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Darlene Clark Hine Award

The deadline for the 2018 award has passed. Information on the 2019 award will be available summer 2018.


The 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, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

The award will be presented at the 2018 OAH Annual Meeting in Sacramento, California, April 12–14.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2018 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 2, 2017.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 2, 2017 and before January 1, 2018. 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 8, 2018.

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 2018. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation.

Darlene Clark Hine Award Committee

Sherie M. Randolph (Committee Chair)
Georgia Tech
School of History and Sociology
Box G23
221 Bobby Dodd Way
Atlanta Georgia 30332

Marcia Chatelain
Georgetown University
History Department
ICC 624
Washington DC 20057

Dayo Gore
University of California, San Diego
Department of Ethnic Studies
9500 Gilman Drive, M/C - 0522
La Jolla CA 92093

Sarah Haley
University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Gender Studies
Box 951504, 1120 Rolfe Hall
Los Angeles CA 90095

Leah Wright Rigueur
Harvard University
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 104
79 JFK Street
Cambridge MA 02138


List of Past Winners