Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

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Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community

Format:  Hardcover,

269 pages

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

Publish Date: Aug 2006

ISBN-13: 9780787679286

ISBN-10: 0787679283

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Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Publish Date: Aug 2006
ISBN-13: 9780787679286
ISBN-10: 0787679283
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 269
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.15
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Chapter outline

Introductionp. ix
Cumulative Nationality Indexp. 175
Cumulative Occupation Indexp. 187
Cumulative Subject Indexp. 207
Cumulative Name Indexp. 255
Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adewale: British-born actor and modelp. 1
Barnett, Etta Moten: Pioneering 1930s entertainerp. 3
Boateng, Paul Yaw: Trailblazing British politicianp. 6
Bogues, Tyrone "Muggsy": Shortest player in NBA historyp. 9
Bruce, Bruce: The "mayor of comedyp. 12
Burleigh, Henry Thacker: Classical vocalist and composerp. 14
Burnside, R.L.: Legendary blues guitaristp. 17
Carr, Kurt: Christian songwriter and choir directorp. 20
Chiluba, Frederick: Former president of Zambiap. 23
Ciara: Youthful R&B vocalistp. 27
Clendenon, Donn: World Series MVP and lawyerp. 30
Dickey, Eric Jerome: Best-selling author of women's fictionp. 33
Dirie, Waris: Women's rights activist and model from Somaliap. 36
Dukes, Hazel: Controversial civil rights activistp. 39
Escobar, Tourie and Damien: Nuttin' but Stringz musiciansp. 41
Fryer, Roland G.: Economist and Harvard professorp. 44
Gaye, Nona: Singer turned actressp. 46
Green, Grant: Unique jazz guitaristp. 49
Hendryx, Nona: Former Labelle singer and solo artistp. 53
Horn, Shirley: Jazz musician and pianistp. 56
Isley, Ronald: Singer and songwriter for the Isley Brothersp. 60
Johnson, Johnnie: Rock & roll pianistp. 64
Joseph, Kathie-Ann: Doctor and breast cancer researcherp. 67
Lewis, Oliver: Winner of inaugural Kentucky Derbyp. 70
Lushington, Augustus Nathaniel: Trinidad-born veterinarianp. 72
Lyfe: Soulful singer-songwriterp. 75
March, William Carrington: Funeral home directorp. 78
McGruder, Aaron: "The Boondocks" comic strip creatorp. 82
Mobutu Sese Seko: Ruled Zaire for decadesp. 85
Mswati III: King of Africa's last absolute monarchyp. 90
Mundine, Anthony: Rugby player and boxerp. 94
Nour, Nawal M.: Established hospital for African womenp. 97
Obasanjo, Stella: Nigerian first lady and political activistp. 100
Packer, Daniel: Nuclear power plant executivep. 103
Parks, Rosa: "Mother of the Civil Rights Movementp. 106
Perry, Warren: Rebellious archeologist and educatorp. 111
Pinckney, Sandra: Well-traveled television journalistp. 114
Procope, John Levy: Entrepreneurial insurance executive and publisherp. 117
Pryor, Richard: Legendary comedianp. 120
Reid, Tim: Creative actor, director, and producerp. 125
Rose, Lionel: Australian boxerp. 128
Seals, Son: Innovative blues musicianp. 132
Siji: British-born musician with original soundp. 135
Southern, Eileen: Black music history expertp. 138
Swoopes, Sheryl: All-star basketball playerp. 141
Talley, Andre Leon: Influential Vogue editor and stylesetterp. 145
Thompson, Don: McDonald's restaurant executivep. 148
Toure, Faya Ora Rose: Multi-talented civil rights activist and attorneyp. 151
Trotter, Lloyd G.: Business Executivep. 154
Tucker, C. DeLores: Longtime civil rights activistp. 157
Usher: R&B sensation and actorp. 161
Velez-Rodriguez, Argelia: Cuban-born educatorp. 164
Wallace, Rasheed: Outspoken NBA starp. 166
Wright, Jr., Nathan: Leading black power movement advocatep. 170
Wyatt, Addie L.: Labor leader and pastorp. 173

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