2018 Hooks National Book Award Call for Nominations

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Call for Publications
December 31, 2018
United States
Subject Fields: 
African History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Human Rights, Race Studies, Social History / Studies

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change is soliciting nominations for its 2018 Hooks National Book Award. The Hooks National Book Award is presented, annually, for a non-fiction book that best furthers understanding of the American civil rights movement and its legacy. Non-fiction books focusing on current civil rights and social justice issues are eligible. Nominated books must have a first-published date in 2018. A panel of judges, representing various higher education disciplines, reviews award nominations and selects the winning publication.

An award of $1,000 is presented to the winning author at an award event at the University of Memphis in 2019. The winner must attend the event to accept the award and to make a presentation about the book. 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Submit one copy of the nominated book, along with full contact information (publisher name, email, mailing address and phone number) for BOTH the nominator and the book author. The book and contact information should be sent to: Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, Attn: Ms. Rorie Trammel, University of Memphis, 107 Scates Hall, Memphis, TN 38152. Submissions must be postmarked no later than 12/31/18. 

Contact Info: 

Hooks National Book Award Committee

Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change

Attn: Ms. Rorie Trammel

University of Memphis

107 Scates Hall

Memphis, TN 38152

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