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. 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 2015 are eligible for the 2016 award.
  3. Nominators must complete an online prize submission form for each book submitted.
  4. One copy of each entry must be sent to each committee member and clearly labeled “Wesley-Logan Prize Entry.” Electronic copies may be sent only to committee members who have indicated they will accept them.

Please Note: Entries must be received by May 15, 2016, to be eligible for the 2016 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced on the AHA website in October 2016 and recognized during a ceremony at the January 2017 AHA annual meeting in Denver.

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).

Frank A. Guridy Jarvis L. Hargrove Melina Pappademos
Columbia Univ. North Carolina Central Univ. 166 Overbook Rd.
Dept. of History Dept. of History West Hartford, CT 06107
413 Fayerweather Hall 204 Edmonds Classroom Bldg. melina.pappademos@uconn.edu
1180 Amsterdam Ave. Durham, NC 27707
New York, NY 10027 jhargro9@nccu.edu
Jon F. Sensbach Nikki Marie Taylor
Univ. of Florida 3121 Buffalo Speedway
Dept. of History Apt. 5404
PO Box 117320 Houston, TX 77098-1853
233 Keene-Flint Hall drtaylor216@gmail.com
Gainesville, FL 32611-7320