Call for Publications: 2020 Hooks National Book Award

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January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020
Tennessee, United States

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, at the University of Memphis, is accepting nominations for its 2020 Hooks National Book Award. The annual book award recognizes a non-fiction book that best furthers understanding of the American Civil Rights Movement and its legacy. Books focusing on current civil rights and social justice issues are eligible. To be considered for the 2020 award, books must have a        first-published date in 2020. A panel of judges, representing various higher education disciplines, reviews the nominations and selects the winning publication. 

An award of $1,000 is presented to the author of the winning book at an award event, in 2021, at the University of Memphis. The winner must attend the event to accept the award and present a lecture about the book.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Submit one copy of the nominated book, along with publisher information and full contact information (name, email address, mailing address and phone number) for the nominator and the book author. The book and contact information should be sent to: Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, University of Memphis, ATTN: Ms. Rorie Trammel, 107 Scates Hall, Memphis, TN 38152. Submissions must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2020.

Contact Info: 

Hooks National Book Award Committee

Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change

Attn: Ms. Rorie Trammel

107 Scates Hall

Memphis, TN 38152

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