Contemporary Black Biography

  • Series Name: Contemporary Black Biography Series
  • Volume 127
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  • ISBN-10: 1410312070
  • ISBN-13: 9781410312075
  • DDC: 920
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 319 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2015, 2015
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released October 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Each volume of Contemporary Black Biography contains at least 55 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.

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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

  • Entries are divided by subheads for quick scanning.
  • Includes four cumulative indexes: Nationality, Occupation, Subjects and Name.

What's New

  • All entries in this volume are fully revised and updated (see Table of Contents for listing.)

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410311961 | ISBN-13: 9781410311962

Table of Contents

Zaraah Abrahams.
Alma Adams.
Gloria Blackwell.
Cephas Bowles.
Kimberly Bryant.
Curtis Counce.
Don Covay.
Buster Douglas.
Robert S. Duncanson.
Jimmy Ellis.
Eddie Floyd.
Juanita Goggins.
Sonny Greer.
Joe Henderson.
Thierry Henry.
Taraji P. Henson.
Eric Jackson.
Andre Johnson.
KEM.
Brenda Lawrence.
Tommy Lister.
Earl Lloyd.
Desmond Mason.
Minnie Minoso.
Charnett Moffett.
Anne Moody.
Phineas Newborn Jr.
Smokie Norful.
Alain Nteff.
Lupita Nyong'o.
Said Osman.
Deval Patrick.
Orlando Patterson.
Billy Paul.
Marcus T. Paulk.
The Pharcyde.
Stacey Plaskett.
David Porter.
Estella Pyfrom.
Awa Sangho.
Earnie Shavers.
Brian Shaw.
Abderrahmane Sissako.
Jimmy Smith.
Soul Stirrers.
Clark Terry.
Tony! Toni! Tone!.
Tommy Tucker.
Leo Twiggs.
Jacque Vaughn.
Bonnie Watson Coleman.
Hassan Whiteside.
Lauryn Williams.
Marvin L. Winans.
George C. Wolfe.