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eBook Contemporary Black Biography

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 150
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  • ISBN-10: 1410338517
  • ISBN-13: 9781410338518
  • DDC: 920
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 310 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2019, 2018, 2018
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released December 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019
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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: 1410338509 | ISBN-13: 9781410338501

Table of Contents

Amsale Aberra.
Fashion designer who created simple, elegant wedding gowns.
Amara La Negra.
Pop singer and star of Love & Hip Hop: Miami.
Regina M. Anderson.
New York librarian who nurtured African-American artists.
Glen David Andrews.
Trombonist and singer from New Orleans.
William Appling.
Pianist and choral director who performed works by American composers.
Avery*Sunshine.
Versatile soul and R&B singer.
Belkis Ayon.
Innovative Cuban printmaker.
Kwame Brathwaite
Photographer and activist who showcased "Black Is Beautiful."
DuShon Monique Brown.
Late actor known for her role on Chicago Fire.
Linda Brown.
Namesake of US Supreme Court case that desegregated schools.
Robinson Cano.
All-Star second baseman suspended for drug use in 2018.
Mariah Carey.
Pop singer with 18 number-one hits.
Johnnie Carson.
Career diplomat specializing in sub-Saharan Africa.
Ed Charles.
Third baseman on the 1969 "Miracle Mets."
Edward Cheserek.
Kenyan runner who won 17 college championship titles.
Twinkie Clark.
Singer and organist with the Clark Sisters.
Jacky Clark Chisholm.
Gospel singer with the Clark Sisters.
Peggy Cooper Cafritz.
Washington, DC, educator, activist, and philanthropist.
Jay Ellis.
Actor known for his role on HBO series Insecure.
Donald Glover.
Prolific actor, director, writer, and musician.
Wilson Harris.
Guyanese writer who considered themes of colonialism, cultural identity.
Vashti Harrison.
Author and illustrator who hit the best-seller list with debut book.
Wilmoth Houdini.
Trinidadian singer who helped popularize calypso music.
Faith Jenkins.
Host of syndicated court TV show Judge Faith.
Ted Joans.
Beat poet and artist who drew inspiration from jazz.
Marsha P. Johnson.
LGBTQ activist who helped catalyze the gay rights movement.
Karl Kani.
Clothing designer known as the "Godfather of Urban Streetwear."
Kehlani.
Grammy-nominated pop singer.
Freddie Keppard.
Cornet player who contributed to the development of jazz.
Craig Mack.
Rapper known for his 1994 hit "Flava in Ya Ear."
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
South African anti-apartheid activist and politician.
Mary Eliza Mahoney.
First African American to be licensed as a nurse.
Derrick Morgan.
Jamaican singer who was a pioneer of ska music.
Sunny Murray.
Daring jazz drummer.
Janka Nabay.
Sierra Leonean singer and songwriter.
Gregory Pardlo.
Winner of 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
Les Payne.
Award-winning investigative reporter.
Sam Rivers.
Saxophonist who was a master of improvisational jazz.
Huey Smith.
Pianist who led the Clowns in the 1950s and 1960s.
Somi.
Singer and songwriter whose fuses jazz, soul, African rhythms.
Lakeith Stanfield.
Actor who starred in Sorry to Bother You and Atlanta.
Bessie Stringfield.
Motorcyclist known as the "Motorcycle Queen of Miami."
Cecil Taylor.
Pianist and pioneer of free jazz.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
First African elected to lead the World Health Organization.
Mary Thomas.
Leader of 1878 rebellion on the island of Saint Croix.
Millie Dunn Veasey.
Member of black female US Army corps during World War II.
Gladys West.
Mathematician who helped develop GPS technology.
Junius W. Williams.
Attorney and activist in Newark, New Jersey.
Roy Wood Jr.
Comedian who appeared on The Daily Show.
William Worthy Jr.
Journalist who chronicled international revolutions.