Wesley-Logan Prize

Charles H. WesleyRayford W. LoganThe Wesley-Logan Prize in African diaspora history is jointly sponsored by the American Historical Association and the Association for the Study of African 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 general rules for submission are:

  1. 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 will be considered.
  2. Books with a copyright of 2014 are eligible for the 2015 award.
  3. Nominators must complete an online prize submission form for each book submitted.
  4. One copy of each entry must be sent to each committee member and clearly labeled “Wesley-Logan Prize Entry.” Electronic copies may be sent only to committee members who have indicated they will accept them.

Please Note: Entries must be postmarked or transmitted by May 15, 2015, to be eligible for the 2015 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced at the January 2016 AHA annual meeting in Atlanta.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.

Contact Information for Committee Members

Send one copy to each committee member and complete the prize submission form (above).

Nikki Marie Taylor Frank A. Guridy Jim C. Harper II
3121 Buffalo Speedway University of Texas at Austin North Carolina Central Univ.
Apt. 5305 Dept. of History Dept. of History
Houston, TX 77098 128 Inner Campus Dr. B7000 1801 Fayetteville St.
GAR 1.104 Durham, NC 27707
Austin, TX 78712-1739

Melina Pappademos Walter C. Rucker
Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick
Dept. of History Dept. of History
Unit 2103 Wood Hall 16 Seminary Pl.
241 Glenbrook Rd. 111 Van Dyck Hall
Storrs Mansfield, CT 06269 New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Will accept e-book submissions Will accept e-book submissions
at melina.pappademos@uconn.edu at wrucker@history.rutgers.edu