Student Prizes

The Africana Studies Department is awarding three prizes this spring. 

They are funded by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Fund.  An amount of $200 will be awarded for each.  The prizes are: the Ella Smith Elbert '88, the Fannie Lou Hamer and the Zora Neale Hurston Prizes.  Please click here for more information.

Ella Smith Elbert, '88 Prize for Juniors and Seniors

This prize will be awarded for the best essay, article or research paper submitted by a junior or senior.  The submission may be written at any time during the entrant's undergraduate career. Whether it was originally written as a piece of classwork or not is immaterial.  Previously published as well as unpublished writings are eligible.  Works must not exceed 35 typed pages and must be on a topic relevant to Africana Studies.  No prize will be awarded in any year in which all entries fail to meet an acceptable standard.

Fannie Lou Hamer Prize for First Years and Sophomore

This prize will be awarded for the best essay, article or research paper submitted by a first-year or sophomore.  Conditions are the same as for the Ella Smith Elbert '88 prize.

Zora Neale Hurson Prize for Seniors

This prize is awarded for the best essay, article, or research paper submitted by a senior on a topic relevant to Africana Studies.  This prize is in memory of Zora Neale Hurston, an author, anthropologist, and folklorist.  Zora Neale Hurson is considered one of the preeminent writer sof twentieth century African American literature.  Hurston was closely associated with the Harlem Renaissance and influenced such writers as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Gayle Jones, Alice Walker and Toni Cade Bambara.

 

Event

Slavery, Compensation, Reparations: A Conference

Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Collins Cinema

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Contact Us

Department of Africana Studies

Founders Hall 31
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481

 

Filomina Steady
Department Chair

Tel: 781-283-2565


Susan Lange
Administrative Assistant
Tel: 781.283.2563
Fax: 781.283.3672