ABWH/ASALH Joint Luncheon at ASALH, October 6

Get your early bird tickets for the ABWH/ASALH Joint Luncheon during the ASALH meeting. The luncheon is Saturday, October 6 at 12 noon at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. The luncheon emcee is our own ABWH National Director Francille Rusan Wilson, and ABWH Life Member Erica Armstrong Dunbar is the speaker. ABWH Life Member Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham is ASALH President. For details, see www.asalh.org/conference. To register for the conference and buy tickets to …

Graduate and Awards Reception at ASALH – Save the Date!

The ABWH Graduate and Awards Reception will be held Saturday September 29, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. in Indianapolis. The place is TBD, but mark the date. We will announce winners of the ABWH prizes during the reception. It will also provide a chance for graduate students and early-career scholars (i.e., less than three years from the Ph.D.) to network and fellowship with each other and other ABWH members. Light hors …

2018 LETITIA WOODS BROWN MEMORIAL BOOK, ANTHOLOGY, AND ARTICLE PRIZE

The Association of Black Women Historians is pleased to announce the 2018 Letitia Woods Brown Prize for the best book, anthology, and article in African American/African Diaspora women’s history.  The competition is open to all books, anthologies, and articles concerning African American/African Diaspora women’s history published between June 1, 2017, and May 31, 2018, including those written by members and non-members of ABWH.  The prizes are awarded annually. Authors should ask their press to nominate …

Congratulations Dr. Karen Cook Bell

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.

Thompson Wins Pulitzer Prize in History

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 …

Sanders Wins AERA 2017 New Scholars Book Award; Giddings Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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 …