Tiya Miles has been jointly awarded The 2018 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for her book “The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits”. The $25,000 dollar award will be shared with Erica Armstrong Dunba, the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers. The two winners will be presented with their awards at a reception sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute in New York City on Feb. 28. The reception also celebrates the 20thanniversary of the Frederick Douglass Book Prize.
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