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The Association of Black Women Historians announces its search for the best book in African American Women’s History of 2013. Washington, D.C. February 1, 2013 - The Association of Black Women Historians (ABWH) is welcoming all nominations for the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book and Article Awards for the best book and/or article of 2013. The prizes are awarded annually for the best book, anthology, and article about African American women's history. The competition is open to all books and articles about African American women's history published since August 2012, including those written by members and non-members of ABWH. Please send five copies of the entry, a letter of nomination, and any supporting material about the book, anthology, or article to: ABWH P. O. Box 7715 Silver Spring, MD 20907 Deadline for nomination: All application materials should be received by May 30, 2013. Winners will be notified no later than August 30, 2013 and honored on October 5, 2013 at the annual ABWH luncheon during the Association for the Study of African American Life and History Convention in Jacksonville, FL. For additional information about the prize, contact Kenviphillips@abwh.org. With a career that spanning four decades, Letitia Woods Brown (1915 – 1976) left an indelible mark on the field of African American history. She obtained a bachelor's degree from Tuskegee in 1935, a master's degree from Ohio State University in 1937, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1966. A teacher, consultant, instructor, professor, and Fulbright lecturer, Brown’s work in Washington, D.C. was also renowned as she worked to preserve local and national sites through her work with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and other organizations. During the course of her professional career, she also wrote several books on the Washington, D.C. Founded in 1979, the Association of Black Women Historians is a dynamic network of scholars representing every region of the country. The organization's goals are to support black women in the historical profession, disseminate information by, for and about black women and promote scholarship by and about black women. Lopez D. Matthews, Jr., PhD