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 to this year’s ABWH award winners!
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.
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 …
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 …
We invite you to join us for a symposium on African American women’s history in honor of Professor Darlene Clark Hine as she retires from Northwestern University. On May 12– 13, 2017, the Center for African American History along with the Department of African American Studies will convene:
ABWH salutes Dr. Aura Wharton-Beck, ABWH Life Member, who was awarded the 2017 Sapientia Award for Scholarly Work Focused on Women by the University of St. Thomas-Minnesota.
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Alumni Choose Juliet Walker As One of Top 10 University of Texas Professors
Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, Assistant Professor of History at University of California, Berkeley received an NEH fellowship for her project on “Women, American Slavery, and the Law.”