Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Benjamin Hooks National Book Award

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis is soliciting nominations for its annual National Book Award. A panel of judges representing various disciplines and academic institutions in Memphis awards the annual prize for the book that best furthers understanding of the American Civil Rights Movement and its legacy. An award of $1,000 will be made to the author(s). The recipient(s) of the award will receive an invitation to deliver an address in the Hooks Institute Lecture Series during the 2015-2016 academic year at the University of Memphis. Books must be published in calendar year 2014 to be eligible for the award. The deadline is December 31, 2014. More information, including a list of past winners, is available here.