This second edition is a single-volume ready reference source on some 1,100 black performing artists in film, television, theatre, dance, and musical performance. The body of the work is arranged alphabetically. All artists included in the first edition are listed here, with updated information as appropriate.
Edward Mapp is Professor of Speech, Communications, & Theatre Arts at Borough of Manhattan Community College and a member of the New York City Commission on Human Rights. He is an active member of the Black Filmmakers Foundation and AUDELCO, organizations devoted to recognizing the achievements of the black performing artist.