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The Resource Contemporary Black biography : profiles from the international Black community, Volume 100, [project editor, Margaret Mazurkiewicz], (electronic resource eBook)

Contemporary Black biography : profiles from the international Black community, Volume 100, [project editor, Margaret Mazurkiewicz], (electronic resource eBook)

Label
Contemporary Black biography : profiles from the international Black community, Volume 100
Title
Contemporary Black biography
Title remainder
profiles from the international Black community
Title number
Volume 100
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 100, [project editor, Margaret Mazurkiewicz], (electronic resource eBook)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "ISSN 1058-1316"
  • Description based on print version record
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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
Control code
GVRL3LGQ
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 302 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781414481920
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) i9781414481920
Label
Contemporary Black biography : profiles from the international Black community, Volume 100, [project editor, Margaret Mazurkiewicz], (electronic resource eBook)
Link
Publication
Note
  • "ISSN 1058-1316"
  • Description based on print version record
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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
Control code
GVRL3LGQ
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 302 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781414481920
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) i9781414481920

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