Leigh Fought, Ph.D., of the Department of History, was awarded the 2018 Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in New York history for her book, Women in the World of Frederick Douglass. It was selected for this award from more than 40 submissions for scholarship prizes for 2016 and 2017.

Named in honor of Gov. Herbert H. Lehman, thr prize is part of the New York Academy of History’s mission to promote and honor outstanding historical research and writing. The prize is made possible through the generosity of the Herbert H. Lehman Foundation.  

Fought will be given at the New York Academy of History Gala Dinner on April 5, 2018, at the Cosmopolitan Club in New York City.   



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