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The 2019 Nominating Committee, consisting of Gaines Foster, Louisiana State University, chair; Kate Masur, Northwestern University; Adrienne Petty, College of William & Mary; Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Louisiana State University; and Christina Snyder, Pennsylvania State University, has made the following nominations:

For Vice President/President-Elect: Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore, Yale University

For Executive Council: Malinda Maynor Lowery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Charles W. McKinney Jr., Rhodes College

Adam Rothman, Georgetown University

Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore is the Peter V. and C. Vann Woodward Professor of History, African American Studies, and American Studies at Yale University. Her most recent book, These United States: A Nation in the Making, 1890 to the Present, coauthored with Thomas J. Sugrue, was published by W. W. Norton in 2015. Her book Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919–1950 (W. W. Norton, 2008) was one of the American Library Association’s Notable Books of 2008 and one of the Washington Post’s Best Books of 2008. Her first book, Gender and Jim Crow: Women and the Politics of White Supremacy in North Carolina, 1896–1920, published by University of North Carolina Press in 1996, won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award, the James A. Rawley Prize, the Julia Cherry Spruill Prize, and the Heyman Prize. Gilmore has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Humanities Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Center for Advanced Study in Visual Arts, the American Council for Learned Societies, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. A former president of the Southern Association for Women Historians, she is currently finishing A Homeland of His Imagination: Romare Bearden’s Southern Odyssey in Time and Space, to be published by University of North Carolina Press.

Malinda Maynor Lowery is a professor of history and the director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, she is the author of The Lumbee Indians: An American Struggle, published by University of North Carolina Press in 2018. Her first book, Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South: Race, Identity, and the Making of a Nation (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), won Best First Book from the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association and the Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award. Lowery has won fellowships and grants from the Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Sundance Institute, the Ford Foundation, and others. Her documentary films include the Peabody Award–winning A Chef ‘s Life (five seasons on PBS, 2013–2017), the [End Page 547] Emmy-nominated Private Violence (broadcast on HBO in 2014), and In the Light of Reverence (broadcast on PBS in 2001), as well as two short films, Real Indian (1996) and Sounds of Faith (1997), both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Charles W. McKinney Jr. is the Neville Frierson Bryan Chair of Africana Studies and associate professor of history at Rhodes College, where he teaches a variety of courses on the African American experience in the United States. His first book, Greater Freedom: The Evolution of the Civil Rights Struggle in Wilson, North Carolina (University Press of America, 2010), explores the slow, deliberate building of a movement in a rural community in eastern-central North Carolina. His current project, Losing the Party of Lincoln: George Washington Lee and the Struggle for the Soul of the Republican Party, looks at the life and career of George Washington Lee, an African American Republican operative and civil rights activist who lived in Memphis in the mid-twentieth century. Lee was a staunch supporter of civil rights and fought against the rightward drift of the party, a drift greatly facilitated by the ascension of Barry Goldwater in the early 1960s. McKinney is also the coeditor, with Aram Goudsouzian, of An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee (University Press of Kentucky, 2018).

Adam Rothman is a professor of history at Georgetown University, where he teaches about the history of slavery and abolition...