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Liberty Legacy Foundation Award

DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2015

Inspired by OAH President Darlene Clark Hine’s call in her 2002 OAH presidential address for more research on the origins of the civil rights movement in the period before 1954, the Liberty Legacy Foundation Award is given annually by the Organization of American Historians to the author of the best book by a historian on the civil rights struggle from the beginnings of the nation to the present.

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 Liberty Legacy Foundation 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 received by each committee member and postmarked no later than January 7, 2016. (Please see “Submission Policy” at right.)

The final decision will be made by the Liberty Legacy Foundation Award Committee by February 2016. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation, where she or he will receive a cash award and a plaque.

Liberty Legacy Foundation Award Committee

Kevin Allen Leonard (Committee Chair)
Department of History, MS 9061
Western Washington University
516 High Street
Bellingham WA 98225-9061

Cheryl Greenberg
76 Whiting Lane
West Hartford CT 06119
[Affiliation: Trinity College, Hartford CT]

Clarence Lang
Department of African and African-American Studies
University of Kansas
Room 9 Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence KS 66045-7475

DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2015

List of Past Winners