Darlene Clark Hine Award

The deadline has passed. Information on the 2024 award will be available summer 2023.

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A black and white photograph of Darlene Clark Hine

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, 2022 through December 31, 2022.

The award will be presented at the 2023 OAH Conference on American History in Los Angeles, CA, March 30–April 2.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2023 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, 2022.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 1, 2022 and before January 1, 2023. 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, 2023.

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 2023. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Conference on American History and awards presentation. By applying for this award, you are agreeing to OAH’s use of your data however it is needed in the normal course of business if selected as winner or honorable mention. ​Read our privacy policy here.

Darlene Clark Hine Award Committee

Michelle R. Scott (Committee Chair)
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Department of History, 526 Fine Arts North
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250-0002
Please e-mail the title(s) you are submitting for consideration so the committee can verify that all books have been received: mscott@umbc.edu

Deidre Hill Butler
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, 12308

Natanya Duncan
10201 Flatlands Avenue, Unit #360055
Brooklyn, NY 11236
[Affiliation: Queens College, CUNY]

Duchess Harris
401 Vadnais Lake Drive
Vadnais Heights, MN 55127
[Affiliation: Macalester College]

LaShawn D. Harris
Michigan State University
Department of History
Old Horticulture Building
526 East Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824

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List of Past Winners