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eBook Contemporary Black Biography

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 146
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  • ISBN-10: 1410323579
  • ISBN-13: 9781410323576
  • DDC: 920
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 308 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released April 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: 1410323455 | ISBN-13: 9781410323453

Table of Contents

Chris Archer.
All-Star pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Susana Baca.
Afro-Peruvian folk singer.
Ota Benga.
Congolese man displayed at the Bronx Zoo in 1906.
Dawoud Bey.
Photographer who creates compelling images of everyday life.
Logan Browning.
Young actor who appeared in Netflix's "Dear White People".
Mike Colter.
Actor who played Luke Cage on Netflix series.
Njideka Akunyili Crosby.
Nigerian artist whose works represent transnational identities.
Daveed Diggs.
West Coast rapper who made his Broadway debut in "Hamilton".
Taye Diggs.
Talented actor, singer, and dancer.
Nelsan Ellis.
"True Blood" actor who died at 39.
G Herbo.
Up-and-coming Chicago rapper.
Rhiannon Giddens.
Grammy-winning musician working to revive black folk music.
Joe Gordon.
Promising jazz trumpeter whose life was cut short.
Didi Gregorius.
Shortstop for the New York Yankees.
Eddie Griffin.
Edgy comedian who became a film and television actor.
Nikole Hannah-Jones.
Award-winning journalist who examines racial inequality.
Gary Harris.
Shooting guard for the Denver Nuggets.
Connie Hawkins.
Hall of Fame forward who perfected the slam dunk.
Corey Hawkins.
Young actor who played Dr. Dre in the biopic "Straight Outta Compton".
Jemele Hill.
ESPN commentator who sparked controversy with her tweets.
Jon Michael Hill.
Young actor who made his name on the Chicago stage.
Tim Howard.
American goalkeeper who set a World Cup record.
Richard M. Jones.
Music publisher who contributed to the early development of jazz.
King Bach.
Actor and comedian known for his Vine and YouTube videos.
Don Lemon.
Outspoken CNN anchor.
Tegla Loroupe.
Kenyan marathoner who became a peace activist.
Jenny Lumet.
Hollywood screenwriter who spoke out about sexual misconduct.
Rene Marie.
Late-blooming jazz singer.
Damian Marley.
Grammy-winning reggae singer.
Charles W. Mills.
Philosopher who examines racial bias in political thought.
Janet Mock.
Author and transgender activist.
Gwen Moore.
Democratic congresswoman from Wisconsin.
Dominique Morisseau.
Playwright who wrote trilogy about Detroit.
Alphonse Mouzon.
Drummer who was a pioneer of jazz "fusion"
Lucian Msamati.
Actor who raised the profile of British-African theater.
Sy Oliver.
Jazz trumpeter and bandleader.
Hot Lips Page.
Great jazz trumpeter.
Dawn Penn.
Reggae singer who made a comeback in the 1990s.
Jay Pharoah.
Comedy and actor who appeared on "Saturday Night Live".
Alvin Queen.
Jazz drummer who settled in Europe.
Tyshawn Sorey.
Multi-instrumentalist and composer who won a MacArthur "genius" grant.
Grady Tate.
Jazz drummer with a soulful voice.
Mildred D. Taylor.
Award-winning author of young adult fiction.
John Tchicai.
Experimental jazz saxophonist.
John Thompson.
Former death row inmate who advocated for the wrongfully convicted.
William Tecumseh Vernon.
Pioneering civil servant, educator, and AME bishop.
C. T. Vivian.
Influential Baptist minister and civil rights leader.
Lena Waithe.
Emmy-winning actor and screenwriter.
Jesmyn Ward.
Winner of two National Book Awards for fiction.
Deshaun Watson.
Rookie quarterback for the Houston Texans sidelined by injury.