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In 1971 the ASA Council established the DuBois-Johnson-Frazier Award to honor the intellectual traditions and contributions of W.E.B. DuBois, Charles S. Johnson, and E. Franklin Frazier. In 2006, members of the Association voted to change the name of this award to the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award in honor of Oliver Cox, the first recipient of the award, after W.E.B. DuBois’ name was applied to another award.
The Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award is given to an individual or individuals for their work in the intellectual traditions of the work of Oliver Cox, Charles S. Johnson, and E. Franklin Frazier, three African American scholars. Cox, Johnson, and Frazier placed their scholarship in service to social justice, with an eye toward advancing the status of disadvantaged populations. Their scholarship was not limited to just the gathering of more data, but was rather scholarship that was attempting to better conditions globally. Cox, Johnson, and Frazier worked to broaden the thinking of society and to broaden what the mainstream included.
In the spirit of the lifetime efforts of Cox, Johnson, and Frazier, the committee invites nominations of individuals or institutions with a record of outstanding work, such as, but not limited to:
- Work on social justice issues
- Work on human rights
- Activism, community efforts, the building of institutions, or sustaining programs
- Emphasis on African American or similarly disadvantaged racial/ethnic populations that have experienced historical racial discrimination
Occasionally, institutional commitment to social justice, to broadening the tradition to including and empowering marginalized scholars and marginalized peoples, is so compelling that this award can recognize a communal institutional effort.
Any nomination without a vita will not be considered. Former students are encouraged to nominate candidates but not the current students of potential nominees.
Nominations should include a one to two-page cover letter that explains why the individual or institution fits the criteria, a CV, and three to four additional letters of recommendation, but no more than five letters altogether.
In addition to the nomination materials described above, complete and submit the required nomination form available for download as a Word file here. Then send all materials via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the award and nominee in the subject line. The deadline for nominations for the 2020 award is April 1, 2019.
Selection Committee Members
The selection committee is composed of nine members, each serving a staggered three-year term. Members are appointed from among the Association membership by the Council based on the recommendation of the Committee on Committees.
|Edward E. Telles||1/1/2017||12/31/2019||Member|
|Onoso Ikphemi Imoagene||1/1/2017||12/31/2019||Member|
|Elaine Bell Kaplan||1/1/2019||12/31/2019||Member|
|Stacye Annyna Blount||1/1/2018||12/31/2020||Member|
|Hayward Derrick Horton||1/1/2019||12/31/2021||Member|
|Denise A. Segura||1/1/2019||12/31/2021||Member|
(Originally a biennial award for work in the tradition of DuBois, Johnson, and Frazier; now annual for work in the tradition of Cox, Johnson, and Frazier.)
2018 - Joe R. Feagin
2017 - Mary Romero
2016 - Thomas Fraser Pettigrew
2015 - Howard Winant
2014 - Richard O. Hope
2013 - Elijah Anderson
2012 - James W. Loewen
2011 - Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
2010 - Delores P. Aldridge
2009 - Aldon Morris
2008 - Cora B. Marrett
2007 - Jorge Bustamante
2006 - Rutledge M. Dennis
2005 - no recipient
2003 - John Moland, Jr.
2002 - Walter R. Allen
2001 - Troy Duster
2000 - Charles U. Smith
1999 - no award given
1998 - Howard F. Taylor
1997 - G. Franklin Edwards
1996 - Edgar G. Epps
1994 - Charles V. Willie
1992 - Andrew Billingsley
1990 - William Julius Wilson
1988 - Doris Y. Wilkinson
1986 - James E. Blackwell
1984 - Joyce A. Ladner
1982 - Daniel C. Thompson
1980 - Joseph S. Himes
1978 - Ira DeAugustine Reid
1976 - Hylan G. Lewis
1973 - St. Clair Drake
1971 - Oliver Cromwell Cox