Thompson Wins Pulitzer Prize in History

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 …

Sanders Wins AERA 2017 New Scholars Book Award; Giddings Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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 …

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 …