Wesley-Logan Prize in African Diaspora History
Jointly sponsored by the American Historical Association and the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life & History, the prize is
awarded annually for an outstanding book in African Diaspora history. The AHA Committee on Minority Historians established the prize in
1992 in memory of two early pioneers in the field, Charles H. Wesley and Rayford W. Logan.

The prize is offered for a book on some aspect of the history of the dispersion, settlement and adjustment, and/or return of peoples
originally from Africa. Eligible for consideration are books in any chronological period and any geographical location. Only books of high
scholarly and literary merit are considered.
To Apply for the Wesley-Logan Award, please click here
National Educational Association's
Carter G. Woodson Memorial Award
ASALH is a co-sponsor of the NEA's Carter G. Woodson Award. The Woodson Award is given for leadership in promoting Black History
Month, for furthering the understanding of Black Americans' heritage, and for accomplishing significant positive change.

Awardees
2010-Distinguished Sculptor
Ed Hamilton .
2011-Executive Director of Sojourn
Jeffrey Steinberg
2012 - Jerry Gore
2013 - ASALH Life Member, Judylynn Mitchell (Video)

For information on nominations forms for next year, visit http://www.nea.org and email  Sabrina Tines
National Educational Association's
H. Councill Trenholm Memorial Award
Harper Councill Trenholm (1900-1963) received his A.B. from Morehouse in 1920 and his baccalaureate in philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1921. He was president of Alabama State College from 1925 to 1960. Trenholm served for 21 years as executive secretary of the American Teachers Association (ATA). One of the country’s most outstanding Black educators, he helped build ATA’s numbers and strength and worked for the merger of ATA and the National Education Association. Dr. Trenholm was a contemporary of Dr. Carter G. Woodson and served as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Association.
  The Mary McLeod Bethune
Service Award
 
This award was established in tribute to Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune because of her dynamic leadership and her years of contributing to
education, women’s history, and African-American life and culture. Dr. Bethune served as the first woman president of ASALH from
1936 to 1951 and is one of the most outstanding women role models in our history. The award recipient must be a member of ASALH
who has been an active supporter and contributor to the ASALH's work for 10 or more years. The individual's significant contribution
must have been in at least five of the following areas: Branch work; service on the Executive Council; fund raising; work on the Black
History Month Theme Material; education; the  ASALH Essay Contest committee; Scholar-in-Residence program committee; and the
Woodson House Campaign. Finally, the recipient will be one whose career has been highlighted with service to education, African
American history, and the community. All these attributes symbolize the life of Dr. Bethune. The award is presented annually.
  Recipients by Year
 
1995
Jeanette L. Cascone

1996
Edgar Toppin

1997
Sylvia M. Jacobs

1998
Roland C. McConnell

1999
Wayland McClellan

2000
Alton Parker Hornsby
2001
Shirley Kilpatrick

2002
Madlyn Calbert
Rev. William E. Calbert

2003
Adelaide Cromwell

2004
Rev. Richard T. Adams

2005
Edna McKenzie
Elmer Geathers

2006
Bettye Gardner
Elizabeth Clark-Lewis
2007
Paul Edwards
Lillie Edwards

2008
Barbara Walker
Dolores Nehemiah

2009
Bob Hayden

2010
Florence Radcliffe

2011
Daryl Michael Scott

2012
Janet Sims-Wood

2013
No Award
  The Carter G. Woodson
Scholars Medallion
 
Established in 1993, the Carter Godwin Woodson Scholars Medallion is presented to a scholar whose career is distinguished through at
least a decade of research, writing, and activism in the field of African American life and history. The recipient’s career should embody
and personify the Woodson legacy to ensure a firm foundation for the continuance of African-centered education through dedication and
commitment to African-American history. Dr. Woodson devoted his entire life and resources to chronicling African American history and
the recipient must have continued his tradition of correcting the deficiencies in American history where African American History is
misinterpreted or distorted. The person selected must be a trained historian and an active participant in the scholarly work of the
Association for the Study of  African American Life and History. The award is presented annually.
  Recipients by Year
 
Benjamin A. Quarles

1994
John Hope Franklin

1995
Dorothy Porter Wesley
John Henrik Clarke

1997
Adelaide M. Cromwell

1998
Edgar Toppin

1999
Arvarh E. Strickland
2000
Mary Frances Berry
Edna Chappell McKenzie

2001
Bettye Collier-Thomas
Darlene Clark Hine

2002
V.P. Franklin

2003
Lerone Bennett, Jr.
Robert Harris

2004
Thomas Battle
Nell Painter

2005
Walter Hill
Monroe Fordham
2006
Sylvia Jacobs

2007
Joseph Harris

2008
Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham

2009
Sharon Harley

2010
Juliet Walker

2011
Vincent Harding

2012
Collin Palmer

2013
Dr. Deborah Gray White
  Recipients by Year
 
2008
John H. Bracey, Jr.
Gloria Harper Dickinson
James Turner
Laura Ann Wilkinson
Farmers Insurance Group
Our Authors Study Club, Inc.
2009
Vincent de Forest
Faye McClure
Robert Stanton
2010
James Johnson
Rev. Kenneth Hammond
Everett B. Ward
Dorothy Redford
Rev. David Forbes
Elsie Scott
(of Congressional Black
Caucus Foundation)
Marvin Pittman
Charlie Nelms
Ethel Jones Bynum
Charles C. Brewer
Madlyn Calbert
Rev. William Calbert
Vincent deForest
Cora Dixon
Elmer D. Geathers
James "Buddy" Griggsby, III
Frederick J. Laney

2011
Howard Dodson
Thomas C. Battle
Carl M. Dunn
Robert L. Harris

2012
Ms. Constance Tate


2013
Addie Richburg
Frank Smith
Charles "Alan" Spears

2014
Dr. David C. Driskell

ASALH AWARDS
It is a measure of our success that today many participate in the
creation and dissemination of Black history.  From noted scholars, to
teachers, to community leaders, and artist, the study and celebration of
Black history has been enriched.  In recognition of those who
contribute, ASALH makes a number of awards at our Annual
Convention or in partnership with other organizations.

Click here for the
ASALH Awards Nomination Form.

Living Legacy Awards

In partnership with Farmers Insurance, the ASALH Living Legacy Awards honor African American women and men across the country engaged in extraordinary work to improve communities, institutions, organizations and family life. Past honorees include teachers, administrators, historians, academic writers, and trailblazers in institutions such as public, private and nontraditional primary and secondary schools, institutions of higher learning, government and community.

2014
Dr. Charlene M. Dukes
The Honorable Patsy Jo Hilliard
Bell Hooks
Freeman A. Hrabowski, III
Velma Lois Jones
Wyman O. Jones, Sr
Joyce Ladner
Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr
Reginald L. Weaver
Raymond A. Winbush

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of 2014 Awardees


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2013
Mary Frances Berry, PhD
Camille Billops
Roslyn M. Brock
Pauletta Brown Bracy, PhD
Minnijean Brown Trickey
Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine
Eloise Greenfield
Antoinette Harrell
Olivia Hooker, PhD
Lyn Hughes, EdD
Dorothy Jones
Cheryl L. Knox
Latoya Lucas
Naomi Long Madgett
Margaret Moore, PhD
Mary Moultrie
Newatha Myers
Consolee Nishimwe
Florence Tate
Najmah Thomas, PhD
Camilla P. Thompson

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of 2013 Awardees


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2012
Denise Rolark Barnes
Brigadier General Barbaranette T. Bolden
Beverly Bond
Roslyn Brock
Lavern Chatman Brown
Peggy Cooper Cafritz
Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook
Marion Wright Edelman
Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
Allison Hill
JC Hayward
Mae Jemison
Bishop Vashtai McKenzie
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Bernice Johnson Reagon
Julieanna Richardson
Paula Whetsel-Ribeau
Tracey Webb
Lynn Whitfield

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of 2012 Awardees


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Council Award of Special Recognition
ASALH established the Award of Special Recognition to acknowledge the contributions of individuals, institutions and corporations that make a substantial contribution to the success of ASALH in pursuing the mission of its founder, Dr. Carter G. Woodson.  The Award may vary and will include certificates, medals, trophies, and plaques.  Nominees must demonstrate a history of support for activities and programs consistent with ASALH’s mission, which may include support for annual events such as the Annual Meeting, the Black History Month Luncheon and the Carter G. Woodson Birthday Celebration, as well as support for special initiatives such as the general campaign. The Council, at its discretion, may also designate individuals for special recognition who have made noteworthy accomplishments or contributions to the documentation, preservation and accurate dissemination of the Black experience through teaching, service, research, scholarship and publishing.