– May 21st 2018

Monday, May 21, 2018 | 
6:30 PM
Hunter College North- Lang Recital Hall (4th floor)
69th Street (btw Lexington & Park Ave.)

Herb Boyd – Oustanding Career Achievemeny Award

Over the years Herb Boyd has become widely known as a respected journalist, historian, activist, and the author of 23 books. This year his profile has catapulted even further with the release of his latest book, “Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self Determination.” “Black Detroit” has since received rave reviews from several major media outlets, including the New York Times and the Washington Post. Part memoir, part love letter, part historical chronicle, Boyd shares his reflections on this iconic American city and explains in detail the significant contributions Detroit has made to the nation.

We will announce the other winners at the end of March 2017.

Since 1990, the Aronson Awards have honored original, written reporting that exposes widespread injustices, underlying causes, and possible reforms. This includes exposing discrimination based on race, class, gender, religion or sexual orientation; economic exploitation; violations of human rights, civil liberties or free expression; environmental degradation; and brutality to civilians in war.

The Aronson Awards are administered by the Hunter College Department of Film & Media Studies.

Tami Gold & Blanca Vazquez, Directors