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The Resource Contemporary Black biography : profiles from the international Black community, Volume 101, [project editor, Margaret Mazurkiewicz], (electronic resource eBook)

Contemporary Black biography : profiles from the international Black community, Volume 101, [project editor, Margaret Mazurkiewicz], (electronic resource eBook)

Label
Contemporary Black biography : profiles from the international Black community, Volume 101
Title
Contemporary Black biography
Title remainder
profiles from the international Black community
Title number
Volume 101
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 101, [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
  • Kwame Anthony Appiah : groundbreaking scholar and philosopher -- Lloyd Austin : highest-ranking African-American officer in the U.S. military -- Banda Joyce : first woman president of Malawi -- Naomi Beckwith : rising curator at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art -- Bilal : critically acclaimed neo-soul singer and songwriter -- Adam Bradley : scholar who drew attention to poetic roots of rap and hip-hop -- Hannibal Buress : stand-up comic and writer for 30 Rock -- Josaphat Celestin : first Haitian American to lead major American city -- Carl Clark : World War II hero recognized for bravery more than 60 years later -- Bill Cobbs : character actor remembered for stage and screen roles -- George Crum : restaurateur who invented the potato chip -- Lisa Delpit : advocate of culturally appropriate teaching methods -- Lydia R. Diamond : award-winning dramatist whose Stick Fly opened on Broadway in 2011 -- Rita Dove : Pulitzer Prize-winning poet -- Kimberly Elise : actress known for emotional roles in Diary of a Mad Black Woman and For Colored Girls -- Fishbone : high-energy alternative rock band from LA -- Nelson George : thought-provoking filmmaker and cultural critic -- Artis Gilmore : Hall of Fame center known as "A Train" -- Robert Glasper : innovative pianist who fused jazz and hip-hop --
  • Frank S. Greene Jr. : engineer whose technology was applied in aerospace industry -- George Washington Henderson : first African American inducted into Phi Beta Kappa -- Magic Johnson : NBA superstar of the 1980s and spokesman for AIDS awareness -- Genevieve Jones : modern-day Holly Golightly, dubbed "Girl of the Moment" -- Rashida Jones : actress known for roles on The Office and Parks and Recreation -- Jamal Joseph : Black Panther activist who rose to prominence as an educator and dramatist -- Joseph Kony : notorious Ugandan warlord charged with crimes against humanity -- Elizabeth Duncan Koontz : schoolteacher who became the first black president of the National Education Association -- Henrietta Lacks : unwitting research subject whose cells enabled important medical breakthroughs -- John Mercer Langston : abolitionist and attorney who became the first black congressman from Virginia -- Maishe Maponya : South African playwright and activist known for anti-Apartheid works of the 1980s -- Richard Maponya : South African businessman who helped undermine apartheid -- Lucky Millinder : bandleader who influenced popular music in the 1940s and 1950s -- Robbie Montgomery : reality TV star and proprietor of Sweetie Pie's soul food restaurant in St. Louis, MO --
  • New Edition : R&B group remembered for "Candy Girl" and "Mr. Telephone Man" -- Ngugu wa Thiong'o : important Kenyan writer of the postcolonial era -- Ken Norton : heavyweight boxing champion of the 1970s -- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala : Nigerian finance minister and former World Bank economist -- Keith Powell : actor and director known for role on 30 Rock -- David Price : lefty ace for the Tampa Bay Rays -- Proof : Detroit rap artist and mentor to Eminem -- Martin Puryear : prominent sculptor know for working with natural materials -- Jessica Reedy : gospel singer who gained fame on BET's Sunday's Best -- The Roots : Grammy-winning hip-hop group and Jimmy Fallon's house band -- Macky Sall : Senegalese president elected in hard-fought election in 2012 -- Malam Bacai Sanha : president of Guinea-Bissau who died in office in 2012 -- Mona Scott-Young : mastermind of VH1's Love & Hip-Hop -- Richard Seymour : defensive lineman who helped lead Patriots to three Super Bowl titles -- Archie Shepp : protege of John Coltrane who experimented with free jazz -- Syne : Belizean rapper who restarted his career after prison term -- Norma Merrick Sklarek : first black female admitted to the American Institute of Architects -- Lee Smith : dominating relief pitcher who set all-time saves record -- J.B. Stradford : businessman falsely accused of inciting 1921 race riot in Oklahoma -- Hubert Sumlin : blues guitarist and accompanist to Howlin' Wolf -- Baratunde Thurston : comedian, television host, and author of the best-selling book How to Be Black -- Andre Watts : world-renowned classical pianist awarded the National Medal of Arts
Control code
GVRL3LIL
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 200 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781414481937
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) i9781414481937
Label
Contemporary Black biography : profiles from the international Black community, Volume 101, [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
  • Kwame Anthony Appiah : groundbreaking scholar and philosopher -- Lloyd Austin : highest-ranking African-American officer in the U.S. military -- Banda Joyce : first woman president of Malawi -- Naomi Beckwith : rising curator at Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art -- Bilal : critically acclaimed neo-soul singer and songwriter -- Adam Bradley : scholar who drew attention to poetic roots of rap and hip-hop -- Hannibal Buress : stand-up comic and writer for 30 Rock -- Josaphat Celestin : first Haitian American to lead major American city -- Carl Clark : World War II hero recognized for bravery more than 60 years later -- Bill Cobbs : character actor remembered for stage and screen roles -- George Crum : restaurateur who invented the potato chip -- Lisa Delpit : advocate of culturally appropriate teaching methods -- Lydia R. Diamond : award-winning dramatist whose Stick Fly opened on Broadway in 2011 -- Rita Dove : Pulitzer Prize-winning poet -- Kimberly Elise : actress known for emotional roles in Diary of a Mad Black Woman and For Colored Girls -- Fishbone : high-energy alternative rock band from LA -- Nelson George : thought-provoking filmmaker and cultural critic -- Artis Gilmore : Hall of Fame center known as "A Train" -- Robert Glasper : innovative pianist who fused jazz and hip-hop --
  • Frank S. Greene Jr. : engineer whose technology was applied in aerospace industry -- George Washington Henderson : first African American inducted into Phi Beta Kappa -- Magic Johnson : NBA superstar of the 1980s and spokesman for AIDS awareness -- Genevieve Jones : modern-day Holly Golightly, dubbed "Girl of the Moment" -- Rashida Jones : actress known for roles on The Office and Parks and Recreation -- Jamal Joseph : Black Panther activist who rose to prominence as an educator and dramatist -- Joseph Kony : notorious Ugandan warlord charged with crimes against humanity -- Elizabeth Duncan Koontz : schoolteacher who became the first black president of the National Education Association -- Henrietta Lacks : unwitting research subject whose cells enabled important medical breakthroughs -- John Mercer Langston : abolitionist and attorney who became the first black congressman from Virginia -- Maishe Maponya : South African playwright and activist known for anti-Apartheid works of the 1980s -- Richard Maponya : South African businessman who helped undermine apartheid -- Lucky Millinder : bandleader who influenced popular music in the 1940s and 1950s -- Robbie Montgomery : reality TV star and proprietor of Sweetie Pie's soul food restaurant in St. Louis, MO --
  • New Edition : R&B group remembered for "Candy Girl" and "Mr. Telephone Man" -- Ngugu wa Thiong'o : important Kenyan writer of the postcolonial era -- Ken Norton : heavyweight boxing champion of the 1970s -- Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala : Nigerian finance minister and former World Bank economist -- Keith Powell : actor and director known for role on 30 Rock -- David Price : lefty ace for the Tampa Bay Rays -- Proof : Detroit rap artist and mentor to Eminem -- Martin Puryear : prominent sculptor know for working with natural materials -- Jessica Reedy : gospel singer who gained fame on BET's Sunday's Best -- The Roots : Grammy-winning hip-hop group and Jimmy Fallon's house band -- Macky Sall : Senegalese president elected in hard-fought election in 2012 -- Malam Bacai Sanha : president of Guinea-Bissau who died in office in 2012 -- Mona Scott-Young : mastermind of VH1's Love & Hip-Hop -- Richard Seymour : defensive lineman who helped lead Patriots to three Super Bowl titles -- Archie Shepp : protege of John Coltrane who experimented with free jazz -- Syne : Belizean rapper who restarted his career after prison term -- Norma Merrick Sklarek : first black female admitted to the American Institute of Architects -- Lee Smith : dominating relief pitcher who set all-time saves record -- J.B. Stradford : businessman falsely accused of inciting 1921 race riot in Oklahoma -- Hubert Sumlin : blues guitarist and accompanist to Howlin' Wolf -- Baratunde Thurston : comedian, television host, and author of the best-selling book How to Be Black -- Andre Watts : world-renowned classical pianist awarded the National Medal of Arts
Control code
GVRL3LIL
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 200 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781414481937
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) i9781414481937

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