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The Resource Contemporary Black biography : profiles from the international Black community, Volume 99, [project editor, Margaret Mazurkiewicz], (electronic resource eBook)

Contemporary Black biography : profiles from the international Black community, Volume 99, [project editor, Margaret Mazurkiewicz], (electronic resource eBook)

Label
Contemporary Black biography : profiles from the international Black community, Volume 99
Title
Contemporary Black biography
Title remainder
profiles from the international Black community
Title number
Volume 99
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
Q920 C
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Gale virtual reference library
Label
Contemporary Black biography : profiles from the international Black community, Volume 99, [project editor, Margaret Mazurkiewicz], (electronic resource eBook)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Description based on print version record
  • "ISSN 1058-1316"
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
  • Chinua Achebe, trailblazing Nigerian writer -- Ira Aldridge, acclaimed 19th-century Shakespearean actor -- Danny Bakewell, influential community activist -- The Blind Boys of Alabama, iconic Gospel vocal group -- Barry Bonds, controversial major league slugger -- Dennis Brown, Jamaican singer known as the "crown prince of reggae" -- William Wells Brown, prominent 19th-century literary figure -- John Saunders Chase Jr., first black architect in Texas -- C-Murder, notorious gangsta rapper -- Radmilla Cody, singer influenced by Navajo roots -- Coxsone Dodd, influential Jamaican record producer -- Donald Driver, standout Green Bay Packers receiver -- Cesaria Evora, Grammy-winning Cape Verdean singer -- James Conway Farley, renowned photographer of the 19th century -- Tyron Garner, litigant in landmark Lawrence v. Texas case -- Mifflin W. Gibbs, 19th-century municipal judge and consul -- Marita Golden, acclaimed contemporary author -- Katerina Graham, actress and singer known for breakout role in TV's Vampire Diaries -- Dobie Gray, genre-spanning singer and songwriter -- Spencer Haywood, pro basketball offensive powerhouse -- Andrew Holness, Jamaican parliamentarian --
  • Papa Jo Jones, highly influential Count Basie band drummer -- Gayle King, CBS This Morning host known for friendship with Oprah Winfrey -- Eddie Kirkland, energetic blues guitarist -- Donald Lawrence, genre-reviving Gospel music artist and producer -- Butch Lewis, promoter of memorable heavyweight boxing matches -- Kevin Liles, leading music industry executive and youth benefactor -- Lloyd, up-and-coming R&B star -- Leila Lopes, Angolan model crowned Miss Universe 2011 -- Paula Madison, media executive and champion of diversity in broadcasting -- Audrey Marks, Jamaican entrepreneur -- Mark Mathabane, South African-born author of Kaffir Boy -- Stephen McGregor, breakout Jamaican music producer and riddim creator -- The Mills Brothers, legendary vocal harmony group -- Frederick O'Neal, actor and activist who promoted racial equality in theater and film -- Patrice O'Neal, confrontational standup comic -- Odumegwu Ojukwu, charismatic leader of the Biafran secession -- Jay Jay Okocha, Nigerian soccer star -- Gary Payton, aggressive hoops defender -- Felicia Pearson, streetwise actress known for her role in HBO's The Wire --
  • Muriel Petioni, "Matron of Harlem health" -- The Platters, successful doo-wop group of the 1950s -- Oumou Sangare, accomplished Malian singer -- Arthur D. Shores, pioneering civil rights lawyer -- Thomas Sowell, conservative economist and social commentator -- Vaino Spencer, long-tenured, first female African-American judge in California -- Linda Thomas-Greenfield, career diplomat who served as U.S. ambassador to Liberia -- Yaya Toure, acclaimed Manchester City midfielder from the Ivory Coast -- William Tubman, patriarchal president of Liberia from 1944 to 1971 -- Laura Wheeler Waring, dedicated Harlem Renaissance painter and educator -- Warren Widener, Berkeley, CA's first black mayor -- Patrick Willis, determined All-Pro linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers -- David Augustus Williston, respected landscape architect who designed Tuskegee grounds -- Lionel Wilson, first African-American mayor of Oakland, CA -- Meles Zenawi, powerful prime minister of Ethiopia
Control code
GVRL3LII
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 288 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781414481913
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781414481913
Label
Contemporary Black biography : profiles from the international Black community, Volume 99, [project editor, Margaret Mazurkiewicz], (electronic resource eBook)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Description based on print version record
  • "ISSN 1058-1316"
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
  • Chinua Achebe, trailblazing Nigerian writer -- Ira Aldridge, acclaimed 19th-century Shakespearean actor -- Danny Bakewell, influential community activist -- The Blind Boys of Alabama, iconic Gospel vocal group -- Barry Bonds, controversial major league slugger -- Dennis Brown, Jamaican singer known as the "crown prince of reggae" -- William Wells Brown, prominent 19th-century literary figure -- John Saunders Chase Jr., first black architect in Texas -- C-Murder, notorious gangsta rapper -- Radmilla Cody, singer influenced by Navajo roots -- Coxsone Dodd, influential Jamaican record producer -- Donald Driver, standout Green Bay Packers receiver -- Cesaria Evora, Grammy-winning Cape Verdean singer -- James Conway Farley, renowned photographer of the 19th century -- Tyron Garner, litigant in landmark Lawrence v. Texas case -- Mifflin W. Gibbs, 19th-century municipal judge and consul -- Marita Golden, acclaimed contemporary author -- Katerina Graham, actress and singer known for breakout role in TV's Vampire Diaries -- Dobie Gray, genre-spanning singer and songwriter -- Spencer Haywood, pro basketball offensive powerhouse -- Andrew Holness, Jamaican parliamentarian --
  • Papa Jo Jones, highly influential Count Basie band drummer -- Gayle King, CBS This Morning host known for friendship with Oprah Winfrey -- Eddie Kirkland, energetic blues guitarist -- Donald Lawrence, genre-reviving Gospel music artist and producer -- Butch Lewis, promoter of memorable heavyweight boxing matches -- Kevin Liles, leading music industry executive and youth benefactor -- Lloyd, up-and-coming R&B star -- Leila Lopes, Angolan model crowned Miss Universe 2011 -- Paula Madison, media executive and champion of diversity in broadcasting -- Audrey Marks, Jamaican entrepreneur -- Mark Mathabane, South African-born author of Kaffir Boy -- Stephen McGregor, breakout Jamaican music producer and riddim creator -- The Mills Brothers, legendary vocal harmony group -- Frederick O'Neal, actor and activist who promoted racial equality in theater and film -- Patrice O'Neal, confrontational standup comic -- Odumegwu Ojukwu, charismatic leader of the Biafran secession -- Jay Jay Okocha, Nigerian soccer star -- Gary Payton, aggressive hoops defender -- Felicia Pearson, streetwise actress known for her role in HBO's The Wire --
  • Muriel Petioni, "Matron of Harlem health" -- The Platters, successful doo-wop group of the 1950s -- Oumou Sangare, accomplished Malian singer -- Arthur D. Shores, pioneering civil rights lawyer -- Thomas Sowell, conservative economist and social commentator -- Vaino Spencer, long-tenured, first female African-American judge in California -- Linda Thomas-Greenfield, career diplomat who served as U.S. ambassador to Liberia -- Yaya Toure, acclaimed Manchester City midfielder from the Ivory Coast -- William Tubman, patriarchal president of Liberia from 1944 to 1971 -- Laura Wheeler Waring, dedicated Harlem Renaissance painter and educator -- Warren Widener, Berkeley, CA's first black mayor -- Patrick Willis, determined All-Pro linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers -- David Augustus Williston, respected landscape architect who designed Tuskegee grounds -- Lionel Wilson, first African-American mayor of Oakland, CA -- Meles Zenawi, powerful prime minister of Ethiopia
Control code
GVRL3LII
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 288 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781414481913
Isbn Type
(electronic book)
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill.
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781414481913

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