Congratulations to Professors Kerri K. Greenidge (Tufts University) and Jesse Olsavsky (Duke Kunshan University), award-winning author and historian R. Isabela Morales, and writer Jori Lewis. The four are finalists for the 2023 Harriet Tubman Prize.
The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Slavery at the Schomburg Center honors the best nonfiction book on the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World published in the U.S. during the previous year.
Nominated titles are The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family, The Most Absolute Abolition: Runaways, Vigilance Committees, and the Rise of Revolutionary Abolitionism, 1835-1861, Happy Dreams of Liberty: An American Family in Slavery and Freedom, Slaves for Peanuts: A Story of Conquest, Liberation, and a Crop That Changed History, respectively.
Finalists were selected by a jury of librarians and scholars. The winner will be announced in December and receive $7,500.
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