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Professor of History and Africana Studies, Dr. Kabria Baumgartner, has been awarded the 2021 Outstanding Book Award.

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BRYAN EATON/Staff Photo. Kabria Baumgartner, a history professor at UNH, who lives in Newburyport, has been hired by the National Park Service in Salem to make an inventory of documents, artifacts, relating African-American history and culture in Salem.

Professor Kabria Baumgartner (Dean’s Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies & WGSS Affiliated Faculty Member), was awarded the 2021 Outstanding Book Award for her book, In Pursuit of Knowledge: Black Women and Educational Activism in Antebellum America. Professor Baumgartner’s book uncovers the role that African American women and girls played in the struggle for equal school rights and desegregation that went overlooked in the nineteenth-century Northeast. Congratulations Dr. Baumgartner for your outstanding work!

For more information about her book and where to purchase it, click here.

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