9780787667290

Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

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  • ISBN13:

    9780787667290

  • ISBN10:

    0787667293

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: THE GALE GROUP

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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
Popular Nigerian musician
1(3)
Ade, King Sunny
Industrious business executive
4(4)
Adkins, Rod
Prominent British cabinet minister
8(3)
Amos, Valerie
Distinguished poet and educator
11(4)
Aubert, Alvin
Multi-faceted composer and writer
15(5)
Baiocchi, Regina Harris
Courageous congressional representative
20(3)
Ballance, Frank W.
Talented ``Twist'' originator
23(4)
Ballard, Hank
Standout athlete
27(3)
Barber, Ronde
Exceptional novelist
30(4)
Beckham, Barry
Groundbreaking Caribbean children's author
34(3)
Berry, James
Civic-minded government official
37(4)
Brown, Jesse
Acclaimed writer and illustrator
41(3)
Bryan, Ashley F
First African female medical examiner
44(3)
Carter, Joye Maureen
Innovative writer
47(3)
Cartier, Xam Wilson
Illustrious army general
50(3)
Clemmons, Reginal G
``Saxophonist Extraordinaire''
53(3)
Clemons, Clarence
Influential scholar
56(3)
Davis, Arthur P.
Exemplary congressional representative
59(3)
Davis, Artur
Ingenious blues musician
62(5)
Davis, Gary
Hardworking basketball coach
67(4)
Davis, Mike
Pioneering baseball player
71(4)
Doby, Larry
Skilled writer
75(4)
Dumas, Henry
Straight-shooting journalist
79(3)
Dunnigan, Alice Allison
Expressive Cuban ``soneros''
82(4)
Ferrer, Ibrahim
Noted labor movement activist
86(5)
Fletcher, Bill, Jr.
Succesful educational administrator
91(3)
Floyd, Elson S.
Powerful business executive
94(3)
Gaines, Brenda
Premier critic and literary commentator
97(4)
Gayle, Addison, Jr.
Superb business executive
101(3)
Gordon, Bruce S.
First female to earn DDS degree
104(2)
Gray (Nelson Rollins), Ida
Adored jazz vibraphonist
106(3)
Hampton, Lionel
Outstanding chief justice
109(3)
Hassell, Leroy Rountree, Sr.
Charitable radio host
112(3)
Jackson, Hal
High-spirited city offical
115(4)
Jackson, Maynard
Renowned poet
119(4)
Johnson, Georgia Douglas
Respected corporate executive
123(3)
Jones, Thomas W.
Leading performer in zouk genre
126(3)
Lefel, Edith
Rising politician
129(3)
Majette, Denise
Inspirational harpist and radio executive
132(3)
Majors, Jeff
Tireless baseball administrator
135(3)
Mariner, Jonathan
Award-winning reggae singer
138(4)
Marley, Ziggy
Creative musician
142(4)
Marsalis, Delfeayo
Techno forerunner
146(3)
May, Derrick
Progressive executive and organization president
149(3)
Mays, Leslie A.
Ambitious congressman
152(3)
Meek, Kendrick
Seasoned politician and NAACP president
155(5)
Mfume, Kweisi
``Fastest Man in the World''
160(3)
Montgomery, Tim
Eminent COGIC bishop
163(3)
Patterson, Gilbert Earl
Celebrated actress
166(4)
Smith, Jada Pinkett
Exceptional actress and singer
170(3)
Premice, Josephine
Accomplished journalist
173(4)
Pressley, Condace L.
Presevering business executive
177(4)
Rice, Linda Johnson
Reputable congressman
181(3)
Scott, David
``High Priestess of Soul''
184(5)
Simone, Nina
Admired actress
189(3)
Thigpen, Lynne
Prolific writer
192(3)
Wade-Gayles, Gloria Jean
Outspoken congressional representative
195(3)
Watson, Diane
Hilarious comedian
198(4)
Wayans, Damon
``Prince of Pillow Talk''
202(5)
White, Barry
Tennis prodigy
207(6)
Williams, Serena
Cumulative Nationality Index 213(12)
Cumulative Occupation Index 225(22)
Cumulative Subject Index 247(54)
Cumulative Name Index 301

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