Winner of the National Book Award from the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change has announced the winner of its National Book Award for 2010. The award is given to the book published in 2010 that “best furthered the understanding of the American civil rights movement.”

The winning book is Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in the SNCC. The book, published by the University of Illinois Press, was edited by a group of former members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.