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Contemporary Black biography. : Volume 93 profiles from the international Black community

Author: Margaret Mazurkiewicz
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Gale, ©2012.
Series: Gale virtual reference library
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides informative biographical profiles of the important and influential persons of African American and/or black heritage. Covers persons of various nationalities in a wide variety of fields, including architecture, art, business, dance, education, fashion, film, industry, journalism, law, literature, medicine, music, politics and government, publishing, religion, science and technology, social issues, sports,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Contemporary Black biography. Volume 93.
Detroit, Mich. : Gale, ©2012
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Mazurkiewicz
ISBN: 9781414472690 1414472692
OCLC Number: 768430480
Notes: "ISSN 1058-1316."
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 291 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Benjamin Banneker : first noted African-American scientist --
Buju Banton : troubled dancehall reggae star --
Elgin Baylor : all-time NBA great for the Lakers --
Jacqueline A. Berrien : respected chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission --
Daquan Chisholm : student innovator of safer helmets for police officers --
Kevin Clash : ebullient voice of Elmo --
George Clinton : godfather of funk --
CoCo Brother : gospel radio and television personality --
De'Jaun Correia : young anti-death penalty activist --
Donald Lee Cox : field marshal for the Black Panther Party --
David Crosthwait : innovative climate-control engineer --
John Dabiri : renowned biophysicist and Genius Grant recipient --
Meri Nana-Ama Danquah : Ghanain-American memoirist and public speaker --
Jason Derulo : R & B singer-songwriter sensation --
Dave Duerson : football player whose suicide called attention to NFL head injuries --
Percival Everett : acclaimed experimental novelist --
Fabolous : Grammy-nominated rap sensation --
Curt Flood : radically altered Major League Baseball --
Thais Francis : budding dramatist --
Michael Franti : leader of the hip-hop band Spearhead --
Doug E. Fresh : pioneering hip-hop performer --
Roscoe C. Giles : prominent Chicago surgeon and civil rights activist --
Peter J. Gomes : beloved Harvard minister --
Edward O. Gourdin : first African-American appointed to the Massachusetts Superior Court --
Tanya Hamilton : promising filmmaker. Tony Hansberry, II : student who developed a new surgical technique at the age of 14 --
Elvin Hayes : one of the top all-time NBA players --
Derek Jeter : New York Yankees superstar --
Lonnie G. Johnson : inventor of wildly popular toy and alternative energy breakthrough --
Talib Kweli : socially conscious rapper --
LaChanze : Tony Award-winning actress --
Lunsford Lane : entrepreneurial former slave and memoirist --
Ollie Matson : legendary NFL hall-of-fame running back --
Benjamin Matthews : operatic champion of the African-American musical tradition --
Jan Matzeliger : ingenious shoemaker and inventor --
George McJunkin : autodidact who changed the understanding of human history --
Tracy McMillan : bestselling memoirist and television screenwriter --
Omar Benson Miller : versatile character actor --
Frederick A. Morton Jr. : enterprising founder of Caribbean music television --
Abdias do Nascimento : renowned Brazilian activist, politician, and man of letters --
Sophia A. Nelson : Republican media pundit --
Eleanor Holmes Norton : admired legal scholar and DC delegate to Congress --
Stephanie Rawlings-Blake : determined Baltimore mayor --
Dana Redd : revitalizing mayor of Camden, New Jersey --
Cedric Richmond : Louisiana congressman --
Cecilia Rouse : esteemed economist and presidential advisor --
Danzy Senna : author of nuanced portraits --
Terri Sewell : first African-American woman to represent Alabama in Congress --
Slick Rick : influential and controversial hip-hop artist. Wole Soyinka : powerful Nigerian writer and Nobel laureate --
Tom Stith : college basketball star at St. Bonaventure University --
David E. Talbert : author of popular plays --
Mike Tyson : notorious heavyweight boxing champion --
Denzel Washington : iconic film actor --
Kanye West : outspoken rap musician and producer.
Series Title: Gale virtual reference library
Responsibility: [project editor, Margaret Mazurkiewicz].

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Each volume of "Contemporary Black Biography" contains at least 65 full-length biographies written in an easy-to-follow prose style, ranging from 2 to 4 pages each. Arranged alphabetically, entries  Read more...

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