V.P. Franklin Legacy Journal of African American History Award recognizes the outstanding and dedicated work and scholarship of Dr. V. P. Franklin (the JAAH editor and ASALH member). Under his editorship, the JAAH was recognized as the premier academic journal in African American, African, and Diaspora Studies.
During a given two-year cycle, either an author of an article and/or ASALH members and non-members can nominate articles for the award in a given two-year cycle.
Either the author/s of an article and/or ASALH members and non-members can nominate JAAH published articles for the biennial award.
The selection criteria will include author’s empirical research, method/s of historical inquiry, depth of research, quality of writing, and contribution to redefining/advancing the field of African American, African, and diaspora history.
The biennial V.P. Franklin Legacy Journal of African American History Award recipient for the best JAAH article will be selected by a committee, comprised of:
- a member of the ASALH award committee
- a member of the Executive Committee
- two members of the JAAH editorial board
- two distinguished senior scholars (one of whom will chair of the JAAH Award committee)
Note: All committee members must be members of the ASALH.
The first biennial award will be presented in 2020