See who wins the MAAH Stone Book $50,000 Award grant for African American history and culture book writing.


2020 MAAH Stone Book Award!
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2021 MAAH Stone Book Award Event
October 14 at 6:30 online

Thursday, October 14, at 6:30 p.m. ET. 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 congratulate award finalists Dr. Dan Royles and Dr. Walter Johnson for their winning books and $10,000 prizes, and include remarks by the jurors of the MAAH Stone Book Award and special guests.
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.

This program will be held as a Zoom webinar, and registrants will receive links via email.
Getting to the Point on Immigration and Refugees
Tuesday, October 12, at 2:30 p.m.Join the Kennedy Institute for a timely conversation on immigration and refugees from both an American and global perspective. Leading immigration experts and activists will discuss the ongoing crisis at the U.S. Southern border and address its connection to a larger crisis of global forced displacement and migration. The conversation will also share the plight of refugees from around the world, especially those connected to the current events in Afghanistan.
Moderated by Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Boston, the conversation will include:JC Hendrickson, Senior Director for Refugee and Asylum Policy, International Rescue CommitteeDr. Carolina Jiménez Sandoval, President, Washington Office on Latin America

REGISTER NOW From Speeches to Tweets: Why Presidential Rhetoric Matters

Thursday, October 21, at 5:30 p.m. ETThe President of the United States has the largest megaphone in the world, and communications from presidents and their staffs are an important part of the 24/7 news cycle. Join former presidential speech writers from both sides of the aisle for a discussion on the importance of word choice by the president, from major speeches to Tweets, and the impact this rhetoric has on news reporting, especially in light of changes in communications technology and Americans’ expectations over what and how they hear from the president.

Moderated by Tamara Keith, White House Correspondent for NPR and host of the NPR Politics Podcast, the conversation will include:Ambassador Carolyn Curiel, former speechwriter for President Bill ClintonCody Keenan, former chief speechwriter for President Barack Obama John McConnell, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush

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