The Wesley-Logan Prize in African diaspora history is jointly sponsored by the American Historical Association and the Association for the Study of African American Life & History. The prize is awarded annually for an outstanding book in African diaspora history. The AHA Committee on Minority Historians established the prize in 1992 in memory of two early pioneers in the field, Charles H. Wesley and Rayford W. Logan. The general rules for submission are:
- The prize is offered for a book on some aspect of the history of the dispersion, settlement and adjustment, and/or return of peoples originally from Africa. Eligible for consideration are books in any chronological period and any geographical location. Only books of high scholarly and literary merit will be considered.
- Books with an imprint of 2013 are eligible for the 2014 award.
- Nominators must complete the online Data Collection Form for each book submitted.
- One copy of each entry must be sent to each of the following committee members and clearly labeled “Wesley-Logan Prize Entry.” Electronic copies may be sent to committee members who have indicated they will accept them.
Please Note: Entries must be postmarked or transmitted by May 15, 2014, to be eligible for the 2014 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced at the January 2–5, 2015, AHA annual meeting in New York City.
For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator, or call 202-544-2422.
Contact Information for Committee Members
Send one copy to each committee member and complete the Data Collection Form.
|Edda L. Fields-Black||Frank A. Guridy||Jim C. Harper II|
|Carnegie Mellon Univ.||Univ. of Texas, Austin||North Carolina Central Univ.|
|Dept. of History||Dept. of History||Dept. of History|
|240 Baker Hall||128 Inner Campus Dr. B7000||1801 Fayetteville St.|
|Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890||Austin, TX 78712-1739||Durham, NC 27707|
|Will accept Kindle submissions|
|Melina Pappademos||Walter C. Rucker|
|Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs||4415 Valley Forge Rd.|
|Dept. of History||Durham, NC 27705|
|Unit 2103 Wood Hall||Will accept Nook submissions|
|241 Glenbrook Rd.||at email@example.com|
|Storrs Mansfield, CT 06269|
|Will accept e-book submissions|
|AFTER MAY 12 mail books to|
|166 Overbrook Rd.|
|West Hartford, CT 06107|
2013 Wesley-Logan Prize
Martha Biondi, Northwestern Univ.
The Black Revolution on Campus (Univ. of California Press)
While US civil rights history has long acknowledged the numerous critical roles of students and other young people in the mid-20th-century era of civil rights struggle, no book until now has explored black campus-based activism with such multi-faceted and exquisite depth. Biondi has written a definitive history. This book will also have wide-ranging implications for those invested in shaping Africana studies curricula and black student experience on university campuses in the 21st century.