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Contemporary Black biography. V. 15 : profiles from the international Black community

Author: Shirelle Phelps; Gale Research Inc.
Publisher: Detroit, MI. : Gale Research, Inc., ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biographical profiles of important and influential persons of African heritage who form the international black community. Covers persons of various nationalities in a wide variety of fields providing coverage of names found in today's headlines as well as selected individuals from earlier in this century whose influence continues to have an impact on contemporary life.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shirelle Phelps; Gale Research Inc.
ISBN: 0787609544 9780787609542
OCLC Number: 37639017
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xi, 295 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Mumia Abu-Jamal --
Maya Angelou --
Kofi Atta Annan --
Robb Armstrong --
Maurice Ashley --
Richmond Barthe --
Melba Patillo Beals --
Toni Braxton --
Connie Briscoe --
James Brown --
Kobe Bryant --
Herman Cain --
Alice Childress --
Spencer Christian --
Celeste A. Clark --
Anthony Cohen --
Edwidge Danticat --
Thomas Dorsey --
Gerald Early --
Kevin Eubanks --
Louis Farrakhan --
George Foreman --
Vivica A. Fox --
Jamie Foxx --
Kirk Franklin --
Solomon Carter Fuller Jr. --
Sylvester J. Gates --
Peter J. Gomes --
Charles Gordone --
Alexis M. Herman --
Juwan Howard --
Cheryl Hudson --
Wade Hudson --
Reggie Jackson --
Ella Jenkins --
Matilda Sissierietta Joyner --
Sugar Ray Leonard --
Little Richard --
Jackie " Moms" Mabley --
Earl "The Goat" Manigault --
Charles Mingus --
Toni Morrison --
MeShell Ndegeocello --
Alfred Nzo --
Ruth Perry --
Jerry Pinkney --
Scottie Pippen --
Gloria Reuben --
Sade --
Noah Samara --
E.R. Shipp --
Nina Simone --
O.J. Simpson --
Rodney E. Slater --
Nicephore Soglo --
Toni Stone --
Larenz Tate --
Cynthia Tucker --
Neil de Grasse Tyson --
Courtney B. Vance --
Omar Wasow --
Chris Webber --
Hosea Lorenzo Williams --
Mary Lou Williams --
Oprah Winfrey.
Responsibility: Shirelle Phelps, editor.

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Biographical profiles of important and influential persons of African heritage who form the international black community. Covers persons of various nationalities in a wide variety of fields providing coverage of names found in today's headlines as well as selected individuals from earlier in this century whose influence continues to have an impact on contemporary life.

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