FACULTY AWARD: Taylor awarded Lannan Cultural Freedom Award

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, assistant professor of African American studies, has been awarded the 2016 Lannan Cultural Freedom Especially Notable Book Award from the Lannan Foundation for "From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation." Established in 2014, the award honors nonfiction works of particular relevance to the current historical moment. The award recognizes writers whose work is of notable scholarly or journalistic quality, and also has purpose in providing ideological tools to inform and support struggles for cultural freedom and social, economic and racial justice. With a $50,000 prize, the award is one of the largest of its kind in the United States and internationally.