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Liberty Legacy Foundation Award

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

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 2, 2017

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, 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 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 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 received by each committee member and postmarked no later than January 8, 2018. (Please see “Submission Policy” at right.)

The final decision will be made by the Liberty Legacy Foundation Award Committee by February 2018. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation.

Liberty Legacy Foundation Award Committee

Paul Ortiz (Committee Chair)
2115 NW 7th Lane
Gainesville FL 32603
[Affiliation: University of Florida]

Carol Anderson
Emory University
207 Candler Library
550 Asbury Circle
Atlanta GA  30322

Charles W. McKinney
Rhodes College
Department of History
2000 North Parkway
Memphis TN 38112

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 2, 2017

List of Past Winners