Dr. Tiya Miles Wins Schomburg Center’s 2022 Harriet Tubman Prize

By Lisa Herndon, Manager, Schomburg Communications and Publications
December 19, 2022
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
A mid-length shot of Dr. Tiya Miles against a blurred background. The book cover of All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake is on the left side.

Photo of Dr. Miles by Kimberly P. Mitchell

The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center recently announced that Dr. Tiya Miles is the winner of its 2022 Harriet Tubman Prize for her book All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley's Sack, a Black Family Keepsake.

The story discusses how three generations of Black women have passed down a family treasure—a sack filled with a few precious items given from an enslaved woman to her daughter in 1850s South Carolina.

The Harriet Tubman Prize awards $7,500 to the best nonfiction book published in the United States on the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World.

Dr. Miles is the Michael Garvey Professor of History and Radcliffe Alumnae Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. 

The prize will be presented to Dr. Miles during a Lapidus Center program on May 18, 2023 at 6:30 PM



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