Wednesday, February 15, 2006

African American National Biography (AANB) Project

AANB website is

The African American National Biography is a joint project of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University and Oxford University Press.


The editors are seeking contributors to write biographical entries for the African American National Biography.

We are commissioning articles on a diverse range of African Americans in all fields, from all periods of North American history, and from all stations of life—activists, writers and journalists, slaves, sharecroppers, domestic workers, musicians, performers, singers, politicians, government workers, judges, lawyers, ministers, preachers, and other religious workers, educators, athletes, sports figures, actors, directors, filmmakers, doctors, nurses, artists, photographers, business people, entrepreneurs, military personnel, scientists, philanthropists, dancers, frontiersmen, cowboys, legendary figures, inventors, aviators, explorers, astronauts, and more.

AANB entries are typically 750 to 1,500 words in length, with an honorarium of $75-$150. Each article will be signed by the author and will include a brief bibliography.

To apply to write for AANB, click on SEARCH & APPLY below to find an entry name or names you would like to write about. When you have made your selection, you will be directed to the Application Form.