BLACK CAUCUS 
OF THE 
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
LITERARY AWARD FOR NONFICTION
1994-2002
VERNON E. JORDAN, JR.

Founded by Dr. Alex Boyd, the Director of the Newark, New Jersey Public Library, the BCALA Awards honor outstanding work by African American authors. Winners receive the BCALA Medallion and an honorarium of $500. Winners are announced during the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting and the Awards are presented at the Annual Conference. The winners of the Literary Award for Nonfiction are as follows.

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2002 Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Vernon Can Read!
2001 Larry Eugene Rivers Slavery in Florida: Territorial Days to Emancipation
2000 Adele Logan Alexander Homelands and Waterways: The American Journey of the Bond Family, 1846-1926 
1999 Carolyn Mazloomi Spirits of the Cloth: Comtempoary African American Quilts
1998 Toi Derricotte The Black Notebooks: An Interior Journey
1997 Nell Irvin Painter Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol
1996 Herb Boyd & Robert L. Allen Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America
1995 Sara Lawrence Lightfoot I've Known Rivers: Lives of Loss and Liberation
1994 David Levering Lewis W.E.B. DuBois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919

 
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