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Committee: Status of Black Philosophers

Committee Charge

The committee is charged with assessing and reporting on the status of black philosophers. Among its responsibilities are to identify unfair or discriminatory practices and to advise the board and the members of the association of ways in which they may be rectified; to advise black philosophers concerning means of overcoming discrimination that they may encounter; and to make reports and recommendations to the board concerning ways in which full and meaningful equality of opportunity can be provided to all individuals who seek to study, teach, or conduct research in philosophy.

The committee also publishes the Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, the editors of which serve in an ex officio capacity on this committee.

In addition, this committee presents the Joyce Mitchell Cook award, recognizing a book written by a trailblazing black woman philosopher.

Committee Reports

2015-2016 - no report submitted

2014-2015 report 

2013-2014 report

2012-2013 report

2011-2012 - no report submitted

2010-2011 report

2009-2010 report

2008-2009 report

2007-2008 report

Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience

Upcoming Events
Nomination deadline for the 2017 Sanders Book Prize
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Submission deadline for the 2017 Frank Chapman Sharp Memorial Prize
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Nomination deadline for the 2017 Gittler Award
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Nomination deadline for the 2017 Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Application deadline for Small Grant and Diversity & Inclusiveness funding
Friday, June 30, 2017

Related Group News

New Arthur Danto/American Society for Aesthetics Prize Announced
Posted in APA Announcements, Monday, December 12, 2016

The American Philosophical Association and the American Society for Aesthetics are pleased to announce the establishment of the Arthur Danto/American Society for Aesthetics Prize. The ... more »

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Chair (2019)
Julie Maybee
Member (2017)
Nathaniel A. Coleman
Member (2017)
Lee A. McBride III
Member (2017)
Gilbert N. Morris
Member (2018)
Rodmon King
Member (2018)
Dwayne A. Tunstall
Member (2019)
Myisha V. Cherry
Member (2019)
Lewis R. Gordon
Member (2019)
Keisha S. Ray
Newsletter Editor
Stephen C. Ferguson II
Newsletter Editor
Dwayne A. Tunstall