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Introduction     ix
Cumulative Nationality Index     183
Cumulative Occupation Index     195
Cumulative Subject Index     215
Cumulative Name Index     263
Alcorn, George Edward: Physicist and educator     1
Andrews, Benny: Artist and activist     3
Banks, Michelle: Actress and theater company founder     7
Bennett, Gwendolyn B.: Harlem Renaissance writer and artist     10
Bing, Dave: Basketball pro turned businessman     13
Bolin, Jane Matilda: Persevering woman judge     17
Boyd, Gerald M.: Newspaper editor     20
Bradley, Ed: Legendary television journalist     23
Brooks, Tyrone: Civil rights activist and politician     27
Brown, Clarence Gatemouth: Innovative blues musician     30
Burt-Murray, Angela: Magazine editor-in-chief     34
Bush, Reggie: Professional football player     36
Campbell, Bebe Moore: Respected journalist and educator     39
Cash, Swin: Leading WNBA player     43
Cobb, William Jelani: Noted historian and professor     46
Cosby, Bill: Famous actor and activist     49
Dungy, Tony: Winning pro football coach     56
Dunham, Katherine: Celebrated in modern dancehistory     61
Edwards, Willarda V.: Physician and health advocate     66
Ellison, Keith M.: First Muslim U.S. Congressman     69
Epps, Omar: Multi-talented actor     72
Falconer, Etta Zuber: Pioneering mathematician and teacher     75
Garrett, Joyce F.: Influential government official     78
Gaston, Arthur George: Self-made businessman     81
Goings, Russell L., Jr.: Business leader and supporter of fine art     84
Gray, Farrah: Young millionaire     87
Hemphill, Jessie Mae: Blues musician and vocalist     91
Howard, Terrence: Cutting-edge actor and producer     95
Jamerson, James: Respected Motown bassist     99
Kebede, Liya: Fashion model from Ethiopia     102
Kelley, Malcolm David: Promising young actor     104
Klugh, Earl: Guitar virtuoso     106
Lenox, Adriane: Energetic stage and film actress     110
Levert, Gerald: Popular singer and songwriter     113
Loroupe, Tegla: Kenyan athlete and activist     116
Malone Jones, Vivian: Brave student and civil rights figure     118
Marshall, Kerry James: Talented modern artist     121
Matthews, Mark: American "Buffalo Soldier"     125
Olojede, Dele: Tenacious journalist      127
O'Neil, Buck: American baseball legend     130
Pace, Betty: Phyisican fighting sickle-cell disease     134
Palmer, Violet: Hard-working NBA referee     137
Paterson, David A.: Motivated New York State politician     140
Phipps, Wintley: Pastor, singer, and humanitarian     143
Pickens, James, Jr.: Versatile television actor     147
Preston, Billy: Essential R&B and pop musician     150
Purnell, Silas: Brought education to many thousands     153
Smiley, Rickey: Intelligent comedian     156
Stinson, Denise L.: Faith-based publisher     159
Stoudemire, Amare: Determined young basketball star     162
Tancil, Gladys Quander: Important American historian     165
Tergat, Paul: Outstanding distance runner     167
Vandross, Luther: Preeminent singer and songwriter     170
Webber, Chris: College and pro basketball player     174
Xuma, Madie Hall: Dedicated social activist     179
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