Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book, Anthology, and Article Award Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH) is pleased to announce the 2017 Letitia Woods Brown prizes for the best book, anthology, and article in African American women’s history. The Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prizes and the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Article Prize are awarded annually by ABWH. The competition is open to all books, anthologies, and articles concerning African American women’s history published between June …
The latest issue of TRUTH: The Newsletter of the Association of Black Women Historians is available for download here. Thank you ABWH Publications Director Shennette M. Garrett-Scott for a beautiful newsletter!
Congratulations to Karen Cook Bell, who received tenure and promotion at Bowie State University in Bowie, MD. Dr. Bell is now Associate Professor of History at Bowie State University. Her book Claiming Freedom: Race, Kinship, and Land in Nineteenth-Century Georgia will be published in January 2018 by the University of South Carolina Press.
This week the Pulitzer Prize Committee awarded the history prize to Heather Ann Thompson, University of Michigan for her book on the Attica Prison Uprising: Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy (Pantheon). The citation read in part “For a narrative history that sets high standards for scholarly judgment and tenacity of inquiry in seeking the truth about the 1971 Attica prison riots.” Congratulations, Heather …
Our sincere congratulations go out to Dr. Crystal R Sanders whose new book A Chance for Change: Head Start and Mississippi’s Black Freedom Struggle (University of North Carolina Press, 2016 in the John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture) won the AERA 2017 New Scholars Book Award. The History and Historiography Division of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) has recognized the book as the best published in the …
We invite you to join us for a symposium on African American women’s history in honor of Professor Darlene Clark Hine as she retires from Northwestern University. On May 12– 13, 2017, the Center for African American History along with the Department of African American Studies will convene:
The ABWH Luncheon is the annual convening of members of the organization. The annual ABWH luncheon will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the ASALH meeting in Cincinnati, OH at the Regency Hotel. Our theme this year is “Black Women Educating for Social Justice: Teaching the Past, Imagining the Future” and we are honored to have as our keynote speaker Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.
ABWH salutes Dr. Aura Wharton-Beck, ABWH Life Member, who was awarded the 2017 Sapientia Award for Scholarly Work Focused on Women by the University of St. Thomas-Minnesota.
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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS & PAPERS May 17-19, 2018