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"We Return Fighting": The Civil Rights Movement in the Jazz Age by Mark Robert SchneiderFinalist, 2003
A Different Day: African American Struggles for Justice in Rural Louisiana, 1900-1970 by greta de jongFinalist, 2003
Dividing Lines: Municipal Politics and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Montgomery, Birmingham, and Selma by J. Mills Thornton III2003
Got My Mind Set on Freedom: Maryland¿s Story of Black & White Activism, 1663-2000 by Barbara MillsFinalist, 2003
The Minority Rights Revolution by John D. SkrentnyFinalist, 2003
Outlaw Woman: A Memoir of the War Years 1960-1975 by Roxanne Dunbar-OrtizFinalist, 2003
The Strike That Changed New York: Blacks, Whites, and the Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis by Jerald E. PodairFinalist, 2003
Civil Rights Unionism: Tobacco Workers and the Struggle for Democracy in the Mid-Twentieth-Century South by Robert Rodgers Korstad2004
Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision (Gender and American Culture) by Barbara Ransby2004
Black Is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy by Nikhil Pal Singh2005
A Little Taste of Freedom: The Black Freedom Struggle in Claiborne County, Mississippi by Emilye CrosbyHonorable Mention, 2006
Up South: Civil Rights and Black Power in Philadelphia (Politics and Culture in Modern America) by Matthew J. Countryman2006
From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Struggle for Economic Justice by Thomas F. Jackson2007
Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle by Laurie B. GreenFinalist, 2008
Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King's Last Campaign by Michael K. Honey2008
New Orleans after the Promises: Poverty, Citizenship, and the Search for the Great Society by Kent B. GermanyFinalist, 2008
The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer by Chris Myers Asch2009
Family Properties: Race, Real Estate, and the Exploitation of Black Urban America by Beryl Satter2010
Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era by Chad L. Williams2011
Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement by Tomiko Brown-Nagin2012
The Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South by Andrew W. Kahrl2013
Defining the Struggle: National Organizing for Racial Justice, 1880-1915 by Susan D. Carle2014

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Awarded by the Organization of American Historians
Inspired by OAH President Darlene Clark Hine's call in her 2002 OAH presidential address for more research on the origins of the civil rights movement in the period before 1954, the Liberty Legacy Foundation Award is given for the best book on any historical aspect of the struggle for civil rights in the United States from the nation's founding to the present.

Liberty Legacy Foundation Award website
2003: six finalists noted
2004: two awards made
2006: one honorable mention
2008: two finalists noted

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