Awards & Fellowships

 

AWARDS

Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom (University of Illinois Press) – 2015

Uncrowned Queens: Voices of African American Women (WNED) – 2009

  • American Women in Radio and Television “Gracie Allen” Award

My 2009 Gracie Allen Award My Gracie Award

 

Jazz Singers (Smithsonian Productions) – 2002

  • Broadcast Education Association Faculty Production Award

 

Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was (Radio Smithsonian/Public Radio International) – 1996

  • George Foster Peabody Award for Significant & Meritorious Achievement
  • American Women in Radio and Television “Gracie Allen” Award
  • Alfred I. duPont/Columbia University Silver Baton Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism
  • National Education Association Award for the Advancement of Learning Through Broadcasting
  • New York Festival’s International Programming Gold Award for Best Documentary Series And Best Series Narration
  • Gabriel Award for Documentary Production
  • International Association of Audio Visual Communicators Gold Award

Making the Music; (NPR) – 1995                                                

  • George Foster Peabody Award for Significant & Meritorious Achievement

Wade in the Water: African American Sacred Music Traditions (NPR/Smithsonian) – 1994

  • George Foster Peabody Award for Significant & Meritorious Achievement
  • National Education Association Award for the Advancement of Learning
  • Through Broadcasting
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting “Gold” Award for Documentary Excellence
  • National Association of Black Journalists Award
  • Lincoln University “Unity” Award for Radio Documentary
  • Angel Award for Documentary Excellence                                                

Alternatives: One Woman’s Fight Against AIDS (NPR) – 1993

  • American Women In Radio And Television Honorable Mention
  • CINDY Award for Documentary Production

In Touch: AIDS in the African American Community (WHUR-FM) – 1992

  • Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award
  • CEBA (Communications Excellence to Black Audiences) Award of Excellence
  • National Association of Community Broadcasters Silver Reel Award

 

FELLOWSHIPS

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Scholar Timuel D. Black Jr. and author Sonja D. Williams share a moment.

 

Fellow, Black Metropolis Research Consortium Summer Short-term Fellowship, Chicago, IL, Summer 2017.

Fellow, Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Howard University, Washington, DC, Spring 2014.

Fellow, Timuel D. Black, Jr. Short Term Fellowship in African American Studies, Vivian G. Harsh Society, Chicago IL, Summer 2009.

Fellow, National Association of Television Program Executives,New Orleans, LA, January 1998.

Fellow, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Faculty Fellowship Program, U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, DC, Summer 1995 and 1994.


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