The latest issue of TRUTH: The Newsletter of the Association of Black Women Historians is available for download here. Thank you ABWH Publications Director Shennette M. Garrett-Scott for a beautiful newsletter!
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.
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.”
Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor of History at Georgetown University received an NEH fellowship for her project on black McDonald’s owners– “Restaurant Ownership and Civil Rights History in Chicago.”
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 email@example.com 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, 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 …