screens.
Meghan Markle.
American actor who wed England's Prince Harry in 2018.
Peter Mensah.
British actor known for his roles in 300, Spartacus.
Emmerson Mnangagwa.
President of Zimbabwe appointed to succeed dictator Robert Mugabe.
Pete Moore.
Singer and songwriter who penned hits for the Miracles.
Lee O'Denat.
Founder of WorldStarHipHop.com.
Sista Monica Parker.
Entrepreneur turned singer known as the "Blues Lioness."
Prince Buster.
Jamaican musician known as the "King of Ska."
Hasim Rahman.
Boxer who held the world heavyweight title in 2000-2001.
Della Reese.
Gospel singer who turned to acting.
Eric Reid.
NFL defenseman who joined in national anthem protests.
J. Marshall Shepherd.
Meteorologist who hosts Weather Geeks on the Weather Channel.
Georgiana Rose Simpson.
One of the first African-American women to earn a PhD in 1921.
Ozell Sutton.
Activist who championed nonviolent protest.
Recy Taylor.
Alabama woman who sought justice for decades-old attack.
Jennifer Teege.
Afro-German author who discovered her family's Nazi history.
Angie Thomas.
Author of acclaimed young adult novel The Hate U Give.
Derek Walcott.
Nobel Prize-winning Caribbean poet.
George Weah.
Former soccer star who was elected president of Liberia.