Historian at Wayne State University Wins Lillian Smith Book Award

Danielle L. McGuire, an assistant professor of history at Wayne State University in Detroit and a distinguished lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, will receive the 2011 Lillian Smith Book Award next month at the Decatur Book Festival in Georgia. The award is sponsored by the Southern Regional Council, the University of Georgia Libraries, and the Georgia Center for the Book. Professor McGuire is being honored for her book, At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power.

The award, established in 1968, honors Lillian Smith, a social critic and advocate for equal rights.

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