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Title Contemporary Black biography. Volume 56 [Gale Virtual Reference Library electronic resource] : profiles from the international Black community / Sara and Tom Pendergast, editors.

Imprint Detroit, Mich. : Thomson Gale, c2006.
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Series Gale virtual reference library
Note "ISSN 1058-1316".
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje -- Etta Moten Barnett -- Paul Yaw Boateng -- Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues -- Bruce Bruce -- Henry Thacker Burleigh -- R. L. Burnside -- Kurt Carr -- Frederick Chiluba -- Ciara -- Donn Clendenon -- Eric Jerome Dickey -- Waris Dirie -- Hazel Dukes -- Tourie and Damien Escobar -- Roland G. Fryer -- Nona Gaye -- Grant Green -- Nona Hendryx -- Shirley Horn -- Ronald Isley -- Johnnie Johnson -- Kathie-Ann Joseph -- Oliver Lewis -- Augustus Nathaniel Lushington -- Lyfe -- William Carrington March -- Aaron McGruder -- Mobutu Sese Seko -- Mswati III -- Anthony Mundine -- Nawal M. Nour -- Stella Obasanjo -- Daniel Packer -- Rosa Parks -- Warren Perry -- Sandra Pinckney -- John Levy Procope -- Richard Pryor -- Tim Reid -- Lionel Rose -- Son Seals -- Siji -- Eileen Southern -- Sheryl Swoopes -- Andre Leon Talley -- Don Thompson -- Faya Ora Rose Toure -- Lloyd G. Trotter -- C. DeLores Tucker -- Usher -- Argelia Velez-Rodriguez -- Rasheed Wallace -- Nathan Wright, Jr. -- Addie L. Wyatt.
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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mi : Gale. Available via World Wide Web.
Original Version Original: ix, 269 p. : photos. ; 29 cm.
System Details Mode of access: Internet.
Subject Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Adewale, 1967-
Barnett, Etta Moten, 1902-
Boateng, Paul Yaw.
Bogues, Tyrone, 1965-
Bruce, Bruce, 1963-
Burleigh, H. T. (Harry Thacker), 1866-1949.
Burnside, R. L. (Rural L.), 1926-2005.
Carr, Kurt.
Chiluba, Frederick, 1943-
Ciara, vocalist.
Clendenon, Donn.
Dickey, Eric Jerome.
Dirie, Waris.
Dukes, Hazel.
Escobar, Tourie.
Escobar, Damien.
Fryer, Roland G.
Gaye, Nona.
Green, Grant.
Hendryx, Nona.
Horn, Shirley.
Isley, Ronald.
Johnson, Johnnie, 1924-2005.
Joseph, Kathie-Ann.
Lewis, Oliver.
Lushington, Augustus Nathaniel.
Jennings, Lyfe.
March, William Carrington.
McGruder, Aaron.
Mobutu Sese Seko, 1930-1997.
Mswati III, King of Swaziland, 1968-
Mundine, Anthony.
Nour, Nawal M.
Obasanjo, Stella.
Packer, Daniel.
Parks, Rosa, 1913-2005.
Perry, Warren R.
Pinckney, Sandra.
Procope, John Levy.
Pryor, Richard.
Reid, Tim, 1944-
Rose, Lionel.
Seals, Son.
Siji.
Southern, Eileen.
Swoopes, Sheryl.
Talley, Andre Leon.
Thompson, Don.
Toure, Faya Ora Rose.
Trotter, Lloyd G.
Tucker, C. DeLores.
Usher.
Velez-Rodriguez, Argelia.
Wallace, Rasheed.
Wright, Nathan.
Wyatt, Addie L., 1924-
African Americans -- Biography.
Blacks -- Biography.
Added Author Pendergast, Sara, editor.
Pendergast, Tom, editor.
Gale Group.
ISBN 9781414410210 (electronic book)
1414410212 (electronic book)
0787679283
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