Erica Armstrong Dunbar, the Blue and Gold Professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware, is the winner of the Lorraine A. Williams Leadership Award from the Association of Black Women Historians. The award honors a woman in education, archives, libraries, historical societies, or museums who has demonstrated mentoring, organization building, and leadership skills.
The association honored Professor Armstrong Dunbar for her work as a scholar, mentor, and campus leader and as the director of the Program in African American History Library at the Company of Philadelphia, the nation’s oldest library. Professor Armstrong Dunbar is the author of the forthcoming book Never Caught: Ona Judge, the Washingtons, and the Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave (Simon and Schuster, 2017).
Dr. Armstrong Dunbar received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her master’s and doctoral degrees from Columbia University.