Each year the Black Studies Department awards the Edward Jones Prize in honor of the first black alumnus of Amherst College. Competition for the prize is open to any graduating senior who has written an honors thesis that addresses a present or future issue of concern to black people in Africa and the Diaspora.
Submissions for the Jones Prize will be accepted by the Black Studies Department from all other Amherst College academic departments. In order to be considered, please email a copy of your thesis to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020. The prize recipient is determined by members of the Black Studies Department and is awarded at Senior Assembly.
|1994||Shawn Sullivan & William C. Turner||1995||Erika Butler|
|1996||Charlton Copeland & Michael Mullins||1997||Sarah Hultman|
|1998||Adam Brett Wolf||1999||Jewel Sophia Young|
|2000||Nanna Abenaa Frimpong & Nicholas Rabinowitz||2001||Nadia Latif|
|2002||Eli Bloomberg & Peter Juran||2003||Joshua Levy|
|2004||No award||2005||Max Retting|
|2006||No award||2007||Katina Hubbard & Jacob Maguire|
|2008||Jacob Goldberg||2009||Jenny Mancino & Nicholas Pastan|
|2010||Joan Victoria Flores||2011||Jamie Cohen, Rachel Hamalainen & Michelle Huynh|
|2012||Porshe Janae Dames||2013||Aubrey Jones|
|2014||Ruodi Duan & Dylan Vasey||2015||Katherine Ponds|
|2016||Rachel Abernethy & Stella Oyalabu||2017||Raheem Jackson & Christin Washington|
|2018||Jalencia Wade & Stefan Yong||2019||Huey Hewitt & Bryan Miller|
|2020||Avery Farmer & Henry P. McNeil|