2021 MAAH Stone Book Award
Join the Museum of African American History and the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation, in partnership with the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate for the 2021 MAAH Stone Book Award Virtual Event.
Hosted by Callie Crossley, host of GBH’s Under the Radar, the event will feature a conversation with Dr. Daphne A. Brooks, the winner of the $50,000 MAAH Stone Book Award for her book “Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound.” The program will also include appearances by the jurors of the MAAH Stone Book Award and special guests.
The first 99 registrants of the program will receive a free copy of one of this year’s winning books and the first 200 registrants will received MAAH Stone Book Award gift boxes.
The MAAH Stone Book Award is an annual prize that encourages scholarship and writing within the field of African American history and culture by awarding a $50,000 prize and two $10,000 finalist prizes for exceptional adult non-fiction books written in a literary style.
Against the Wind - Discussion with Neal Gabler
Join the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Senator Paul G. Kirk, and acclaimed author Neal Gabler for a dynamic conversation about Gabler’s newest book AGAINST THE WIND: Edward Kennedy and the Rise of Conservatism. The conversation will cover Gabler’s journey in writing the second volume of the magisterial biography of Senator Ted Kennedy in a book that sheds new light both on one of the most revered figures of modern politics and on the origins of America’s current existential crisis.
Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America
Join the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Board member and presidential speechwriter Cody Keenan, and The Honorable William “Mo” Cowan for a fascinating conversation about Keenan’s latest book, Grace: President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America. In one of the most intense periods of Obama’s presidency including the murders of nine Black worshippers in Charleston, South Carolina and Supreme Court rulings deciding the rights of Americans to healthcare and marriage equality, Keenan takes us through the process of finding words to console, elevate, and contextualize these events, and shines light on his unique relationship with our 44th President.
60th Anniversary Event: Balancing Powers
The second virtual program in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of beginning of Ted Kennedy’s long and impactful career as a United States Senator will examine how Senator Kennedy drew upon his collaborations with 10 presidential administrations to achieve great policy strides and help shape the U.S. courts.