Emerging Scholars Summer Mentoring Program — George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center

The Richards Center at Penn State sponsors a FREE weeklong summer program for students from underrepresented backgrounds who want to learn more about pursuing a PhD in History. The application deadline has been extended until April 15. Please encourage your students to apply.  More information can be found at the website below.  Crystal Sanders, an ABWH life member, directs the program. The Richards Center Emerging Scholars Summer Mentoring Program exposes students to …

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 …