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Historian Stevenson awarded for book on L.A. race riots

Brenda Stevenson

Brenda Stevenson, UCLA professor of history and African-American studies, has been awarded the 2014 Organization of American Historians (OAH) James A. Rawley Prize. The award recognizes her book "The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender and the Origins of the Los Angeles Riots" for being the best book on race relations published in 2013.

"''The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins' is a model of deep research, empathy, and insightful interpretation rendered in clear and compelling narrative," according to OAH, the largest learned society and professional organization dedicated to the teaching and study of the American past. 

Stevenson received the award during OAH's annual meeting April 10-13 in Atlanta.

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