2017 Hooks National Book Award Call for Nominations

Rorie Trammel's picture
December 31, 2017
Tennessee, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, African 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 2017 National Book Award.

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 non-fiction books, published for the first time in 2017, should be nominated. A panel of judges, representing various disciplines and higher education institutions, in Memphis, reviews award submissions and selects the winnner.

An award of $1,000 is presented to the winning author. The recipient, will also, receive and invitation to deliver an address in the Hooks Institute lecture series, at the University of Memphis, during the 2018-19 academic year. 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Submit one copy of the book, along with full contact information (email, mailing address & phone number) for the nomintor and author. The book and contact information should be sent to: Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, Attn: National Book Award, University of Memphis, 107 Scates Hall, Memphis, TN 38152. Submissions must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2017

Contact Info: 

Rorie Trammel, Assistant Director

Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change

The University of Memphis

107 Scates Hall

Memphis, TN 38152



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