David Canton Wins the 2011 W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize

David A. Canton, associate professor of history and director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity at Connecticut College in New London, was awarded the 2011 W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize from the Northeast Black Studies Association. The award honors the best book on African American studies published by a scholar in New England or New York State.

Professor Canton was honored for his book, Raymond Pace Alexander: A New Negro Lawyer Fights for Civil Rights in Philadelphia (University of Mississippi Press). Alexander, a civil rights attorney, fought for an end to racial segregation in housing, public accommodations, schools, and employment in Philadelphia from 1923 through the civil rights era.

Dr. Canton is a graduate of Morehouse College. He holds a master’s degree from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. from Temple University in Philadelphia.

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