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Liberty Legacy Foundation Award

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 3, 2016

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, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

The award will be presented at the 2017 OAH Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, April 6–9.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2017 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 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 received by each committee member and postmarked no later than January 9, 2017. (Please see “Submission Policy” at right.)

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

Liberty Legacy Foundation Award Committee

Peniel E. Joseph (Committee Chair)
Center for the Study of Race and Democracy
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
The University of Texas at Austin
PO Box Y
E2700
Austin TX 78713

Robert Bauman
Department of History
Washington State University, Tri-Cities
2710 Crimson Way
Richland WA 99354

Cindy I-Fen Cheng
Department of History
University of Wisconsin-Madison
5022 Mosse Humanities Building
455 North Park Street
Madison WI 53706

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 3, 2016

List of Past Winners