The Harriet Tubman Book Prize is an annual literary award that was first presented in 2004 by the New-York Historical Society. The prize recognizes outstanding nonfiction works on the theme of slavery, the slave trade, or anti-slavery movements. The award is named after Harriet Tubman, a prominent abolitionist who was born into slavery in the early 19th century and became a conductor on the Underground Railroad, helping many enslaved people escape to freedom. The prize has been awarded to a diverse range of authors, including historians, journalists, and scholars, for their contributions to the study of slavery and its legacy. The Harriet Tubman Book Prize is an important recognition of the ongoing struggle for racial justice and equality, and honors the legacy of one of America’s most courageous and inspiring heroes.
All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake
by Tiya Miles
African Europeans: An Untold History
by Olivette Otele
The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America
by Joshua D. Rothman