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.

2018 MAAH Stone Book Award winner Tera Hunter and 2019 Short Listed author Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers and Historian Raysh...
10/19/2019

2018 MAAH Stone Book Award winner Tera Hunter and 2019 Short Listed author Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers and Historian Rayshauna Gray are "Black History Detectives" TODAY @ Boston Book Festival @ Old South Guild Room, 4:30pm.

#MAAHStoneBBFpicks: Our favorite! https://sched.co/Vy0k 2018 MAAH Stone Book Award winner Tera Hunter and 2019 Short Lis...
10/16/2019

#MAAHStoneBBFpicks: Our favorite! https://sched.co/Vy0k 2018 MAAH Stone Book Award winner Tera Hunter and 2019 Short Listed author Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers are "Black History Detectives"! Boston Book Festival. This Saturday, October 19th @ 4:30pm at Old South Guild Room.

#MAAHStoneBBFpicks: City of Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola will read at the Boston Book Festival on Oct 20th in R...
10/15/2019

#MAAHStoneBBFpicks: City of Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola will read at the Boston Book Festival on Oct 20th in Roxbury --along with fabulous poets: Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Camonghne Felix, and Tatiana M. R. Johnson. https://buff.ly/qBOjes @porshaolayiwola @CAMONGHNE @tatianamrj

#MAAHStoneBBFpicks: Popular romance novelist Jasmine Guillory will read from her latest book,  Royal Holiday, in a Bosto...
10/14/2019

#MAAHStoneBBFpicks: Popular romance novelist Jasmine Guillory will read from her latest book, Royal Holiday, in a Boston Book Festival session moderated by author Meredith Goldstein on Oct 20th in Roxbury. https://buff.ly/qBOjes @thebestjasmine @penguinrandom @meredithgoldste @bostonglobe

#MAAHStoneBBFpicks: Poet and lawyer Dwayne Betts reads from his new poetry collection, Felon--an indictment of the desta...
10/13/2019

#MAAHStoneBBFpicks: Poet and lawyer Dwayne Betts reads from his new poetry collection, Felon--an indictment of the destabilizing effects of prison on ex-convicts Boston Book Festival on Oct 20th in Roxbury. https://buff.ly/qBOjes @dwaynebetts @wwnorton @nicco @masspoetry

#MAAHStoneBBFpicks: WOW! Get a first-hand street art tour experience--by twenty-year veteran graffiti and street artist,...
10/12/2019
Boston Book Festival

#MAAHStoneBBFpicks: WOW! Get a first-hand street art tour experience--by twenty-year veteran graffiti and street artist, Cedric “Vise1” Douglas--in Dudley Square, Roxbury during the Boston Book Festival on Oct 20th. https://buff.ly/qBOjes @bostonbookfest @CedricDouglas

Celebrating the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire, Boston Book Festival presents year-round events culminating in an annual festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city.

#MAAHStoneBBFpicks: Join "Blues Men" Bill Banfield and Clifford Thompson for a wide-ranging conversation about life, mus...
10/11/2019

#MAAHStoneBBFpicks: Join "Blues Men" Bill Banfield and Clifford Thompson for a wide-ranging conversation about life, music, books, and singing the blues @bostonbookfest on Oct 20th in Roxbury. https://buff.ly/qBOjes @BerkleeCollege. And then (or before) check out the new Jazz exhibit at the Museum! https://buff.ly/30UQd1E

#MAAHStoneBBFpicks: Leah Penniman co-foundered Soul Fire Farm with the mission to end racism in the food system. Hear he...
10/10/2019

#MAAHStoneBBFpicks: Leah Penniman co-foundered Soul Fire Farm with the mission to end racism in the food system. Hear her read from her book, Farming While Black @bostonbookfest on Oct 20th in Roxbury. https://buff.ly/qBOjes @soulfirefarm @chelseagreen

Looking forward to the Boston Book Festival October 19-20 in Copley Square! Lots of great sessions including ours featur...
10/09/2019

Looking forward to the Boston Book Festival October 19-20 in Copley Square! Lots of great sessions including ours featuring 2018 MAAH Stone Book Award winner Tera W. Hunter and 2019 Short-Listed author Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers. Moderated by Rayshuana Gray. October 19th @ 4:30pm @ Old South Guild Room. Be there! https://sched.co/Vy0k

MAAH - 2019 Stone Book Awards
09/20/2019

MAAH - 2019 Stone Book Awards

Photo Credit: Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo.
09/17/2019

Photo Credit: Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo.

Photo Credit: Craig Bailey/Perspective Photo.

Did you miss Julius S. Scott at the MAAH Stone Book Award Event last night? Don't miss out again -- come hear him discus...
09/13/2019
Julius S. Scott - The Common Wind: Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution

Did you miss Julius S. Scott at the MAAH Stone Book Award Event last night? Don't miss out again -- come hear him discuss his legendary work 'The Common Wind' TODAY at 3:00pm at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square!
https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/5d4853f1c9516a2e00a335f6?_ga=2.64875051.52266258.1568380637-2015900383.1568024819

After brief introduction to Stone Book Award the winning author Julius S. Scott will read excerpts from The Common Wind: Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution and will talk a little bit about the writing process. This will be followed by audience Q&A and will wrap up with a boo...

09/12/2019

Thanks for joining us live from the 2019 MAAH Stone Book Award event at the historic African Meeting House in Boston! In case you missed it, check out the program, where we heard from Julius S. Scott, Mary Schmidt Campbell, and Kellie Jackson Carter. Oh, what a night!

We know. There's a debate tonight at 8pm. Our event ends at 7:30pm -- so after our stimulating conversation you'll still...
09/12/2019

We know. There's a debate tonight at 8pm. Our event ends at 7:30pm -- so after our stimulating conversation you'll still have time to get home and watch the other one. (But set your DVR just to be sure.)

LIVE tonight at 6:30pm!
09/12/2019

LIVE tonight at 6:30pm!

African Meeting House. 46 Joy St, Boston, MA. 5:30pm (Reception); 6:30pm Award Ceremony. Be here. https://buff.ly/31dlg9...
09/11/2019

African Meeting House. 46 Joy St, Boston, MA. 5:30pm (Reception); 6:30pm Award Ceremony. Be here. https://buff.ly/31dlg9L

WOW! The first 99 people at the Reception tomorrow will get one of these golden bookmarks and a copy of one of our three...
09/11/2019

WOW! The first 99 people at the Reception tomorrow will get one of these golden bookmarks and a copy of one of our three winning works (while supplies of each book last). Reception starts at 5:30pm -- sneak out of the office a little early ...https://buff.ly/31dlg9L

Can't make it to the MAAH Stone Book Award Event? Not to worry, you can watch it Live on Facebook! (You'll miss the rece...
09/11/2019

Can't make it to the MAAH Stone Book Award Event? Not to worry, you can watch it Live on Facebook! (You'll miss the reception and the chance to win a free book, but at least you can share in the celebration!)

MAAH Stone Book Award's cover photo
09/11/2019

MAAH Stone Book Award's cover photo

Not in Boston tomorrow? Watch the Award Ceremony on Facebook Live! (You'll miss the reception and the chance to win a fr...
09/11/2019

Not in Boston tomorrow? Watch the Award Ceremony on Facebook Live! (You'll miss the reception and the chance to win a free book, but at least you can share in the celebration!)

Back to work! Maybe summer is (unofficially) over today -- but there's beauty still to be found in Romare Bearden's work...
09/03/2019

Back to work! Maybe summer is (unofficially) over today -- but there's beauty still to be found in Romare Bearden's work, Mary Schmidt Campbell's writing and Jarvis Given's remarks on September 12th! https://buff.ly/2YRMzV9

Happy Labor Day! Relax today and enjoy a good read. And come out on September 12th to celebrate the remarkable result of...
09/02/2019

Happy Labor Day! Relax today and enjoy a good read. And come out on September 12th to celebrate the remarkable result of Julius S. Scott's 30-year labor to bring this work to publication. https://buff.ly/2YRMzV9

Just in case you need another reason to read Finalist Kellie Carter Jackson's "Force and Freedom" ... or another reason ...
09/01/2019

Just in case you need another reason to read Finalist Kellie Carter Jackson's "Force and Freedom" ... or another reason to register for the Book Award Event! https://buff.ly/2YRMzV9

Juror Leigh Raiford will tell you even more about Finalist Mary Schmidt Campbell's amazing book "An American Odyssey" at...
08/31/2019

Juror Leigh Raiford will tell you even more about Finalist Mary Schmidt Campbell's amazing book "An American Odyssey" at our Award Event on September 12th. Be there -- you don't want to miss what either of them has to say! https://buff.ly/2YRMzV9

Juror Jarvis Givens knows his stuff! Hear what else he has to say about Winner Julius S. Scott's "The Common Wind" at th...
08/30/2019

Juror Jarvis Givens knows his stuff! Hear what else he has to say about Winner Julius S. Scott's "The Common Wind" at the MAAH Stone Book Award Event on September 12th! Tickets are free, but seating in limited. https://buff.ly/2YRMzV9

Juror Dana A. Williams tells it right about Finalist Kellie Carter Jackson's "Force and Freedom"! Come hear more at our ...
08/29/2019

Juror Dana A. Williams tells it right about Finalist Kellie Carter Jackson's "Force and Freedom"! Come hear more at our award event on September 12th. It's only 2 weeks away -- Register now! https://buff.ly/2YRMzV9

Did we also mention that we will be giving away 99 free books at our award event on September 12th? The first 99 people ...
08/15/2019

Did we also mention that we will be giving away 99 free books at our award event on September 12th? The first 99 people through the door will receive their choice of our 3 winning books (while supplies last for each). Reception starts at 5:30pm. Get there early! Register here: https://buff.ly/2YRMzV9

Did we mention that our Award event on September 12th will feature Under the Radar host extraordinaire Callie Crossley i...
08/15/2019

Did we mention that our Award event on September 12th will feature Under the Radar host extraordinaire Callie Crossley in conversation with 2019 MAAH Stone Book Award Winner Julius S. Scott?? Tickets are free but seating is limited. Register now! https://buff.ly/2YRMzV9

Have you read 2019 MAAH Stone Book Award Finalist Kellie Carter Jackson's "Force and Freedom" yet? What are you waiting ...
08/14/2019

Have you read 2019 MAAH Stone Book Award Finalist Kellie Carter Jackson's "Force and Freedom" yet? What are you waiting for??? https://buff.ly/2YMqTOz Read it before our Award event on September 12th, and have fun discussing while you mingle at the pre-event reception! Register here: https://buff.ly/2YRMzV9 (And you might be lucky enough to win a FREE copy.. Get there early!) Tickets are free but seating is limited.

President of Spelman College, Author, and 2019 MAAH Stone Book Award Finalist for "An American Odyssey: The Life and Wor...
08/14/2019

President of Spelman College, Author, and 2019 MAAH Stone Book Award Finalist for "An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden" https://buff.ly/2MU4VCH. Come celebrate Dr. Campbell's latest achievement at our award event on September 12th! Register here: https://buff.ly/2YRMzV9 Tickets are free but seating is limited.

We're overjoyed about our jury's choice of Julius S. Scott's "The Common Wind" as our winner this year! Learn about this...
08/13/2019

We're overjoyed about our jury's choice of Julius S. Scott's "The Common Wind" as our winner this year! Learn about this remarkable author and the 30-year journey of this work from conception to publication https://buff.ly/2QjsYtK, and come prepared to learn even more about him and his work at our award event on September 12th. Register here: https://buff.ly/2YRMzV9 Tickets are free but seating is limited.

... Congratulations to our Finalists: Kellie Carter Jackson for "Force and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics...
08/12/2019

... Congratulations to our Finalists: Kellie Carter Jackson for "Force and Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Freedom" and Mary Schmidt Campbell for "An American Odyssey: The Life and Work of Romare Bearden"! Meet these two amazing authors on September 12th. Tickets are free but seating is limited. Register here: https://buff.ly/2YRMzV9.

Julius S. Scott is the winner of the 2019 MAAH Stone Book Award for "The Common Wind: Afro-American Currents in the Age ...
08/12/2019

Julius S. Scott is the winner of the 2019 MAAH Stone Book Award for "The Common Wind: Afro-American Currents in the Age of the Haitian Revolution"! We can't wait to celebrate this remarkable work on September 12th @ the African Meeting House. Tickets are free but seating is limited. Register here: https://buff.ly/2YRMzV9. And also...

MAAH Stone Book Award's cover photo
08/06/2019

MAAH Stone Book Award's cover photo

#MAAHStoneShortList Between World War I and 1970, 7 million Black migrants traveled from the South to the North as part ...
07/30/2019

#MAAHStoneShortList Between World War I and 1970, 7 million Black migrants traveled from the South to the North as part of the Great Migration. Rosie Simpson’s family was among them. #EToddBreland #firstline

#MAAHStoneShortList Hampton, Virginia, September 1861. It was just five months into the U.S. Civil War and this once-thr...
07/29/2019

#MAAHStoneShortList Hampton, Virginia, September 1861. It was just five months into the U.S. Civil War and this once-thriving coastal town seemed on the verge of collapse. Charred stumps occupied the places where mature trees once stood… #amurrelltaylor #firstline

#MAAHStoneShortList Late in the seventeenth century, the European colonizing nations briefly put aside their differences...
07/28/2019

#MAAHStoneShortList Late in the seventeenth century, the European colonizing nations briefly put aside their differences and began a concerted effort to rid the Caribbean of the buccaneers, pirates, and other fugitives who had taken refuge in the region. #juliussscott #firstline

#MAAHStoneShortList The weather was cool, blue sky and bluster. Lorraine was born in May. Her mother, Nannie Perry Hansb...
07/27/2019

#MAAHStoneShortList The weather was cool, blue sky and bluster. Lorraine was born in May. Her mother, Nannie Perry Hansberry, gave birth in Provident, the first Black owned and operated hospital in the nation. It was a fitting location. Imani Perry #firstline

#MAAHStoneShortList Lizzie Anna Burwell was like many other white girls growing up in slave-holding households in the Ly...
07/26/2019

#MAAHStoneShortList Lizzie Anna Burwell was like many other white girls growing up in slave-holding households in the Lynesville, North Carolina, area in 1847. She loved flowers and often strolled through her parents’ garden with Fanny... #stephanieejonesrogers #firstline

#MAAHStoneShortList The success of the Haitian Revolution convinced black abolitionists that the ending of slavery would...
07/25/2019

#MAAHStoneShortList The success of the Haitian Revolution convinced black abolitionists that the ending of slavery would entail a revolution and that revolutions entailed violence. #kcarterjackson #firstline

#MAAHStoneShortList I was pregnant at thirty. Divorced at thirty-one. Lost at thirty-two. How else would I have ended up...
07/24/2019

#MAAHStoneShortList I was pregnant at thirty. Divorced at thirty-one. Lost at thirty-two. How else would I have ended up in a place call Rudean’s? Tressie McMillan Cottom #firstline

#MAAHStoneShortList Fred Howard Romare Bearden was a beautiful child. In a photo taken in 1912 or 1913, his great-grandf...
07/23/2019

#MAAHStoneShortList Fred Howard Romare Bearden was a beautiful child. In a photo taken in 1912 or 1913, his great-grandfather Henry Kennedy – the family patriarch – proudly holds the baby boy in his arms. #maryschmidtcampbell #firstline

#MAAHStoneShortList  “Slavery’s moral stench,” historian Ira Berlin states, “cannot mask the design of American captivit...
07/22/2019

#MAAHStoneShortList “Slavery’s moral stench,” historian Ira Berlin states, “cannot mask the design of American captivity: to commandeer the labor of the many to make a few rich and powerful. Slavery thus made class as it made race.” #williamlandrews #firstline

And then there were 9 ... Announcing the 2019 MAAH Stone Short List! Many many thanks to our jury for reviewing 53 eligi...
07/08/2019

And then there were 9 ... Announcing the 2019 MAAH Stone Short List! Many many thanks to our jury for reviewing 53 eligible submissions for the 2019 MAAH Stone Book Award, and congratulations to these 9 spectacular authors for making it to the next round! Keep an eye out for the announcement of the winner ($25,000) and two finalists ($2,500 each) in early August. And Save the Date for the Award Event: September 12, 2019 @ 6:30pm at the African Meeting House on Beacon Hill!

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