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Darlene Clark Hine Award

The deadline for the 2017 award has passed. Information on the 2018 award will be available summer 2017.


Darlene Clark HineThe Darlene Clark Hine Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best book in African American women's and gender history. The award is named for Darlene Clark Hine, a pioneer in African American women’s and gender history and past president of the OAH 2001–2002.

Each entry must be published during the period January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

The award will be presented at the 2017 OAH Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 6–9.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2017 Darlene Clark Hine Award Entry,” must be mailed directly to the committee members listed below. Each committee member must receive all submissions postmarked by October 3, 2016.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 3, 2016 and before January 1, 2017. If a bound page proof is submitted, a bound copy of the book must be sent to each committee member and postmarked no later than January 9, 2017.

If a book carries a copyright date that is different from the publication date, but the actual publication date falls during the correct timeframe making it eligible, please include a letter of explanation from the publisher with each copy of the book sent to the committee members. (Please see “Submission Policy” at right.)

The final decision will be made by the Darlene Clark Hine Award Committee by February 2017. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation.

Darlene Clark Hine Award Committee

Donna Murch (Committee Chair)
687 West 204th Street
Apartment 3B
New York NY 10034-3009
[Affiliation: Rutgers University]

Erik S. McDuffie
715 West Iowa Street
Urbana IL 61801
[Affiliation: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign]

Brenda E. Stevenson
Department of History
6265 Bunche Hall
University of California, Los Angeles
405 Hilgard Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90095

Charissa Threat
784 Ponce de Leon Place NE
Apartment 313
Atlanta GA 30306-4155
[Affiliation: Spelman College]


List of Past Winners