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The Resource Contemporary Black biography : profiles from the international Black community, Volume 98, [project editor, Margaret Mazurkiewicz], (electronic resource)

Contemporary Black biography : profiles from the international Black community, Volume 98, [project editor, Margaret Mazurkiewicz], (electronic resource)

Label
Contemporary Black biography : profiles from the international Black community, Volume 98
Title
Contemporary Black biography
Title remainder
profiles from the international Black community
Title number
Volume 98
Statement of responsibility
[project editor, Margaret Mazurkiewicz]
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Dewey number
920/.009296073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.96
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mazurkiewicz, Margaret
  • Gale Group
Series statement
Gale virtual reference library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
  • 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
Label
Contemporary Black biography : profiles from the international Black community, Volume 98, [project editor, Margaret Mazurkiewicz], (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"ISSN 1058-1316"
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
  • Isaias Afewerki, president of Eritrea -- Kwame Alexander, prolific poet and dedicated literacy advocate -- Michelle Alexander, outspoken civil rights lawyer and professor -- Derrick Bell, distinguished civil rights advocate and first black law professor to gain tenure at Harvard -- LeRoy Bell, soulful vocalist and songwriter who won acclaim on TV's X Factor -- Steve Benjamin, unifying politician who became the first black mayor of Columbia, SC -- Otis Blackwell, seminal rock and roll songwriter -- Tabi Bonney, Washington, DC-based rap artist and video director -- Avery Brooks, imposing actor known for television and theater roles -- Selena Sloan Butler, influentional [sic] advocate who founded parent-teacher organizations -- Troy Carter, trail-blazing music producer and manager -- Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Hall-of-Fame baseball star of the 1960s -- Don Chaney, star basketball player and coach -- Nick Chiles, award-winning journalist and author of successful relationship books -- Common, iconic Chicago rapper who transitioned to acting and writing -- Paul Cuffe, early advocate of the pan-African and black-nationalism movements -- Yaya DaCosta, promising actor -- Fred Dean, Hall-of-Fame football player -- Ava DuVernay, acclaimed independent filmmaker --
  • Earth, Wind & Fire, enduring pop music collective -- Esi Edugyan, prize-winning Canadian novelist -- Garth Fagan, celebrated modern dance innovator -- Allyson Felix, Olympian sprinter -- Victor O. Frazer, Washington insider who represented the U.S. Virgin Islands in Congress -- Joe Frazier, heavyweight boxing great who died in 2011 -- Blake Griffin, talented NBA all-star playing for the Los Angeles Clippers -- Walt Hazzard, respected basketball player and coach -- Heavy D, good-natured rapper, producer, and actor -- Jamie Hector, intense actor and community activist -- T.J. Holmes, charismatic television journalist -- Kris Jenkins, former all-pro defense lineman -- Vitolio Jeune, Haitian dancer who earned recognition on So You Think You Can Dance -- Syleena Johnson, soulful R&B singer featured on Kanye West's "All Falls Down" -- Andruw Jones, skilled Major League Baseball hitter and center fielder -- Kenny Leon, renowned Broadway stage director -- Julius Malema, controversial president of the African National Congress Youth League -- Miguel, rising singer-songwriter with a genre-blending sound -- The O'Jays, defining voices of Philadelphia soul -- Steve Perry, passionate educator championing underpriveledged [sic] students --
  • James O. Plinton Jr., Tuskegee flight instructor who became the first black executive for a major U.S. airline -- Public Enemy, politically and socially influential and acclaimed rap group -- Hiram Rhoades Revels, first African-American senator and member of Congress -- Sanya Richards-Ross, record-breaking track and field star -- Myron Rolle, talented scholar, athlete, and philanthropist -- Romeo, precocious child star turned grown-up rapper and entrepreneur -- Brandon Roy, former Portland Trail Blazers guard -- Fred Shuttlesworth, pivotal civil rights figure who cofounded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference -- James Stewart Jr., prolific motorcycle racer -- Tricky Stewart, chart-topping record producer who crafted hits with Beyonce, Rihanna, and many others -- Jesse Stone, pioneering rock and roll songwriter -- Deborah Tillman, inspiring child-care specialist starring in America's Supernanny -- Tricky, genre-blending English musician known as a founder of "trip-hop" -- Alton R. Waldon Jr., first African American to represent Queens, NY, in the U.S. House of Representatives -- Tristan Walker, forward-thinking tech entrepreneur -- Nancy Wilson, Grammy Award-winning jazz and R&B singer
Control code
GVRL2YZA
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 294 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781414472744
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Contemporary Black biography : profiles from the international Black community, Volume 98, [project editor, Margaret Mazurkiewicz], (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
"ISSN 1058-1316"
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
  • Isaias Afewerki, president of Eritrea -- Kwame Alexander, prolific poet and dedicated literacy advocate -- Michelle Alexander, outspoken civil rights lawyer and professor -- Derrick Bell, distinguished civil rights advocate and first black law professor to gain tenure at Harvard -- LeRoy Bell, soulful vocalist and songwriter who won acclaim on TV's X Factor -- Steve Benjamin, unifying politician who became the first black mayor of Columbia, SC -- Otis Blackwell, seminal rock and roll songwriter -- Tabi Bonney, Washington, DC-based rap artist and video director -- Avery Brooks, imposing actor known for television and theater roles -- Selena Sloan Butler, influentional [sic] advocate who founded parent-teacher organizations -- Troy Carter, trail-blazing music producer and manager -- Orlando Cepeda, Puerto Rican Hall-of-Fame baseball star of the 1960s -- Don Chaney, star basketball player and coach -- Nick Chiles, award-winning journalist and author of successful relationship books -- Common, iconic Chicago rapper who transitioned to acting and writing -- Paul Cuffe, early advocate of the pan-African and black-nationalism movements -- Yaya DaCosta, promising actor -- Fred Dean, Hall-of-Fame football player -- Ava DuVernay, acclaimed independent filmmaker --
  • Earth, Wind & Fire, enduring pop music collective -- Esi Edugyan, prize-winning Canadian novelist -- Garth Fagan, celebrated modern dance innovator -- Allyson Felix, Olympian sprinter -- Victor O. Frazer, Washington insider who represented the U.S. Virgin Islands in Congress -- Joe Frazier, heavyweight boxing great who died in 2011 -- Blake Griffin, talented NBA all-star playing for the Los Angeles Clippers -- Walt Hazzard, respected basketball player and coach -- Heavy D, good-natured rapper, producer, and actor -- Jamie Hector, intense actor and community activist -- T.J. Holmes, charismatic television journalist -- Kris Jenkins, former all-pro defense lineman -- Vitolio Jeune, Haitian dancer who earned recognition on So You Think You Can Dance -- Syleena Johnson, soulful R&B singer featured on Kanye West's "All Falls Down" -- Andruw Jones, skilled Major League Baseball hitter and center fielder -- Kenny Leon, renowned Broadway stage director -- Julius Malema, controversial president of the African National Congress Youth League -- Miguel, rising singer-songwriter with a genre-blending sound -- The O'Jays, defining voices of Philadelphia soul -- Steve Perry, passionate educator championing underpriveledged [sic] students --
  • James O. Plinton Jr., Tuskegee flight instructor who became the first black executive for a major U.S. airline -- Public Enemy, politically and socially influential and acclaimed rap group -- Hiram Rhoades Revels, first African-American senator and member of Congress -- Sanya Richards-Ross, record-breaking track and field star -- Myron Rolle, talented scholar, athlete, and philanthropist -- Romeo, precocious child star turned grown-up rapper and entrepreneur -- Brandon Roy, former Portland Trail Blazers guard -- Fred Shuttlesworth, pivotal civil rights figure who cofounded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference -- James Stewart Jr., prolific motorcycle racer -- Tricky Stewart, chart-topping record producer who crafted hits with Beyonce, Rihanna, and many others -- Jesse Stone, pioneering rock and roll songwriter -- Deborah Tillman, inspiring child-care specialist starring in America's Supernanny -- Tricky, genre-blending English musician known as a founder of "trip-hop" -- Alton R. Waldon Jr., first African American to represent Queens, NY, in the U.S. House of Representatives -- Tristan Walker, forward-thinking tech entrepreneur -- Nancy Wilson, Grammy Award-winning jazz and R&B singer
Control code
GVRL2YZA
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 294 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781414472744
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote

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