2014 ABWH Anthology Now Available!!
Liberating Minds; Liberating Society: Black Women in the Development of American Culture and Society edited by Dr. Lopez D Matthews Jr, Dr. Kenvi C Phillips
Throughout the black experience, African American women contributed to the cultural, economic, educational, and political development of the African American community. They did so while maintaining the image of respectable women who supported both each other and their race. Topics discussed include black femininity, pathological matriarchy in the African American community, and black women on the international stage.
Table of Contents:
Cheerleading vs. White Supremacy: A Summary of Katie Williams’ Life of Resistance
TaKeia N. Anthony
“No Race Has Succeeded Without a Good and Strong Womanhood”: Black Nationalist Women and the Politics of Gender in the Negro World, 1924-1927
Keisha N. Blain
War and Redemption in the Cloth
Barbara Christian: Fighting For Black Women’s Literary Voices
Pushing Daisy: the Activism, Leadership, and (Un)Respectable Politics of Daisy Bates
Kelisha B. Graves
Voting is for the Beautiful and the Smart Ones Too: Alice Dunbar-Nelson and the Women’s Suffrage Movement
African-American Women in the “Public Sphere”
Pathological Matriarchy?: Black Women, The Moynihan Report, and
Black Power Antiwar Activism
Amanda L. Higgins
“Just Like My Momma Use to Say”: African American Mothers as Keepers and Teachers of Culture
Pamela Twyman Hoff
A Nod to Women of the Race: Seeking to Understand Kelly Miller
Ida E. Jones
Nina Simone! A Liberation Artist of the 1960s
Regina V. Jones
African American Women and the Niagara Movement 1905-1909
Anita Nahal and Lopez D. Matthews Jr
Muslim African American Women: “The Qur’an, Human Excellence and the Four Rivers”
The Growing Need of Light on Race Origins: On Drusilla Dunjee Houston’s Philosophy of History
Women without Men: African American Widows in Post-Emancipation Maryland
Building Bridges Between Black America and the World: Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune’s 1949 Trip to Haiti
Clara Burrill Bruce: An Aristocrat in the African American Freedom Struggle
Crystal R. Sanders
“I’m ‘Gon Die with my Boots On:” Hattie Williams, The Oakland Study Center, and her Fight to Mother a Community
Founding Mother, Confounding Narratives: Harriet Wilson’s Past & Present New England
In Defense of Black Womanhood and Femininity in Slavery
Jervette R. Ward
Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book and Article Award
The Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize and the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Article Prize are awarded annually by the Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH) for the best book, anthology, and article about African American women's history. The competition is open to all books and articles about African American women's history published since August 2012, including those written by members and non-members of ABWH.
Deadline for nomination: All application materials should be received by May 31, 2013.
Please send five copies of the entry, a letter of nomination, and any supporting material about the book, anthology, or article to:
P. O. Box 7715
Silver Spring, MD 20907
Winners will be notified no later than August 30, 2013 and honored on October 5, 2013 at the annual ABWH luncheon during the Association for the Study of African American Life and History Convention in Jacksonville, FL. For additional information about the prize, contact committee chair Kenvi Phillips, PhD at
Call for Papers, Chairs, and Commentators for the Annual Conference of the Western Association of Women Historians to be held in Pomona, California, May 1-3, 2014. The Program Committee invites proposals for panels or single papers in all fields, periods and regions of history. We also welcome roundtables on issues of interest to the historical profession. To foster discussions across national boundaries and historical periods, we particularly encourage panels along thematic lines. All proposals will be vetted by a group of scholars. Self-nominations from scholars to serve as commentators or panel chairs. If you plan to attend the 2014 meeting and would like to serve as a chair or commentator, please submit a brief statement outlining your areas of expertise, topics of special interest and a short vitae. Specify the role(s) you are willing to play. Deadline for submission for all prospective participants is Monday, September 16, 2013. Please find submission forms at the WAWH website (www.wawh.org).
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).
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2013
Each entry must be published during the period January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2014.
The award will be presented at the 2014 OAH Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, April 10-13.
For more information visit:http://www.oah.org/programs-resources/awards/darlene-clark-hine-award/
In Spite of the Double Drawbacks: African American Women in History and Culture
ABWH is honoring Black history and Women’s history month together in this special collection of essays which covers a variety of issues from civil rights to jobs training and education and entertainment to contemporary issues such as the impact of literature feminism and the arts.
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As the nation prepared to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th Anniversary of March on Washington, with this anthology, the Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH) is turned an eye to the contributions of African American women in the struggle for freedom. From the beginnings of the nation, African American women have been at the forefront of the struggle for human rights for African Americans. Articles included in this anthology focus on the work of African American women who were active in Civil Rights organizations and also active in gaining recognition of African Americans in the fields of business, entertainment, and education.
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