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The Lillian Smith Book Awards are sponsored by the Southern Regional Council, University of Georgia Libraries, DeKalb County Public Library/ Georgia Center for the Book and Piedmont College

 

Lillian Smith Book Award Winners

The Lillian Smith Book Awards are sponsored by the Southern Regional Council, University of Georgia Libraries, DeKalb County Public Library/Georgia Center for the Book and Piedmont College

2015-2016 Winners

Presented by Southern Regional Council, University of Georgia Libraries, DeKalb County Public Library/Georgia Center for the Book and Piedmont College

2016

  • Knott, Cheryl, Not Free, Not For All: Public Libraries in the Age of Jim Crow, University of Massachusetts Press
  • Morrison, Minion K. C., Aaron Henry of Mississippi: Inside Agitator, University of Arkansas Press

2015

  • Formwalt, Lee W., Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Southwest Georgia Freedom Struggle, 1814-2014, Albany Civil Rights Institute and Georgia Humanities Council
  • Maraniss, Andrew, Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South, Vanderbilt University Press

 

2007-2014 Winners

Presented by Southern Regional Council, University of Georgia Libraries, DeKalb County Public Library/Georgia Center for the Book

2014

  • Lafayette, Bernard, Jr., In Peace and Freedom, My Journey in Selma, University Press of Kentucky
  • O'Brien, M.J., We Shall Not Be Moved: The Jackson Woolworth's Sit-In and the Movement It Inspired, University Press of Mississippi

2013

  • Jelks, Randal Maurice, Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement: a Biography, University of North Carolina Press
  • Hamlin, Francoise N., Crossroads at Clarkdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II, University of North Carolina Press

2012

  • Brown-Nagin, Tomiko, Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Right Movement, Oxford University Press
  • Inscoe, John C., Writing the South Through the Self: Explorations in Southern Autobiography, University of Georgia Press

2011

  • Lerner, Steve, Sacrifice Zones: The Front Lines of Toxic Chemical Exposure in the United States, The MIT Press
  • McGuire, Danielle L., At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance-A New History of the Civil Rights Movement From Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power, Alfred A. Knopf

2010

  • Wood, Amy Louise, Lynching and Spectacle: Witnessing Racial Violence in America, 1890-1940, University of North Carolina Press
  • Eagles, Charles W., The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss, University of North Carolina Press

2009

  • Gross, Areila J., What Blood Won't Tell: A History of Race on Trial in America, Harvard University Press
  • Bob Zellner with Constance Curry, The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement, NewSouth Books, Inc.

2008

  • Joseph Crespino, In Search of Another Country: Mississippi and the Conservative Counterrevolution, Princeton University Press
  • Wesley C. Hogan, Many Minds, One Heart: SNCC's Dream for a New America, University of North Carolina Press

2007

  • Natasha Trethewey, Native Guard, Houghton Mifflin Co.
  • Matthew D. Lassiter, The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics In the Sunbelt South, Princeton University Press

 

2004-2006 Winners

Presented by the Southern Regional Council and the University of Georgia Libraries

2006

  • Heather Andrea Williams, Self-Taught: African American Education in Slavery and Freedom, University of North Carolina Press
  • W. Fitzhugh Brundage, The Southern Past: A Clash of Race and Memory, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

2005

  • Stepanie M. H. Camp, Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South, University of North Carolina Press
  • Frye Gaillard, Cradle of Freedom: Alabama and the Movement that Changed America, University of Alabama Press
  • Tayari Jones, The Untelling: A Novel, Time Warner Book Group

2004

  • Barbara Ransby, Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision, University of North Carolina Press
  • Elizabeth R. Varon, Southern Lady, Yankee Spy: The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, A Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy, Oxford University Press
  • Frank X. Walker, Buffalo Dance, The Journey of York, The University Press of Kentucky

 

1968-2002 Winners

Presented by Southern Regional Council

2002

  • Anthony Grooms, Bombingham , Free Press
  • Mark Newman, Getting Right with God: Southern Baptists and Desegregation, 1945-1995 , University of Alabama Press
  • Keith Wailoo, Dying in the City of the Blues: Sickle Cell Anemia and the Politics of Race and Health, University of North Carolina Press
  • William H. Chafe, Raymond Gavins , and Robert Korstad editors, with Paul Ortiz, Robert Parrish, Jennifer Ritterhouse, Keisha Roberts, Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South, The New Press

2001

  • Hal Crowther, Cathedrals of Kudzu: A Personal Landscape of the South, Louisiana State University Press
  • Pam Durban, So Far Back, Picador USA
  • Robert P. “Bob” Moses, Charles E. Cobb, Jr., Radical Equations , Beacon Press
  • Natasha Trethewey, Domestic Work, Graywolf Press

2000

  • Lawrence N. Powell, Troubled Memory: Anne Levy, The Holocaust, and David Duke's Louisiana, University of North Carolina Press
  • Andrew M. Manis, A Fire You Can't Put Out: The Civil Rights Life of Birmingham's Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth , University of Alabama Press
  • Michael Keith Honey, Black Workers Remember: An Oral History of Segregation, Unionism and the Freedom Struggle, University of California Press

1999

  • J. Morgan Kousser, Colorblind Injustice: Minority Voting Rights and the Undoing of the Second Reconstruction , University of North Carolina Press
  • Leroy Davis, A Clashing of the Soul: John Hope and the Dilemma of African-American Leadership and Black Higher Education in the Early Twentieth Century , University of Georgia Press

1998

  • John Lewis, Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement , with Michael D'Orso, Simon & Schuster
  • Elizabeth Cox, Night Talk , Graywolf Press, 1997 (Paperback Edition, St. Martin's Press, 1998)

1997

  • John M. Barry, The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America, Simon & Schuster
  • Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain , Atlantic Monthly Press

1996

  • Michael D'Orso, Like Judgment Day: The Ruin and Redemption of a Town Called Rosewood , Grosset/Putnam
  • Constance Curry, Silver Rights , Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
  • Anthony Grooms, Trouble No More , La Questa

1995

  • Charles M. Payne, I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle, University of California Press
  • Adam Fairclough, Race & Democracy: The Civil Rights Struggle in Louisana, 1915-1972, University of Georgia Press
  • Mary Lee Settle, Choices, Nan A. Talese/Doubleday

1994

  • John Gregory Brown , Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery , Houghton Mifflin Company
  • Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Colored People , Alfred A. Knopf
  • John Dittmer, Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi , University of Illinois Press

1993

  • Charles W. Eagles, Outside Agitator: Jon Daniels and the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama , University of North Carolina Press
  • William Baldwin, The Hard To Catch Mercy , Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
  • Margaret Rose Gladney, How Am I To Be Heard? Letters of Lillian Smith, University of North Carolina Press

1992

  • Marian Wright Edelman, The Measure of Our Success: A Letter to My Children and Yours , Beacon Press
  • Melissa Fay Greene, Praying for Sheetrock , Addison-Wesley
  • Denise Giardina, The Unquiet Earth , W.W. Norton & Company

1991

  • J.L. Chestnut, Jr., and Julia Cass, Black in Selma : The Uncommon Life of J.L. Chestnut, Jr., Politics and Power in a Small American Town , Farrar, Straus & Giroux
  • Mary Ward Brown, Tongues of Flame, E.P. Dutton

1990

  • Wayne Flynt, Poor But Proud: Alabama's Poor Whites , University of Alabama Press
  • Dori Sanders, Clover: A Novel , Algonquin Books

1989

  • Melany Nielson, Even Mississippi, University of Alabama Press
  • Madison Smartt Bell, Soldier's Joy , Ticknor & Fields
  • Gloria Naylor, Mama Day , Ticknor & Fields

1988

  • Melton A. McLaurin, Separate Pasts: Growing Up White in the Segregated South , University of Georgia Press
  • C. Eric Lincoln, The Avenue: Clayton City , Morrow

1987

  • Thomas L. Johnson, and Phillip C. Dunn (ed.), A True Likeness: The Black South of Richard Samuel Roberts, 1920-1936 , Algonquin Books
  • Pauli Murray, Song in a Weary Throat: An American Pilgrimage , Harper & Row
  • Mary Hood, And Venus is Blue: Stories , Ticknor & Fields

1986

  • A.J. Mojtabai, Blessed Assurance: At Home with the Bomb in Amarillo , Texas , Houghton Mifflin

1985

  • James Farmer, Lay Bare the Heart: An Autobiography of the Civil Rights Movement , Arbor House
  • Peter Taylor, The Old Forest and Other Stories , Dial Press

1984

  • John Egerton, Generations: An American Family , University of Kentucky Press
  • Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mother's Gardens: Womanist Prose , Harcourt Brace
  • Eudora Welty, Special Lifetime Award

1983

  • Fred Hobson, South-Watching: Selected Essays by Gerald W. Johnson, University of North Carolina>Press
  • Roy Hoffman, Almost Family , Dial Press

1982

  • Harry S. Ashmore, Hearts and Minds: The Anatomy of Racism from Roosevelt to Reagan , McGraw-Hill
  • John Ehle, The Winter People , Harper & Row

1981

  • John Gaventa, Power and Powerlessness: Quiescence and Rebellion in an Appalachian Valley , University of Illinois Press
  • Pat Conroy, The Lords of Discipline , Houghton Mifflin

1980

  • Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Revolt Against Chivalry: Jessie Daniel Ames and the Women's Campaign Against Lynching , Columbia University Press
  • Cormac McCarthy, Suttree , Random House

1979

  • Marion Wright and Arnold Shankman, Human Rights Odyssey , Moore Publishing
  • Ernest J. Gaines, In My Father's House, Alfred A. Knopf

1978

  • Will D. Campbell, Brother to a Dragonfly , The Seabury Press
  • Garrett Epps, The Shad Treatment: A Novel , Putnam

1977

  • Alex Haley, Roots , Doubleday
  • Richard Kluger, Simple Justice: The History of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America 's Struggle for Equality, Alfred A. Knopf

1976

  • James Loewen and Charles Sallis, Mississippi : Conflict and Change, Pantheon Books
  • Reynolds Price, The Surface of Earth, Atheneum

1974

  • C. Vann Woodward, The Strange Career of Jim Crow , Oxford University Press
  • Albert Murray, Train Whistle Guitar, McGraw-Hill

1973

  • Harold Martin, Ralph McGill, Reporter, Little Brown and Company
  • Alice Walker, Revolutionary Petunias and Other Poems , Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

1972

  • Robert Coles , Children of Crisis, Vol. II: Migrants Sharecroppers, and Mountaineers , and Vol. III: The South Goes North, Little Brown and Company

1971

  • Anthony Dunbar, Our Land, Too, Pantheon Books

1970

  • Paul M. Gaston, The New South Creed: A Study in Southern Mythmaking , Alfred A. Knopf

1969

  • Dan T. Carter, Scottsboro: A Tragedy of the American South, Louisiana State University Press

1968

  • George B. Tindall, The Emergence of the New South : 1913-1945, Louisiana State University Press