About this Event
2023 MAAH Stone Book Award Event
Join us for the 2023 MAAH Stone Book Award ceremony, an exciting event celebrating outstanding literary works that explore African American history and culture. This hybrid event will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 46 Joy St, Boston, MA 02114. Get ready to be inspired by the power of words that testify to the depth and breadth of our history.
At this highly anticipated award ceremony, we will honor the authors whose remarkable books have made significant contributions to both documenting African American history and highlighting the African American experience.
The event will kick off at 5:30pm (ET) with a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception. The first 100 people to arrive will receive a free signed copy of one of the winning books.
At 6:30pm (ET) we will move up to the historic African Meeting House (this portion of the evening will be livestreamed).
- Members of our esteemed jury will present the $50,000 prize to winning author Thulani Davis for The Emancipation Circuit: Black Activism Forging a Culture of Freedom and two $10,000 prizes to our finalists Kerri K. Greenidge for The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in An American Family and Claude Johnson for The Black Fives: The Epic Story of Basketball's Forgotten Era.
- There will also be a lively discussion between winning author Thulani Davis and GBH host Callie Crossley, followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Join us IN-PERSON (or virtually!) for a wonderful evening filled with joy, celebration, and appreciation for the incredible talent of these brilliant authors! Recall the delight of gathering in community and don't miss this opportunity to play a vital, visible part in valuing and supporting their important work.
Mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable night of celebration at the 2023 MAAH Stone Book Award Event! And in the meantime, visit our to learn more about the Award and check out exciting books that were submitted this year.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Museum of African American History: Boston Campus, 46 Joy St, Boston, United States