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eBook Contemporary Black Biography

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 145
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  • ISBN-10: 1410323560
  • ISBN-13: 9781410323569
  • DDC: 920
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 312 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released March 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: 1410323447 | ISBN-13: 9781410323446

Table of Contents

John Ashe.
UN diplomat indicted in bribery scheme before his death. Don Baylor.
Major leaguer who set a record for being hit by pitches.
Andy Bey.
Versatile jazz vocalist and pianist.
Willie Birch.
Artist whose work documents black life in New Orleans.
Anquan Boldin.
Former NFL wide receiver who focused on social justice after retirement. Perry Bradford.
Songwriter and publisher who helped spark interest in African-American music.
Aurelia Browder.
Civil rights pioneer in Montgomery, Alabama. Cardi B.
Reality TV star who scored a pop hit in 2017.
Andre Carson.
Democratic congressman from Indiana who succeeded his grandmother. Andre Cymone.
Former Prince bassist who went on to a solo career.
Damita Jo.
R&B singer who had hits in the 1960s.
A. L. Davis Jr.
Baptist minister who became first black city councilman in New Orleans. Chuck Davis.
Dancer and choreographer who preserved African dance traditions. Louis Douglas.
Dancer and entertainer who made a career in Europe.
Exuma.
Enigmatic Bahamian singer and guitarist.
Paul Gonsalves.
Jazz saxophonist who played with Duke Ellington.
Curtis Granderson.
Three-time All-Star center fielder.
Dick Gregory.
Comedian and activist who pressed for social justice.
Michael Henderson.
Jazz and R&B bassist.
Barkley L. Hendricks.
Painter and photographer who depicted urban black subjects.
John Hicks.
Jazz pianist and composer.
Lonnie Holley.
Painter and sculptor who creates art out of found objects.
Jedidah Isler.
First black woman to earn a PhD in astrophysics from Yale. Franklyn G. Jenifer.
University president who led Howard, University of Texas at Dallas.
Barry Jenkins.
Filmmaker who won an Oscar for 2016's Moonlight.
Bruce Langhorne.
Folk musician who inspired Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man."
Logic.
Maryland rapper who creates dense conceptual albums.
Lisa Lucas.
Executive director of the National Book Foundation.
Stephen Marley.
Grammy-winning reggae musician.
Wendell Marshall.
Bassist who anchored the Duke Ellington Orchestra.
Lee May.
All-Star first baseman and power hitter who played for 18 seasons.
Jeremy Pelt.
Critically acclaimed jazz trumpeter.
Houston Person.
Saxophonist who plays "soul jazz."
Ray Phiri.
South African musician who drew attention to apartheid.
Julian Priester.
Distinguished jazz trombonist.
Perri Reid.
R&B singer and manager who founded Christian ministry.
Derrick Rose.
All-Star NBA point guard.
Kendrick Sampson.
Up-and-coming television actor.
Ruth J. Simmons.
First black woman to lead an Ivy League university.
Sirone.
Revolutionary jazz bassist.
O. C. Smith.
Singer who founded his own church congregation.
Jussie Smollett.
Actor and singer who appeared on Fox's Empire.
Asali Solomon.
Author named to National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35" list.
Tippa Irie.
British reggae singer and MC.
Wayde van Niekerk.
South African sprinter.
Clara Ward.
Gospel singer who inspired Aretha Franklin.
Jody Watley.
Pop singer known for her hits in the 1990s.
Kim Weston.
R&B singer who sang duets with Marvin Gaye.
Joe Wilder.
Trumpeter who played in Broadway and network orchestras.
Isabel Wilkerson.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.