Historian Darlene Clark Hine to Be Honored by White House

Northwestern University history professor Darlene Clark Hine will receive a National Humanities Medal for outstanding achievements in history Monday at the White House.

President Barack Obama is scheduled to present the award, which recognizes work in history, cultural studies, filmmaking, cultural commentary and historic preservation, to Hine and nine other recipients.

The National Humanities Medal honors individuals or groups whose work has deepened the nation’s understanding of the humanities, broadened citizen engagement with the humanities or helped preserve and expand access to important resources in the humanities.

Hine is a leading historian of the African-American experience and a pioneer in African-American women’s history.

Hine teaches both African American studies and history at NU. She is the author or editor of “The African-American Odyssey,” “Beyond Bondage,” “Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890-1950 ,” “A Question of Manhood,” “A Shining Thread of Hope: The History of Black Women in America” and numerous other books and publications.


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