Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tiffany Gill Wins ABWH Award

Tiffany Gill's recent book, Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry, has been given the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Award for best publication from the Association of Black Women Historians. The award will be bestowed at the ABWH luncheon in Raleigh, North Carolina, on October 2, 2010, at the ASALH (Association for the Study of African American Life and History) annual meeting. Professor Gill teaches at the University of Texas at Austin.
Beauty Shop Politics, mentioned here earlier, examines the ways in which black beauticians in the Jim Crow era used their economic independence and access to a public community space as platforms for activism.