MAAH Stone Book Award

MAAH Stone Book Award An annual $25,000 prize to the author of a stellar non-fiction book focusing on African American history or culture written in a literary style.

Join us tonight @ 6:30pm ET with a glass in one hand and a notebook in the other!
10/14/2021

Join us tonight @ 6:30pm ET with a glass in one hand and a notebook in the other!

Join us tonight @ 6:30pm ET with a glass in one hand and a notebook in the other!

Tomorrow night at 6:30pm (ET) is IT! Check your inbox (and your spam) for the email from our partners at the Edward M. K...
10/13/2021

Tomorrow night at 6:30pm (ET) is IT! Check your inbox (and your spam) for the email from our partners at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute with the link to join the event. And in the meantime, chillax with the Liner Notes Playlist on spotify! bit.ly/LinerNotesPlaylist (btw, it's not too late to register bit.ly/MAAHStone2021!!!)

Tomorrow night at 6:30pm (ET) is IT! Check your inbox (and your spam) for the email from our partners at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute with the link to join the event. And in the meantime, chillax with the Liner Notes Playlist on spotify! bit.ly/LinerNotesPlaylist (btw, it's not too late to register bit.ly/MAAHStone2021!!!)

Register now for our annual sponsored session at the Boston Book Festival on October 23rd @ 11:30am(ET) -- featuring las...
10/12/2021

Register now for our annual sponsored session at the Boston Book Festival on October 23rd @ 11:30am(ET) -- featuring last year's winning author Dr. Jelani Favors and Martha Jones, Eddie Cole and Kate Masur from this year's cohort! Free registration is now open for all virtual sessions on October 16-23, and for the kickoff session on October 15 and for select in-person events as well! ​​View the full schedule: https://bostonbookfest.org/festival/schedule/

Register now for our annual sponsored session at the Boston Book Festival on October 23rd @ 11:30am(ET) -- featuring last year's winning author Dr. Jelani Favors and Martha Jones, Eddie Cole and Kate Masur from this year's cohort! Free registration is now open for all virtual sessions on October 16-23, and for the kickoff session on October 15 and for select in-person events as well! ​​View the full schedule: https://bostonbookfest.org/festival/schedule/

Catch Daphne Brooks in conversation with BPL Library president David Leonard. After our Award Event on October 14th, we'...
10/11/2021

Catch Daphne Brooks in conversation with BPL Library president David Leonard. After our Award Event on October 14th, we're sure you'll want to hear more of what she has to say about her phenomenal book 'Liner Notes for the Revolution' and other topics on October 15th at 3pm (ET). Register now @ bpl.org.

Catch Daphne Brooks in conversation with BPL Library president David Leonard. After our Award Event on October 14th, we're sure you'll want to hear more of what she has to say about her phenomenal book 'Liner Notes for the Revolution' and other topics on October 15th at 3pm (ET). Register now @ bpl.org.

Some events are still worth staying home for and the 2021 MAAH Stone Book Award Event is one of them! You can still  reg...
10/07/2021

Some events are still worth staying home for and the 2021 MAAH Stone Book Award Event is one of them! You can still register bit.ly/MAAHStone2021. Be there next week, Thursday, October 14th @ 6:30pm ET to be inspired by this year's winners and jurors! #MAAHStone2021

Some events are still worth staying home for and the 2021 MAAH Stone Book Award Event is one of them! You can still register bit.ly/MAAHStone2021. Be there next week, Thursday, October 14th @ 6:30pm ET to be inspired by this year's winners and jurors! #MAAHStone2021

Two weeks from today!  Join us at our Virtual Award Event on October 14th @ 6:30pm ET as we celebrate this year's MAAH S...
09/30/2021

Two weeks from today! Join us at our Virtual Award Event on October 14th @ 6:30pm ET as we celebrate this year's MAAH Stone Book Award winner and finalists, There's still time to register at bit.ly/MAAHStone2021

Two weeks from today! Join us at our Virtual Award Event on October 14th @ 6:30pm ET as we celebrate this year's MAAH Stone Book Award winner and finalists, There's still time to register at bit.ly/MAAHStone2021

Join us at our Virtual Award Event on October 14th @ 6:30pm ET as we celebrate the 4th Winner of the MAAH Stone Book Awa...
09/28/2021

Join us at our Virtual Award Event on October 14th @ 6:30pm ET as we celebrate the 4th Winner of the MAAH Stone Book Award, Dr. Daphne Brooks' 'Liner Notes for the Revolution'. Register now! bit.ly/MAAHStone2021

Join us at our Virtual Award Event on October 14th @ 6:30pm ET as we celebrate the 4th Winner of the MAAH Stone Book Award, Dr. Daphne Brooks' 'Liner Notes for the Revolution'. Register now! bit.ly/MAAHStone2021

Registration open NOW bit.ly/MAAHStone2021 for the 2021 MAAH Stone Book Award Virtual Event honoring finalist Walter Joh...
09/17/2021

Registration open NOW bit.ly/MAAHStone2021 for the 2021 MAAH Stone Book Award Virtual Event honoring finalist Walter Johnson and 'The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States'! Join us on October 14th 6:30pm (ET) when we'll present Dr. Johnson with one of two $10,000 finalist prizes. Register early to receive a free copy of one of the 3 winning works or a MAAH Stone Book Award gift box.

Registration open NOW bit.ly/MAAHStone2021 for the 2021 MAAH Stone Book Award Virtual Event honoring finalist Walter Johnson and 'The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States'! Join us on October 14th 6:30pm (ET) when we'll present Dr. Johnson with one of two $10,000 finalist prizes. Register early to receive a free copy of one of the 3 winning works or a MAAH Stone Book Award gift box.

Join us virtually on October 14th @ 6:30 (ET) to learn more about $10,000 finalist Dan Royles and his winning work 'To M...
09/16/2021

Join us virtually on October 14th @ 6:30 (ET) to learn more about $10,000 finalist Dan Royles and his winning work 'To Make the Wounded Whole: The African American Struggle Against HIV/AIDS'. Registration now open @ bit.ly/MAAHStone2021. Register early and win a free book or gift box! #MAAHStone2021

Join us virtually on October 14th @ 6:30 (ET) to learn more about $10,000 finalist Dan Royles and his winning work 'To Make the Wounded Whole: The African American Struggle Against HIV/AIDS'. Registration now open @ bit.ly/MAAHStone2021. Register early and win a free book or gift box! #MAAHStone2021

Register now @ bit.ly/MAAHStone2021 for our virtual award event on October 14th 6:30pm (ET) featuring 2021 MAAH Stone Bo...
09/15/2021

Register now @ bit.ly/MAAHStone2021 for our virtual award event on October 14th 6:30pm (ET) featuring 2021 MAAH Stone Book Award $50,000 winner Daphne Brooks in conversation with GBH's Callie Crossley. Register early and win a free copy of her or our finalists' winning works! #MAAHStone2021

Register now @ bit.ly/MAAHStone2021 for our virtual award event on October 14th 6:30pm (ET) featuring 2021 MAAH Stone Book Award $50,000 winner Daphne Brooks in conversation with GBH's Callie Crossley. Register early and win a free copy of her or our finalists' winning works! #MAAHStone2021

Registration for the 2021 MAAH Stone Book Award Virtual Event is now open bit.ly/MAAHStone2021! The first 99 registrants...
09/14/2021

Registration for the 2021 MAAH Stone Book Award Virtual Event is now open bit.ly/MAAHStone2021! The first 99 registrants will receive a free copy of one of the winning books; the first 200 receive MAAH Stone Book Award gift boxes. Register now to join us on October 14th @ 6:30 (ET) to celebrate winning authors Daphne Brooks, Dan Royles, and Walter Johnson! #MAAHStone2021

Registration for the 2021 MAAH Stone Book Award Virtual Event is now open bit.ly/MAAHStone2021! The first 99 registrants will receive a free copy of one of the winning books; the first 200 receive MAAH Stone Book Award gift boxes. Register now to join us on October 14th @ 6:30 (ET) to celebrate winning authors Daphne Brooks, Dan Royles, and Walter Johnson! #MAAHStone2021

Clear the calendar on October 14th @ 6:30pm to celebrate this year's MAAH Stone Book Award winner and finalists! Registr...
09/09/2021

Clear the calendar on October 14th @ 6:30pm to celebrate this year's MAAH Stone Book Award winner and finalists! Registration opens at maahstonebookaward.org on September 14th. The first 99 registrants will receive a free copy of one of the winning books, the first 200 receive MAAH Stone Book Award gift boxes.

Clear the calendar on October 14th @ 6:30pm to celebrate this year's MAAH Stone Book Award winner and finalists! Registration opens at maahstonebookaward.org on September 14th. The first 99 registrants will receive a free copy of one of the winning books, the first 200 receive MAAH Stone Book Award gift boxes.

Congratulations to Dan Royles' 'To Make the Wounded Whole" and Walter Johnson's 'The Broken Heart of America', our two $...
09/07/2021

Congratulations to Dan Royles' 'To Make the Wounded Whole" and Walter Johnson's 'The Broken Heart of America', our two $10,000 Finalists for the 2021 MAAH Stone Book Award! Join us to celebrate virtually on Oct. 14th @ 6:30pm ET! Registration opens on our website on September 14th!

Congratulations to Dan Royles' 'To Make the Wounded Whole" and Walter Johnson's 'The Broken Heart of America', our two $10,000 Finalists for the 2021 MAAH Stone Book Award! Join us to celebrate virtually on Oct. 14th @ 6:30pm ET! Registration opens on our website on September 14th!

Congratulations to Daphne A. Brooks, Winner of the $50,000 2021 MAAH Stone Book Award for 'Liner Notes for the Revolutio...
09/07/2021

Congratulations to Daphne A. Brooks, Winner of the $50,000 2021 MAAH Stone Book Award for 'Liner Notes for the Revolution'! Join us at our virtual award event on October 14th @ 6:30 to celebrate Dr. Brooks' phenomenal work! Registration opens on our website on September 14th.

Congratulations to Daphne A. Brooks, Winner of the $50,000 2021 MAAH Stone Book Award for 'Liner Notes for the Revolution'! Join us at our virtual award event on October 14th @ 6:30 to celebrate Dr. Brooks' phenomenal work! Registration opens on our website on September 14th.

"Time, like much else in Sonny Blount’s Birmingham, was marked as white.…"  - William Sites, Sun Ra’s Chicago: Afrofutur...
09/03/2021

"Time, like much else in Sonny Blount’s Birmingham, was marked as white.…" - William Sites, Sun Ra’s Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City. #2021MAAHStoneShortList #FirstLines

"Time, like much else in Sonny Blount’s Birmingham, was marked as white.…" - William Sites, Sun Ra’s Chicago: Afrofuturism and the City. #2021MAAHStoneShortList #FirstLines

"Rashidah Hassan was nervous as she waited to take the stage in Philadelphia’s LOVE Park on a wet September night in 198...
09/02/2021

"Rashidah Hassan was nervous as she waited to take the stage in Philadelphia’s LOVE Park on a wet September night in 1986. She knew that the short speech she had turned over and over in her mind would anger some of the crowd gathered for the city’s first candlelight AIDS walk…" - Dan Royles, To Make the Wounded Whole: The African American Struggle against HIV/AIDS. #2021MAAHStoneShortList #FirstLines

"Rashidah Hassan was nervous as she waited to take the stage in Philadelphia’s LOVE Park on a wet September night in 1986. She knew that the short speech she had turned over and over in her mind would anger some of the crowd gathered for the city’s first candlelight AIDS walk…" - Dan Royles, To Make the Wounded Whole: The African American Struggle against HIV/AIDS. #2021MAAHStoneShortList #FirstLines

"Amiri Baraka was the poet laureate of New Jersey, but his deepest connection to the state was to the relatively small, ...
09/02/2021

"Amiri Baraka was the poet laureate of New Jersey, but his deepest connection to the state was to the relatively small, densely populated portion comprising the city of Newark, “Brick City,” where he lived the majority of his life…" - James Smethurst, Brick City Vanguard: Amiri Baraka, Black Music, Black Modernity. #2021MAAHStoneShortList #FirstLines

"Amiri Baraka was the poet laureate of New Jersey, but his deepest connection to the state was to the relatively small, densely populated portion comprising the city of Newark, “Brick City,” where he lived the majority of his life…" - James Smethurst, Brick City Vanguard: Amiri Baraka, Black Music, Black Modernity. #2021MAAHStoneShortList #FirstLines

"From the founding of the nation’s capital, African American women labored, survived, and struggled in its intimate and ...
09/02/2021

"From the founding of the nation’s capital, African American women labored, survived, and struggled in its intimate and public environs. Residents of Washington, D.C., employed the labor of enslaved women on local farms, in private residences, and at local businesses." - Tamika Y. Nunley, At the Threshold of Liberty: Women, Slavery, and Shifting Identities in Washington, D.C. #2021MAAHStoneShortList #FirstLines

"From the founding of the nation’s capital, African American women labored, survived, and struggled in its intimate and public environs. Residents of Washington, D.C., employed the labor of enslaved women on local farms, in private residences, and at local businesses." - Tamika Y. Nunley, At the Threshold of Liberty: Women, Slavery, and Shifting Identities in Washington, D.C. #2021MAAHStoneShortList #FirstLines

"John Burns was one of thousands of African American Virginians who made his way north across the Ohio River in the earl...
09/01/2021

"John Burns was one of thousands of African American Virginians who made his way north across the Ohio River in the early decades after American independence. For Burns it was not a simple process…" - Kate Masur, Until Justice Be Done: America's First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction. #2021MAAHStoneShortList #FirstLines

"John Burns was one of thousands of African American Virginians who made his way north across the Ohio River in the early decades after American independence. For Burns it was not a simple process…" - Kate Masur, Until Justice Be Done: America's First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction. #2021MAAHStoneShortList #FirstLines

"For much of the last century, pop music writers and the latter-day institutions that support and promote their claims h...
09/01/2021

"For much of the last century, pop music writers and the latter-day institutions that support and promote their claims have been anything but kind to Black women musicians…" - Daphne A. Brooks, Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound #2021MAAHStoneShortList #FirstLines

"For much of the last century, pop music writers and the latter-day institutions that support and promote their claims have been anything but kind to Black women musicians…" - Daphne A. Brooks, Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound #2021MAAHStoneShortList #FirstLines

"Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton’s professional story encapsulates the blend of presence and obscurity that is emblematic...
09/01/2021

"Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton’s professional story encapsulates the blend of presence and obscurity that is emblematic of black women in rock and roll…"- Maureen Mahon, Black Diamond Queens: African American Women and Rock and Roll. #201MAAHStoneShortList #FirstLines

"Willie Mae 'Big Mama' Thornton’s professional story encapsulates the blend of presence and obscurity that is emblematic of black women in rock and roll…"- Maureen Mahon, Black Diamond Queens: African American Women and Rock and Roll. #201MAAHStoneShortList #FirstLines

"Before it came to denote a musical genre or to encompass a cultural logic, soul was most often used to describe a quali...
08/31/2021

"Before it came to denote a musical genre or to encompass a cultural logic, soul was most often used to describe a quality of jazz performance…." - Emily J. Lordi, The Meaning of Soul: Black Music and Resilience since the 1960s. #2021MAAHStoneShortList #FirstLines

"Before it came to denote a musical genre or to encompass a cultural logic, soul was most often used to describe a quality of jazz performance…." - Emily J. Lordi, The Meaning of Soul: Black Music and Resilience since the 1960s. #2021MAAHStoneShortList #FirstLines

"It is commonplace today to refer to St. Louis as the “Gateway to the West.” But there was a time when the land that sit...
08/31/2021

"It is commonplace today to refer to St. Louis as the “Gateway to the West.” But there was a time when the land that sits today in the shadow of the Gateway Arch was neither part of the West nor just east of the West, nor the gateway to anything…" - Walter Johnson, The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States. #2021MAAHStoneShortList #FirstLines

"It is commonplace today to refer to St. Louis as the “Gateway to the West.” But there was a time when the land that sits today in the shadow of the Gateway Arch was neither part of the West nor just east of the West, nor the gateway to anything…" - Walter Johnson, The Broken Heart of America: St. Louis and the Violent History of the United States. #2021MAAHStoneShortList #FirstLines

"In 1827, any Black woman who considered stepping into the limelight of politics was on notice. She risked family, frien...
08/31/2021

"In 1827, any Black woman who considered stepping into the limelight of politics was on notice. She risked family, friends, and reputation…" - Martha S. Jones, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All. #2021MAAHStoneShortList #FirstLines

"In 1827, any Black woman who considered stepping into the limelight of politics was on notice. She risked family, friends, and reputation…" - Martha S. Jones, Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All. #2021MAAHStoneShortList #FirstLines

10/10 A new look at how Baraka's writing on and performance of music envisioned the creation of an African American peop...
08/27/2021

10/10 A new look at how Baraka's writing on and performance of music envisioned the creation of an African American people or nation, as well as the growth and consolidation of a black working class within that nation. #2021MAAHStoneShortList

10/10 A new look at how Baraka's writing on and performance of music envisioned the creation of an African American people or nation, as well as the growth and consolidation of a black working class within that nation. #2021MAAHStoneShortList

8/10 'To Make the Wounded Whole' offers the first comprehensive history of African American AIDS activism, introducing a...
08/26/2021

8/10 'To Make the Wounded Whole' offers the first comprehensive history of African American AIDS activism, introducing a diverse constellations of activists who pursued a wide array of grassroots approaches to slow the epidemic's spread and address its impacts. #2021MAAHStoneShortList

8/10 'To Make the Wounded Whole' offers the first comprehensive history of African American AIDS activism, introducing a diverse constellations of activists who pursued a wide array of grassroots approaches to slow the epidemic's spread and address its impacts. #2021MAAHStoneShortList

6/10 Kate Masur's magisterial history documents the civil rights movement in the decades before the Civil War. It is a m...
08/25/2021

6/10 Kate Masur's magisterial history documents the civil rights movement in the decades before the Civil War. It is a magnificent contribution to the history of antiracism in America. Beginning in opposition of laws enacted in 1803 denying rights to free African Americans, African American activists and their allies courageously built a movement to fight racist laws. Pastors, editors, lawyers, politicians, ship captains, and countless ordinary men and women fought in the press, the courts, the state legislatures, and Congress, through petitioning, lobbying, party politics, and elections. #2021MAAHStoneShortList

6/10 Kate Masur's magisterial history documents the civil rights movement in the decades before the Civil War. It is a magnificent contribution to the history of antiracism in America. Beginning in opposition of laws enacted in 1803 denying rights to free African Americans, African American activists and their allies courageously built a movement to fight racist laws. Pastors, editors, lawyers, politicians, ship captains, and countless ordinary men and women fought in the press, the courts, the state legislatures, and Congress, through petitioning, lobbying, party politics, and elections. #2021MAAHStoneShortList

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The Museum of African American History (MAAH) Stone Book Award

The MAAH Stone Book Award encourages scholarship and writing within the field of African American history and culture by awarding a $25,000 prize to the author of an exceptional adult non-fiction book written in a literary style. Starting in 2019, prizes of $2,500 each will also be awarded to two Finalists.

The Award represents a partnership between the Museum of African American History -- Boston and Nantucket -- and the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation. The first MAAH Stone Book Award was given to Dr. Tera W. Hunter for ‘Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century” on September 13, 2018 in the historic African Meeting House on Beacon Hill in Boston, MA. The Meeting House is the oldest surviving black church structure in the United States and a National Historic Landmark. It is one of the Museum’s four historic properties.


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