Contemporary Black Biography

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 147
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  • ISBN-10: 1410323587
  • ISBN-13: 9781410323583
  • DDC: 920
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 310 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2018, 2018, 2018
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released June 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: 1410323463 | ISBN-13: 9781410323460

Table of Contents

Sheila Abdus-Salaam.
First black woman to serve on the New York State Court of Appeals.
George Adams.
Eclectic jazz musician of the 1970s and 1980s.
Black Ivory.
R&B vocal trio.
Marion Brown.
Saxophonist who contributed to avant-garde jazz.
Hannibal Buress.
Comic actor who appeared on 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live.
Sid Catlett.
Star of the greatest high school basketball game in history.
Cave Canem Foundation.
Organization founded to nurture black poets.
Stanley Cowell.
Introspective jazz pianist.
Lee Daniels.
Award-winning producer and director.
Stacey Dash.
Actor turned conservative political commentator.
Fats Domino.
Pioneer of rhythm and blues.
Will Downing.
Urban contemporary singer known as the "Prince of Sophisticated Soul".
Leonard Fournette.
Standout running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Charles Gayle.
Avant-garde jazz musician.
Barbara George.
Powerful R&B vocalist.
Robert Glasper.
Pianist and composer who bridges jazz, R&B, and hip-hop.
Robert Guillaume.
Actor known for his roles on Soap and Benson.
Tiffany Haddish.
Comedian and actor who starred in 2017's Girls Trip.
Kali Hawk.
Actor who had comic roles in Couples Retreat, Fifty Shades of Black.
Stephen Henderson.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist from Detroit.
Al Hibbler.
Popular jazz singer of the 1940s and 1950s.
Kahlil Joseph.
Director of "intellectually and emotionally dense" short films.
Vance Joseph.
Head coach of the Denver Broncos.
Faizon Love.
Comedian and popular character actor.
Dumisani Maraire.
Zimbabwean instrumentalist and world music ambassador.
Marsai Martin.
Young star of ABC's black-ish.
Les McCann.
Innovator of soul jazz in the 1960s and 1970s.
Jason Moran.
Pianist who pushes the boundaries of traditional jazz.
Diane Nukuri.
Burundian distance runner.
Violet Palmer.
First woman to referee an NBA game.
John Patton.
Pianist and organist who played soul jazz.
Charli Persip.
Jazz drummer and music educator.
Sammy Price.
Boogie-woogie pianist.
Dee Rees.
Award-winning filmmaker.
Joy-Ann Reid.
Television journalist and host of MSNBC's AM Joy.
Jason Reynolds.
Author of diverse books for young readers.
Shonda Rhimes.
Influential showrunner who created hit series for ABC.
Cindy Blackman Santana.
Rock drummer for Lenny Kravitz, Carlos Santana.
Mona Scott-Young.
Entertainment exec and producer of VH1's Love & Hip Hop.
Justin Simien.
Filmmaker who wrote and directed Dear White People.
Raheem Sterling.
Manchester City striker who earned record-breaking contract.
Marcus Strickland.
Saxophonist at the vanguard of 21st-century jazz.
Tessa Thompson.
Up-and-coming film and television actor.
Charles Tolliver.
Virtuosic jazz trumpeter.
Trippie Redd.
Breakout rap artist of 2017.
John Lewis Waller.
Lawyer and diplomat who was active in Republican politics.
Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Veteran actor known for his memorable role on The Wire.
Frederica Wilson.
Outspoken Democratic representative from Florida.
Yellowman.
Pioneer of Jamaican dancehall in the 1980s.
Zendaya.
Multitalented young entertainer.