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Contemporary Black biography. Volume 100 : profiles from the international Black community

Author: Margaret Mazurkiewicz
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Gale, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Mazurkiewicz
ISBN: 9781414480671 1414480679
OCLC Number: 809930086
Notes: "ISSN 1058-1316."
Description: ix, 302 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Octavia V.R. Albert, chronicler of slave experiences --
Richard Arrington, powerful and long-serving mayor of Birmingham, AL --
Nnamdi Asomugha, elite NFL defensive back --
Rosalind Brewer, dynamic corporate executive who leads Sam's Club --
Hallie Quinn Brown, gifted public speaker --
Blanche Calloway, talented bandleader, singer, and sister of jazz star Cab Calloway --
Robert L. Carter, legal mastermind of school desegregation case --
Jimmy Castor, funk musician often sampled by hip-hop artists --
Don Cornelius, legendary television host who created Soul Train --
Doris A. Davis, first black female city mayor --
Viola Davis, award-winning stage and screen actress know for roles in Doubt and The Help --
Samuel K. Doe, Liberia's first tribal-ethnic president --
Patricia Stephens Due, leader of Florida "jail-in" --
En Vogue, top R & B girl group of the 1990s --
Crystal Dreda Bird Fauset, first black female state legislator --
Sarah Loguen Fraser, physician to underserved black communities --
Morgan Freeman, iconic film, theater, and television actor --
The Gap Band, R & B and funk trio of the 1970s and 1980s --
Henry Highland Garnet, antislavery orator who urged slave rebellion --
Frank Grant, star of baseball's Negro Leagues --
Leonard Hamilton, winning college basketball coach. Percy Heath, musical innovator who cofounded the Modern Jazz Quartet --
Whitney Houston, pop diva of the 1980s and 1990s --
Johnathan Lee Iverson, first black circus ringmaster --
Etta James, legendary vocalist best known for the romantic ballad "At last" --
Margaret Morgan Lawrence, medical pioneer in pediatric psychiatry --
Larena Lee, early female AME preacher who wrote important spiritual autobiography --
Peta Lindsay, political activist who leads the Party for Socialism and Liberation --
Stephen Marley, Grammy-winning reggae musician and son of Bob Marley --
E. Frederic Morrow, first black aide to hold an executive position in a presidential administration --
Edgar Daniel Nixon, foundational figure in the civil rights movement in Montgomery, AL --
Noble Drew Ali, religious leader who founded the Moorish Science Temple of America --
Frank Ocean, innovative R & B singer-songwriter --
The Orioles, influential vocal group that created a new sound blending gospel and blues --
Chris Paul, league-leading point guard with the LA Clippers --
Dee Rees, breakout director known for the coming-of-age film Pariah --
Bass Reeves, escaped slave who became the West's first black lawman --
Ira De A. Reid, sociologist who studied the black experience in the 20th century. Jo Ann Gibson Robinson, organizer of the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955-56 --
Kelly Rowland, international singing star and judge on Britain's X Factor --
John Brown Russwurm, American journalist and educator who became a member of the Liberian government --
O.J. Simpson, disgraced former football star --
Portia Simpson Miller, prime minister of Jamaica --
Sister Souljah, "raptivist" and author of hip-hop fiction --
Ming Smith, photographer know for capturing jazz-like glimpses into black life --
Sonja Sohn, wire actress who founded youth organization in Baltimore --
Octavia Spencer, acclaimed actress best known for Academy Award-winning role in The Help --
Jack E. Tanner, first African-American federal judge in the Northwest --
William R. Tolbert, president of Liberia from 1971 to 1980 --
Glynn Turman, Emmy-winning veteran actor and rodeo champion --
Tyler, the Creator, controversial rapper named MTV's best new artist of 2011 --
Denmark Vesey, former slave executed for planning an uprising in Charleston, SC --
Augustus White III, pioneering orthopedic surgeon and spine specialist --
Richard Robert Wright Sr., created opportunities for blacks in education and banking --
Perry H. Young, Tuskegee flight instructor who became the first black pilot hired by a major U.S. airline.
Responsibility: [project editor, Margaret Mazurkiewicz].

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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, television, theater, and others.
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