The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Living Legacy Award to be presented at its 87th Annual Black History Month Luncheon, February 23, 2013 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. On this occasion ASALH will announce the 2013 Black History theme – At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.
With over 180 nominations, the award recipients are:
Dr. Mary Frances Berry (Educator, Public Servant, Author and Lecturer)
Ms. Camille Billops (Visual Artist)
Dr. Pauletta Brown Bracy (Librarian)
Ms. Minnijean Brown Trickey (“Little Rock Nine” and Civil Rights Activist)
Ms. Eloise Greenfield (Children’s Book Author)
Ms. Antoinette Harrell (Documentary Producer)
Dr. Olivia Hooker (Black Pioneer in US Coast Guard and Child Psychologist)
Ms. Lyn Hughes (Museum Founder and Curator)
Ms. Dorothy Jones (Community Development Leader)
Ms. Cheryl Knox (Sports and Criminal Justice)
Ms. Naomi Long Madgett (Poet Laurette and Educator)
Ms. LaToya Lucas (Purple Heart Recipient, Author, Motivational Speaker)
Dr. Margaret Moore (Educator)
Ms. Mary Moultries (Activist and Labor Leader)
Ms. Newatha Myers (Historian)
Ms. Consolee Nishimwe (Author and Rwanda Civil War Survivor)
Ms. Florence Tate (Journalist, Press Secretary and Civil Rights Activist)
Dr. Najmah Thomas (Activist and Workforce Administrator)
Ms. Camilla P. Thompson (Historian, Educator, and Mentor)
Sponsored by ASALH’s long-time partner Farmers Insurance, the awards program was created in 2012, to feature the year’s Black History Month theme, Black Women in American History and Culture. The twenty awards recipients include local, state, national, and international African American women who work to improve their communities, institutions, organizations and family life.
Established in September 1915, by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History is the world’s oldest learned society devoted to the research, education and the status of culture and history of people of African descent. Dr. Woodson is the recognized “father” of Black History. ASALH carries forth the work of Dr. Woodson by speaking a fundamental truth to the world that– African Americans and people of African descent are makers of history and co-workers in what W. E. B. DuBois called “the kingdom of culture.” ASALH’s mission is to promote research, preserve, interpret, and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ASALH is the publisher of the Journal of African American History (JAAH), establishes the annual Black History themes, and conducts an Annual Convention of historians and educators. For information on ASALH, please visit http://www.asalh.net.