Contemporary Black Biography

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 2001-06-01
Publisher(s): Gale / Cengage Learning
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Summary

This well-regarded comprehensive source covers internationally known individuals from all areas of interest. Each volume presents about 65 biographies ranging in length from two to five pages. Portraits and exclusive interviews are provided when available. Entries conclude with a list of additional reading. Name, occupation, nationality and subject indexes are included in each volume.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Photo Credits xi
Vancouver Grizzlie's rising star
1(4)
Abdur-Rahim, Shareef
Trailblazing lawyer
5(3)
Arnwine, Barbara
Freddie Mac executive
8(3)
Baker, Maxine
First African-American female sheriff in the U.S.
11(3)
Barrett, Jacquelyn
Neo Soul vocalist
14(3)
Benet, Eric
``The Beach Lady''
17(3)
Betsch, MaVynee
Cameroon's president
20(4)
Biya, Paul
Harlem printmaker
24(3)
Blackburn, Robert
WNBA star
27(3)
Bolton-Holifield, Ruthie
Washington Post columnist
30(3)
Britt, Donna
Pulitzer prize-winning poet
33(5)
Brooks, Gwendolyn
South African jazz guitarist
38(3)
Butler, Jonathan
First African-American female surgeon
41(3)
Canady, Alexa
Uncompromising actress
44(3)
Cash, Rosalind
Pop singer with a ``Twist''
47(3)
Checker, Chubby
Reggae star
50(3)
Cliff, Jimmy
Mayor of Columbus
53(2)
Coleman, Michael B
Canadian R & B singer
55(3)
Cox, Deborah
DMX
58(3)
Rapper and actor
The Black ``Frank Sinatra''
61(3)
Eckstine, Billy
Aerospace engineer
64(3)
Ericsson-Jackson, Aprille
Opera singer
67(3)
Estes, Simon
Reform party vice presidential candidate
70(3)
Foster, Ezola
Relationship expert
73(2)
Grant, Gwendolyn Goldsby
Versatile actor
75(3)
Grier, David Alan
Stylish track Olympian
78(3)
Griffith-Joyner, Florence
Went to his ``destiny'' and won the gold
81(1)
Harrison, Alvin
Went to his ``destiny'' and won the gold
81(4)
Harrison, Calvin
Exiled South African writer
85(4)
Head, Bessie
Record-setting baseball player
89(4)
Henderson, Rickey
Pop diva
93(5)
Houston, Whitney
Pioneering Navy captain
98(3)
Howard, Michelle
Groundbreaking broadcast journalist
101(3)
Ifill, Gwen
Outspoken basketball player
104(3)
Johnson, Larry
Up-and-coming actor
107(3)
Johnson, Rodney Van
Motivational speaker
110(4)
Jolley, Willie
Barbadian novelist
114(3)
Kamau, Kwadwo Agymah
First African-American mayor of Birmingham, Alabama
117(3)
Kincaid, Bernard
Pardoned draft dodger
120(3)
King, Preston
Revered painter
123(5)
Lawrence, Jacob
Social-minded MTV veejay
128(3)
Lewis, Ananda
Outrageous rap star
131(4)
Lil' Kim
Controversial cartoonist
135(3)
McGruder, Aaron
Mystery writer
138(3)
Mickelbury, Penny
Philanthropic ``Microsoft Baby''
141(3)
Millines Dziko, Trish
Composer and educator
144(3)
Moore, Undine Smith
Pioneering sitcom star
147(3)
Morris, Greg
Tough journalist
150(3)
Payne, Ethel L
U.S. Secretary of State
153(4)
Powell, Colin
Cincinnati Reds' most valuable player
157(3)
Reese, Pokey
President of Arista Redords
160(3)
Reid, Antonio ``L.A.''
U.S. National Security Advisor
163(3)
Rice, Condoleezza
``The Kansas Comet''
166(3)
Sayers, Gale
Retired CNN anchor and writer
169(4)
Shaw, Bernard
Author and social activist
173(3)
Smith, Barbara
Radio Host
176(3)
Smith, Greg
Promising fashion designer
179(2)
Steele, Lawrence
``The Queen'' of Radio
181(3)
Steinberg, Martha Jean
NFL Hall of Famer
184(3)
Swann, Lynn
Tatum, Art
187(4)
Lauded jazz pianist
Illinois state senator
191(3)
Trotter, Donne E
Notorious boxer
194(4)
Tyson, Mike
Motown's first female star
198(3)
Wells, Mary
Original Supreme
201(5)
Wilson, Mary
Innovativing dancer and choreographer
206(5)
Zollar, Jawole
Cumulative Nationality Index 211(10)
Cumulative Occupation Index 221(16)
Cumulative Subject Index 237(40)
Cumulative Name Index 277

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