Save the date for the Award event on October 15, 2020!
The Museum of African American History (MAAH) Stone Book Award is an annual prize that encourages scholarship and writing within the field of African American history and culture by awarding a $25,000 prize and two $5,000 finalist prizes (increased from $2,500 for 2020) for exceptional adult non-fiction books written in a literary style.
To recognize new literary work in the field of African American history and culture
To nurture and inspire future scholarly writing in the field
To reinforce the necessity of continuously examining history
To foster community engagement and dialogue centered around a widely accessible new literary work
To celebrate the joy of learning through reading in partnership with an appreciation of the American historical, cultural artifacts held by the museum to tell stories of the African American experience
To celebrate the history of the successful abolitionist movement that began in Boston and the unity between races that it exemplified and fostered
2019 (For full list of our 2019 submissions click here)
WINNER: Julius S. Scott, The Common Wind: Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution