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Darlene Clark Hine Award

The deadline for the 2016 award has passed. Information on the 2017 award will be available summer 2016.


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, 2015 through December 31, 2015.

The award will be presented at the 2016 OAH Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, April 7–10.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2016 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 1, 2015.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 1, 2015 and before January 1, 2016. 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 7, 2016.

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 2016. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation.

Darlene Clark Hine Award Committee

Bernadette Pruitt (Committee Chair)
Sam Houston State University
Department of History
459 Academic Building 4
Huntsville TX 77341-3329

Lynn M. Hudson
Department of History
University of Illinois at Chicago
601 South Morgan Street M/C 198
Chicago IL 60607

Barbara Ransby
Department of African American Studies
University of Illinois at Chicago
601 South Morgan Street M/C 069
Chicago IL 60607-7112

Fath Davis Ruffins
3200 Varnum Street
Mt. Rainier Maryland 20712
[Affiliation: National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution]


List of Past Winners