FRIDAY: Annual Business Meeting

The ABWH Business meeting will take place on Fri, Sep 29, from 12:00 to 2:00pm, in the Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Mezzanine Level, Continental room. The business meeting is open to to the public. Voting is restricted to members.  In an attempt to streamline the  meeting we have posted select reports on the new ABWH webpage. Paper copies of the reports will NOT be distributed on Friday.  Please review the reports  …

The 2017 ABWH Luncheon is Almost Here!!

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. Dr. Taylor is the author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, published by Haymarket Books in January 2016. The book surveys the …

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BOOK AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT: Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book, Anthology, and Article Award

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 …

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 …