Each volume of Contemporary Black Biographycontains 55 full-length biographies written in an easy-to-follow prose style, ranging from 2 to 4 pages each. Arranged alphabetically, entries are divided by subheads for quick scanning. Sections cover: Portrait (as available), Date and place of birth, Educational background, Address, Career data, Memberships, Awards received, Detailed prose essay, and Complete source citations.
Contemporary Black Biographyis not limited to coverage of only notable black Americans, nor is it restricted by a manufactured definition of "contemporary." Its multinational coverage spans this century and includes rising personalities as well as groundbreakers and newsmakers in a variety of fields.
Feature & Benefits
- Sketches typically include personal information, contact information, career history, writings, biographical and critical sources, and an informative essay that traces the entrant's personal and professional life.
- Many entries include a photo of the subject.
- Also includes four cumulative indexes: Nationality, Occupation, Subject, and Name.
All entries in this volume are new or fully revised and updated (See Table of Contents for listing.)