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Carter G. Woodson Award

Carter G. Woodson was an African American historian and scholar who was instrumental in initiating Black Studies programs. Graduating Seniors are eligible to submit work for the annual Carter G. Woodson Award in recognition of excellence for one of the following:

1. An essay or scholarly paper on African, African American, Afro-Caribbean and/or Afro-Latino history, literature, art, politics, economics, social institutions, or religion. Papers must be at least 15 pages in length, typed, double-spaced, and in 12 point Times New Roman font with default margins. A minimum of five sources should be consulted. Papers must abide by recognized style guidelines such as those of MLA or APA.

2. An original project in the Arts related to themes in the African, African American, Afro-Caribbean, and/or Afro-Latino experience. This project may be a musical composition, a theatrical presentation, a project in the visual arts, or poetry.

All Senior Africana Studies Concentrators will be notified of the deadline when entries must be submitted to Prof. Susan Cunningham, Associate Director of Concentrations, in Smith 329/331.  An announcement of the winner will be made by the Dean's Office in April.