The ABWH is proud to offer prizes and honors that celebrate and acknowledge exceptional scholarship on women of African descent and historical issues that consider intersections of race and gender. It also recognizes up-and-coming stars and accomplished experts in fields history and related fields. The awards are presented annually at the ABWH Luncheon during the ASALH meeting.

The generous donations of our members help make our awards possible. Please consider donating above your membership dues to our awards in the Cart section of the website.

Publication Awards

The Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Publication Award is a merit-based, monetary prize awarded for an article, anthology, biography, and/or book published in the award year.

Awards for Academics in the History Field

The Lillian Hornsby Memorial Award is a merit-based, monetary prize awarded to an Africana woman undergraduate student pursing a degree in history or peripheral humanities field.

The Drusilla Dunjee Houston Award is a merit-based, monetary prize awarded to an Africana women graduate student pursing a masters or doctorate degree in history.

The Rosalyn Terborg-Penn Junior Faculty Award is a merit-based, professional recognition award and monetary prize for an outstanding Africana woman junior faculty member.

Awards for Academics and Others in History and/or Related Field

The Lillian Hornsby Memorial Award is a merit-based, monetary prize awarded to an Africana woman undergraduate student pursing a degree in history or peripheral humanities field.

The Lorraine Anderson Williams Leadership Award is a merit-based, professional recognition award and monetary prize for accomplished Africana women scholars.

Please click on each award for additional details, including submission deadlines and requirements.