Howard University Scholars Honored for Their Book on Black History

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference has given its Arline Custer Award for the best book of 2007 to Legacy: Treasures of Black History. The book was edited by Thomas C. Battle, director of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University, and Donna M. Wells, curator of prints and photographs at the center.

The book includes 12 chapters on African-American history from the slave trade to the civil rights movement and beyond. More than two dozen black scholars contributed to the work, including the eminent historian John Hope Franklin, who wrote the book’s introduction. Included are 150 photographs, maps, documents, and letters from the Moorland-Spingarn archives.