Darlene Clark Hine Award


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, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

The award will be presented at the 2022 OAH Conference on American History in Boston, MA, March 31–April 3.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2022 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, 2021.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 1, 2021 and before January 1, 2022. 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, 2022.

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 2022. 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

Crystal R. Sanders (Committee Chair)
308 Snead Drive
Clayton NC 27527
[Affiliation: Pennsylvania State University]

Le’Trice Donaldson
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Department of the Humanities
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5814
Corpus Christi TX 78412-5814

Shennette Garrett-Scott
c/o Ms. Mary W. Johnson, Executive Assistant
Texas A&M University
Department of History
4236 TAMU
College Station TX 77843

Sheena Harris
West Virginia University
Department of History
Woodburn Hall 220, Box 6303
1515 University Avenue
Morgantown WV 26505

Tyler D. Parry
7846 Airola Peak Street
Las Vegas NV 89166
[Affiliation: University of Nevada, Las Vegas]


List of Past Winners