Liberty Legacy Foundation Award

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2022

Please send as soon as possible to allow for any mail delays that might occur.

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, 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 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, 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 received by each committee member and postmarked no later than January 7, 2023. (Please see “Submission Policy” at right.)

The final decision will be made by the Liberty Legacy Foundation 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​.

Liberty Legacy Foundation Award Committee

Simon Balto (Committee Chair)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of History
3211 George Mosse Humanities Building
455 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706
Please e-mail the title(s) you are submitting for consideration so the committee can verify that all books have been received: sebalto@wisc.edu

Lauren Araiza
Until August 29, 2022
497 Wickham Way
Gahanna, OH 43230
After August 29, 2022
Denison University
Department of History
100 West College Street
Granville, OH 43023

Emilye Crosby
60 Weldon Street
Rochester, NY 14611
[Affiliation: SUNY Geneseo]

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2022

Please send as soon as possible to allow for any mail delays that might occur.

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