Today, the Los Angeles Times Book Awards announced that Associate Professor Stephanie Jones-Rogers has won the 2019 Book Prize in History, for They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South!
Jones-Rogers is the first African American to win an LA Times Book Prize for the History category, and the third woman. Congratulations to Jones-Rogers on this wonderful achievement. Of winning the LA Times Book Award, Jones-Rogers said: "In honoring my book, the judges recognized the value of telling stories which center Black lives. They acknowledge the importance of Black truths, and the significance of Black testimony." This year's LA Times Book Awards ceremony was hosted virtually, and you can watch Jones-Rogers' full acceptance speech on Twitter.