Liberty Legacy Foundation Award

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2020
 

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, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

The award will be presented at the 2021 OAH Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, April1 15–18.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2021 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, 2020.

Bound page proofs may be used for books to be published after October 1, 2020 and before January 1, 2021. 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, 2021. (Please see “Submission Policy” at right.)

The final decision will be made by the Liberty Legacy Foundation Award Committee by February 2021. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting 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

Jakobi Williams (Committee Chair)
Indiana University, Bloomington
jakowill@indiana.edu
Applicants should contact by e-mail for mailing address.

Shannon King
Canisius Hall 213
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson RD
Fairfield CT 06824-5171

Ula Taylor
University of California, Berkeley
uyt@berkeley.edu
Applicants should contact by e-mail for mailing address.

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY OCTOBER 1, 2020

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