AWARD: Colored Conventions Wins MLA Award

#ADPhD congratulations the Colored Conventions Project which has won the tenth biennial MLA Prize for a Bibliography, Archive, or Digital Project.

“Mary A. Shadd,”, accessed February 24, 2015,

It will be presented to P. Gabrielle Foreman, Jim Casey, and Sarah Lynn Patterson, from the University of Delaware, on behalf of the Colored Conventions Project team.

From the MLA’s Prize citation:

The Colored Conventions Project, a superbly innovative and significant project that deserves to be widely known, brings into the public domain documents that attest to nineteenth-century African Americans’ efforts to organize, seek legal rights, and effect change. With a clear and engaging construction, the project—founded by P. Gabrielle Foreman, Jim Casey, and Sarah Lynn Patterson and with the participation of many team members—has been developed with the user at the forefront of its design. It is original in its concept and content, broad in its range and in its reach, timely and thoughtfully conceived and has significant potential for expansion and further development. The project eschews canonical concerns and blasts open generic practices by introducing conventions as a subject of bibliographical interest.

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