Call for Essays: Black Women and the Archive

Call for Essays:  Black Women and the Archive Description: Members of the Association of Black Women Historians probably know better than most about the challenges, inequities, and frustrations that accompany archival research. At the same time, each one of us has had that research altering find, that reclamation of a sister or a part of history that not only had been long lost, forgotten, or ignored, but that likely ended up …

Andaiye, Caribbean Radicalism, and a Black Woman’s Critical Imprint

Andaiye, one of the co-founders of the political party the Working Peoples Alliance (WPA), in partnership with the late historian and activist Dr. Walter Rodney, died on May 31, 2019. She was a dynamic African-Guyanese activist and intellectual who stood up for the rights of women, children, and the disenfranchised for most of her life. She was a force of nature in Guyanese and global politics. Most well known for …

In Memoriam: Dr. Toni Morrison, 1931-2019

Today we acknowledge the passing of Dr. Toni Morrison. Dr. Morrison was the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. The author of 11 novels, children’s books, an opera, and critical essays, Dr. Morrison’s haunting, incisive book, Beloved, won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize. Her prose powerfully invoked both the awesome beauty and historical torment of Black womanhood in America. Professor Morrison’s work bravely examined enslavement …

“That Rihanna reign just won’t let up”: Fenty, Black Beauty, and Race in the Fashion Industry.

Three and a half years have passed since Rihanna released an album despite fans, affectionately known as the Rihanna Navy, clamoring for new music from the Bajan pop music star. But there’s been no shortage of Rihanna’s presence, influence, and cultural impact amid the demands for a ninth studio album. From her award-winning and best-selling collaboration with Puma to her racially and ethnically inclusive, consumer friendly makeup brand Fenty Beauty to her …

2019 ABWH Publication Prizes Call

The Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH) is pleased to announce the following awards:  The 2019 Letitia Woods Brown Book Prize The 2019 Letitia Woods Brown Article Prize  The 2019 Drusilla Dunjee Houston Memorial Scholarship Award The 2019 Lorraine A. Williams Leadership Award The 2019 Rosalyn Terborg-Penn Junior Faculty Award  Please see below for more Information on how to apply or nominate candidates and the respective deadlines for each award.   2019 …