2016 Hooks National Book Award Call for Nominations

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Call for Publications
December 31, 2016
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Human Rights, Race Studies

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, at the University of Memphis, is soliciting nominations for its annual National Book Award for 2016.

The Hooks National Book Award is presented, annually, for a book that best furthers understanding of the American Civil Rights Movement and its legacy. Only originally published, non-fiction books, published for the first time, in 2016, should be nominated. A panel of judges, representing various disciplines and higher education institutions, in Memphis, reviews award submissions and selects the winner.

An award of $1,000 is presented to the winning author. The recipient will, also, receive an invitation to deliver an address in the Hooks Institute Lecture Series during the 2017-18 academic year at the University of Memphis.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Submit one copy of the book, along with full contact information for the nominator and author (email address, mailing address, phone number). The book and contact information should be sent to: Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, Attn: National Book Award Nomination, University of Memphis, 107 Scates Hall, Memphis, TN 38152. Submissions must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2016.

Finalists will be asked to submit additional copies of the book to the panel of judges.

Contact Info: 

Rorie Trammel, Assistant Director

Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change

University of Memphis

Attn: Hooks National Book Award

107 Scates Hall

Memphis, TN 38152

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