Erik McDuffie Awarded National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies Fellowships

Erik McDuffie, Brown Prize winner in 2011 has won two fellowships for his book project Garveyism in the Diasporic Midwest: The American Heartland and Global Black Freedom, 1920-1980: from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. McDuffie is Associate Professor of African American Studies and History at the University of Illinois-Champagne Urbana emcduffi@illinois.edu https://www.neh.gov/divisions/research/grant-news/fellowships-2016 https://www.acls.org/research/fellow.aspx?cid=00c45fbd-faf9-e611-9450-000c29879dd6

Cheryl Hicks Receives Multiple Fellowships and Grants

Cheryl Hicks, 2011 Brown Prize winner and 2016 chair of our nominating committee, shared with us the very good news about support she has received for her second project: a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society; a Program in African American History Mellon Scholars Post-Doctoral Fellowship from The Library Company of Philadelphia; and she was selected to participate in a NEH Summer Institute, “American Material Culture: 19th Century New York,” at the …

Marne Campbell Receives Tenure at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles 

ABWH Farwestern Director, Marne Campbell just received tenure at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.  Campbell is now an Associate Professor of African American Studies. Her first book, Making Black Los Angeles: Class, Gender, and Community, 1850-1917 was published last fall by University of North Carolina Press.  We will be celebrating Marne and all the Farwestern regions accomplishments in our annual end of the semester gathering coming soon. marne.campbell@lmu.edu

Barbara Savage Named 2018-19 Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at Oxford University

We are very proud to announce that Barbara D. Savage, has been named the 2018-19 Harmsworth Visiting Professor of American History at Oxford University.  Savage is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor in American Social Thought and chair of Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.   As part of the year-long appointment, Savage also will be a Fellow at The Queen’s College and be affiliated with the faculty at Oxford’s Rothermere …

ABWH Statement on Child Brutality in Columbia, South Carolina 

The Association of Black Women Historians joins with people of conscience who demand that Richland County South Carolina Drop the Charges Against Niya Kenny and the 16-year-old Black Girl Brutalized by Former School Resource Officer Ben Fields.Like many across the nation, the members of the Association of Black Women Historians have been horrified by the brutal assault on a teenager at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina.  The …

ABWH Statement on the Modern-Day Lynching of Black Women in the U.S. Justice System

ABWH Statement on the Modern-Day Lynching of Black Women in the U.S. Justice System The suspicious death of Sandra Bland, 28, found hanged to death in a Texas jail cell three days after being arrested for an improper lane change, is the latest outrage in the long history of assaults on black women and girls by the United States Justice System. The members of the Association of Black Women Historians …

An Open Statement to the Fans of The Help

An Open Statement to the Fans of The Help http://www.truth.abwh.org On behalf of the Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH), this statement provides historical context to address widespread stereotyping presented in both the film and novel version of The Help. The book has sold over three million copies, and heavy promotion of the movie will ensure its success at the box office. Despite efforts to market the book and the …