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 …

Save the Date: 2017 ABWH Annual Luncheon 

The ABWH Luncheon is the annual convening of members of the organization. The annual ABWH luncheon will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the ASALH meeting in Cincinnati, OH at the Regency Hotel.  Our theme this year is “Black Women Educating for Social Justice: Teaching the Past, Imagining the Future” and we are honored to have as our keynote speaker Dr. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.  

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