Darity Receives a North Carolina Book Award
The North Carolina Literary and Historical Association has announced the N.C. Book Awards for 2020. The Ragan Old North State Award for Nonfiction goes to co-authors Professor William "Sandy" Darity and A. Kirsten Mullen for “From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the 21st Century.”
Darity is the Samuel DuBose Cook Distinguished Professor of Public Policy at Duke University. Mullen is an author, folklorist and museum consultant. The husband-wife team explores the economic and social impact of slavery, the mirage of equality during Reconstruction and the multiplier effect of ongoing institutional racism to imprison African Americans in poverty while building white wealth for generations. Both authors are descendants of enslaved people. Their acceptance remarks can be seen here.
The program is administered by the Office of Archives and History within the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.