March 25, 2019
On Thursday, February 28, the Department of African American Studies honored the recipients of the 2019 Black History in the Making Award.
Black History in the Making was founded in 1983 by Dr. Daryl Dance, the distinguished scholar of African American and Caribbean literature who served as Program Coordinator during the 1983-84 academic year. Dr. Dance established Black History in the Making to recognize the achievements of African American students.
Each spring, the Department of African American Studies solicits nominations from departments and units across VCU. Recipients are selected by their respective departments.
This year, the award was given to junior faculty and staff in addition to students. The recipients include seven faculty and staff members, sixty-two students, and the members of the VCU Alumni African-American Alumni Council mentoring circle.
More information about the recipients can be found at our new Black History in the Making website.