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eBook Contemporary Black Biography

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 144
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  • ISBN-10: 1410323552
  • ISBN-13: 9781410323552
  • DDC: 920
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 316 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released February 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: 1410323439 | ISBN-13: 9781410323439

Table of Contents

Obi Abili.
Up-and-coming British stage actor.
Jerome M. Adams.
Indiana physician appointed U.S. surgeon general in 2017.
Geri Allen.
Accomplished jazz pianist.
Adama Barrow.
Real estate developer elected president of the Gambia.
David Blackwell.
Pioneer in the field of game theory.
Juini Booth.
Versatile jazz bassist.
Absalom Boston.
First African American to captain a whaling ship in 1822.
Frank Bowling.
British abstract expressionist painter.
Malcom Brogdon.
NBA Rookie of the Year in 2017.
Ronnie Baker Brooks.
Blues singer, guitarist, and producer.
Wayne Baker Brooks.
Singer and guitarist who carried on family blues tradition.
Joy Crump.
Virginia chef who promotes farm-to-table cooking.
Trevor Edwards.
President of Nike Brand.
Danai Gurira.
Playwright and actor who brings African voices to the stage.
Al Jarreau.
Award-winning singer and songwriter known as the Acrobat of Scat.
Leroy Jenkins.
Composer and musician who contributed to the development of free jazz.
Jlin.
Steelworker turned electronic music composer and producer.
Sharon Jones.
Powerful R&B singer who led the Dap-Kings.
Edna Kiplagat.
Kenyan runner who won the New York City, Boston marathons.
Bill Lee.
Bassist and composer who collaborated with son Spike Lee.
W. Arthur Lewis.
Nobel Prize-winning economist.
Earl Lovelace.
Trinidadian writer who explores Caribbean politics and culture.
Main Ingredient.
R&B group that had hits in the 1970s.
Stephon Marbury.
NBA guard who found a second career in the Chinese basketball league.
Ketumile Masire.
President of Botswana for nearly two decades.
Samuel P. Massie.
First African American to teach at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Maxwell.
Grammy-winning neo-soul singer.
Mae Mercer.
Blues singer who became a Hollywood actress.
Jovenel Moise.
Businessman elected president of Haiti in 2016.
Grachan Moncur III.
Brilliant jazz trombonist.
David Murray.
Jazz saxophonist and clarinetist.
Arlie Petters.
Pioneering mathematical physicist.
Andrea Davis Pinkney.
Author of children's and young adult books celebrating black heritage.
Lonnie Plaxico.
Veteran jazz bassist.
Prodigy.
Rapper whose lyrics captured the desperation of street life.
Catherine E. Pugh.
Baltimore mayor elected in 2016.
Freddie Redd.
Jazz pianist known for playing hard bop.
Renee Robinson.
Longtime dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.
Addison Russell.
All-Star shortstop for the Chicago Cubs.
Sonny Sharrock.
Innovative jazz guitarist.
Stephen A. Smith.
Outspoken basketball commentator.
Tracy K. Smith.
Poet named U.S. poet laureate by the Library of Congress.
Wanda Sykes.
Edgy comedian and actress.
Aida Overton Walker.
Star of African-American musical theater in the early 20th century.
David T. Walker.
Sought-after R&B and jazz guitarist.
Marzette Watts.
Jazz musician who fought for civil rights.
Russell Westbrook.
NBA's most valuable player in 2017.
Spencer Williams.
Songwriter who penned popular jazz and blues tunes.
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.
British painter who uses traditional techniques to render African subjects.
Anthony Young.
Major league pitcher remembered for 27-game losing streak.