Association of Black Women Historians
|Tax ID no.||52-1305573|
|Headquarters||Silver Spring, Maryland, United States|
|National Director||Ida E. Jones|
|National Vice Director||Rose Thevenin|
The Association of Black Women Historians (known colloquially as the ABWH) is a non-profit professional association based in Silver Springs, Maryland in the United States. The organization was developed in 1977 and formally founded in 1979.
The formation of the organization stemmed out of the increase of black women historians in the United States after the Civil Rights Movement. Upon its founding in 1979, it became the world's first professional association for black women historians.
Ida E. Jones is the current national director. In 2012, ABWH published a statement about the film The Help. They stated that the film "distorts, ignores, and trivializes the experiences of black domestic workers."
- Dagbovie, Pero Gaglo. "Black women historians from late 19th century to the dawning of the civil rights movement." Journal of African American History. pp. 241-261.
- Terborg-Penn, Rosalynn (2001). "Association of Black Women Historians". In Nina Mjagkij. Organizing Black America: an encyclopedia of African American associations. New York: Garland Publishing. pp. 67–68. ISBN 0-8153-2309-3. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
- Dagbovie, p. 256
- Rivas, Jorge. "The Association of Black Women Historians Says ‘The Help’ is Distorted". Colorlines. Retrieved 15 August 2014.
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