Woodson Scholars Medallion

Established in 1993, the Carter Godwin Woodson Scholars Medallion is presented to a scholar whose career is distinguished through at least a decade of research, writing, and activism in the field of African American life and history. The recipient’s career should embody and personify the Woodson legacy to ensure a firm foundation for the continuance of African-centered education through dedication and commitment to African-American history. Dr. Woodson devoted his entire life and resources to chronicling African American history and the recipient must have continued his tradition of correcting the deficiencies in American history where African American History is misinterpreted or distorted. The person selected must be a trained historian and an active participant in the scholarly work of the Association for the Study of  African American Life and History. The award is presented annually.

Recipients by Year
Benjamin A. Quarles

1994
John Hope Franklin

1995
Dorothy Porter Wesley
John Henrik Clarke

1997
Adelaide M. Cromwell

1998
Edgar Toppin

1999
Arvarh E. Strickland

2000
Mary Frances Berry
Edna Chappell McKenzie

2001
Bettye Collier-Thomas
Darlene Clark Hine2002
V.P. Franklin

2003
Lerone Bennett, Jr.
Robert Harris

2004
Thomas Battle
Nell Painter

2005
Walter Hill
Monroe Fordham

2006
Sylvia Jacobs

  2007
Joseph Harris 2008
Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham 2009
Sharon Harley

2010
Juliet Walker

2011
Vincent Harding

2012
Collin Palmer

2013
Dr. Deborah Gray White

2014

Gerald Horne

2015

David Levering Lewis

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