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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Contemporary Black biography. Volume 93.
Detroit, Mich. : Gale, ©2012
|Material Type:||Biography, Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|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].|
- African Americans -- Biography.
- Blacks -- Biography.
- African American leadership.
- African American athletes.
- Athletes, Black.
- African American artists.
- Artists, Black.
- African American businesspeople.
- Businesspeople, Black.
- African American politicians.
- African American religious leaders.
- African American authors.
- Authors, Black.
- African American musicians.
- Musicians, Black.
- African American actors.
- Actors, Black.
- African Americans.