Wesley-Logan Prize

Charles H. WesleyRayford W. LoganThe 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. See the list of past recipients.

The general rules for submission are:

  1. 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.
  2. Books with a copyright of 2020 are eligible for the 2021 award.
  3. Nomination submissions may be made by an author or by a publisher. Publishers may submit as many entries as they wish. Authors or publishers may submit the same book for multiple AHA prizes.
  4. Nominators must complete an online prize submission form for each book submitted.
  5. One copy of each entry must be sent to each committee member and clearly labeled “Wesley-Logan Prize Entry.” Print copies preferred unless otherwise indicated. If only e-copy is available, please contact review committee members beforehand to arrange submission format.

Please Note: Entries must be received by May 15, 2021, to be eligible for the 2021 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced on the AHA website in October 2021 and recognized during a ceremony at the January 2022 AHA annual meeting in New Orleans.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.

Contact Information for Committee Members

Send one copy to each committee member and complete the prize submission form (above).

Le'Trice D. Donaldson
Univ. of Wisconsin-Stout
Applied Social Science
445C Harvey Hall
Menomonie, WI 54751
donaldsonl@uwstout.edu


Sharla Fett 
sfett@oxy.edu
Contact for Postal Address

Randal M. Jelks
Univ. of Kansas
Dept. of American Studies
Bailey Hall 213
1440 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence KS 66045-7574
rmjelks@ku.edu


Michelle McKinley
4820 Brookwood St.
Eugene, OR 97405
michelle@uoregon.edu

Quincy Mills
qtmills@umd.edu
Contact for Postal Address