Contemporary Black Biography

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2001-03-01
Publisher(s): Gale / Cengage Learning
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This extraordinary reference series provides biographical profiles of important persons of African heritage whether they are personalities from the news, selected 20th-century notables, or individuals who are not yet household names. Each volume of Contemporary Black Biography contains 55 full-length biographies, Name, occupation, nationality and subject indexes are included in each volume.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Cumulative Nationality Indexp. 183
Cumulative Occupation Indexp. 195
Cumulative Subject Indexp. 215
Cumulative Name Indexp. 263
Alcorn, George Edward: Physicist and educatorp. 1
Andrews, Benny: Artist and activistp. 3
Banks, Michelle: Actress and theater company founderp. 7
Bennett, Gwendolyn B.: Harlem Renaissance writer and artistp. 10
Bing, Dave: Basketball pro turned businessmanp. 13
Bolin, Jane Matilda: Persevering woman judgep. 17
Boyd, Gerald M.: Newspaper editorp. 20
Bradley, Ed: Legendary television journalistp. 23
Brooks, Tyrone: Civil rights activist and politicianp. 27
Brown, Clarence Gatemouth: Innovative blues musicianp. 30
Burt-Murray, Angela: Magazine editor-in-chiefp. 34
Bush, Reggie: Professional football playerp. 36
Campbell, Bebe Moore: Respected journalist and educatorp. 39
Cash, Swin: Leading WNBA playerp. 43
Cobb, William Jelani: Noted historian and professorp. 46
Cosby, Bill: Famous actor and activistp. 49
Dungy, Tony: Winning pro football coachp. 56
Dunham, Katherine: Celebrated in modern dance historyp. 61
Edwards, Willarda V.: Physician and health advocatep. 66
Ellison, Keith M.: First Muslim U.S. Congressmanp. 69
Epps, Omar: Multi-talented actorp. 72
Falconer, Etta Zuber: Pioneering mathematician and teacherp. 75
Garrett, Joyce F.: Influential government officialp. 78
Gaston, Arthur George: Self-made businessmanp. 81
Goings, Russell L., Jr.: Business leader and supporter of fine artp. 84
Gray, Farrah: Young millionairep. 87
Hemphill, Jessie Mae: Blues musician and vocalistp. 91
Howard, Terrence: Cutting-edge actor and producerp. 95
Jamerson, James: Respected Motown bassistp. 99
Kebede, Liya: Fashion model from Ethiopiap. 102
Kelley, Malcolm David: Promising young actorp. 104
Klugh, Earl: Guitar virtuosop. 106
Lenox, Adriane: Energetic stage and film actressp. 110
Levert, Gerald: Popular singer and songwriterp. 113
Loroupe, Tegla: Kenyan athlete and activistp. 116
Malone Jones, Vivian: Brave student and civil rights figurep. 118
Marshall, Kerry James: Talented modern artistp. 121
Matthews, Mark: American "Buffalo Soldier"p. 125
Olojede, Dele: Tenacious journalistp. 127
O'Neil, Buck: American baseball legendp. 130
Pace, Betty: Phyisican fighting sickle-cell diseasep. 134
Palmer, Violet: Hard-working NBA refereep. 137
Paterson, David A.: Motivated New York State politicianp. 140
Phipps, Wintley: Pastor, singer, and humanitarianp. 143
Pickens, James, Jr.: Versatile television actorp. 147
Preston, Billy: Essential R&B and pop musicianp. 150
Purnell, Silas: Brought education to many thousandsp. 153
Smiley, Rickey: Intelligent comedianp. 156
Stinson, Denise L.: Faith-based publisherp. 159
Stoudemire, Amare: Determined young basketball starp. 162
Tancil, Gladys Quander: Important American historianp. 165
Tergat, Paul: Outstanding distance runnerp. 167
Vandross, Luther: Preeminent singer and songwriterp. 170
Webber, Chris: College and pro basketball playerp. 174
Xuma, Madie Hall: Dedicated social activistp. 179
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