The Department of History’s Prof. Jacqueline Rouse has received the Association of Black Women Historians‘ 2012 Dr. Lorraine Williams Award. Dr. Rouse received this prestigious award in recognition of her distinguished career as historian, author, and teacher. This distinction is given to one or two Africana women scholars who have taught at the collegiate level for over fifteen years.
Dr. Rouse was presented with this ward at the annual Association of Black Women Historians’ conference luncheon at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in Pittsburgh, PA, on September 29, 2012.
Dr. Rouse is Associate Professor of African American History and an associate faculty in the African American Studies Department. Her research, teaching, and publishing explore southern African American women’s community building and racial and gender activism in the context of social justice reform. Currently she is working on a biography of civil rights icon Septima P. Clark.
Her publications include:
- Lugenia Burns Hope, Black Southern Reformer (1989)
- Women in the Civil Rights Movement, Trailblazers and Torchbearers, 1941-1965 (1993; co-edited with Vicki Crawford and Barbara Woods
- “Connecting the People’s Needs with the Movement’s Objectives: Septima P. Clark and Community Empowerment,” International Journal of Africana Studies (2007)
- “We Seek to Know… In Order to Speak the Truth: Nurturing the Seeds of Discontent–Septima P. Clark and Participatory Leadership” in Sisters in the Struggle: African American Women in the Civil Rights-Black Power Movement, eds. Bettye C. Thomas and V.P. Franklin (2001)
Congratulations to Dr. Rouse!