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2020 MAAH Stone Book Award

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Thursday, October 15, 2020, 6:30 PM

Join the Museum of African American History, the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation, and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate for the 2020 MAAH Stone Book Award Virtual Event. Now in its third year, the Award is an annual prize that encourages scholarship and writing within the field of African American history and culture by awarding a $25,000 prize and two $5,000 finalist prizes for exceptional adult non-fiction books written in a literary style.

The award event, which normally takes place in the historic African Meeting House on Beacon Hill, will be hosted by WGBH’s Callie Crossley and will feature interviews with the Award winners as well as appearances by the dynamic panel of jurors. Registration opens on September 15, 2020. The first 200 registrants will be sent surprise gift boxes and 99 virtual attendees will win a copy of one of this year’s three winning books. For more information about the Award — including previous winners and the full list of this year’s 54 submissions — visit the Book Award website here.

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