Darlene Clark Hine, Board of Trustees Professor of African American Studies and History at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, has been awarded the 2017 John Hope Franklin Lifetime Achievement Award from the Southern Historical Association. The award is given out every five years. The award committee stated that “we cannot conceive of a more deserving candidate. Hine’s career has been deeply active, productive, and consequential.”
Before joining the faculty at Northwestern University in 2004, Professor Hine taught at Michigan State University for 17 years. Professor Hine is the author or editor of many books including Hine Sight: Black Women and the Re-Construction of American History (Indiana University Press, 1996). She is the former president of the Organization of American Historians and a past president of the Southern Historical Association.
Professor Hine is a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Kent State University in Ohio.