Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Black Community (Hardcover)
This biographical reference covers prominent black individuals from around the world. Illustrated entries provide not only biographical details, but also list writings and sources for further reading. Profiles include: civil rights activists, such as Martin Luther King and Jesse Jackson; political, legal and government figures, such as Mobute Sese Seko, Colin Powell, Maxine Walters and L. Douglas Wilder; individuals in the worlds of science, technology and medicine, such as Benjamin Carson, Helene D. Gayle, Garrett Morgan and Daniel Hale;and authors, entertainers and other notable professionals. The text contains 70 full-length biographies, divided into the following sections: portrait; date and place of birth; family names; education; address; career data; meemberships; awards received; and books written.