Jerry and Flora Horne Scholarship

Dr. Gerald Horne and International Publishers proudly announce the Jerry and Flora Horne Scholarship.

The Jerry and Flora Horne Scholarship, named after Dr. Gerald Horne’s parents, is an investment in ongoing Marxist research into the links between Indigenous dispossession and Slavery / Jim Crow. The scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to the manuscript proposal that best reflects the tradition of Dr. Horne’s pioneering research in scope and content, as well as International Publishers’ commitment to Marxist historiography.

Proposals should include the following information:

  • A cover letter introducing the manuscript, including a 500 word abstract
  • A list of comparable titles describing how the MS fits into and / or expands upon current research
  • A draft annotated Table of Contents and Chapter Outline (with short summaries)
  • Proposed timeline, wordcount, and photos (if any)
  • Posable audience and promotion

All manuscript proposals will be reviewed by Dr. Gerald Horne, Tony Pecinovsky, Professor Denise Lynn, and Albert Bender.

The manuscript proposal deadline is October 14th, Indigenous People’s Day. The final manuscript will be due at a date to be determined by Dr. Horne, International Publishers, and the Awardee.

Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Please send all MS proposals to tony [@]

Dr. Gerald Horne

Gerald Horne

Dr. Horne holds the Moores Professorship of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. His research has addressed issues of racism in a variety of relations involving labor, politics, civil rights, international relations and war. Dr. Horne received his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and his B.A. from Princeton University. He is the author of more than 40 books, including Revolting Capital: Racism and Radicalism in Washington D.C., 1900-2000 and The Counter-Revolution of 1836: Texas Slavery & Jim Crow and the Roots of U.S. Facism.

Tony Pecinovsky

Tony Pecinovsky

Tony Pecinovsky is the author of Let Them Tremble: Biographical Interventions Marking 100 Years of the Communist Party, USA and author/editor of Faith In The Masses: Essays Celebrating 100 Years of the Communist Party, USA. His most recent book is titled The Cancer of Colonialism: W. Alphaeus Hunton, Black Liberation, and the Daily Worker, 1944-1946. He has been published in American Communist History, Black Perspectives, People’s World, and the St. Louis Labor Tribune, among other publications. Pecinovsky has appeared on C-SPAN’s “Book TV” and speaks regularly on college and university campuses across the country.

Denise Lynn

Denise Lynn

Denise Lynn is Professor of History, Interim Chair of History, Director of Gender and Sexuality Studies and Africana Studies at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana. Her research focuses on women in the American Communist Party. Dr. Lynn is the Vice-President of the Historians of American Communism and the editor of its journal American Communist History. She has written a regular blog for Black Perspectives and has written for Nursing Clio and Marxist Sociology. Her articles have appeared in American Communist History, Women’s History Review, Journal of Cold War Studies, Radical Americas, and Journal for the Study of Radicalism. Dr. Lynn is the author of Where is Juliet Stuart Poyntz? Gender, Spycraft, and Anti-Stalinism in the Early Cold War and Claudia Jones: Visions of a Socialist America.

Albert Bender

Albert Bender

Albert Bender is a Cherokee activist, historian, political columnist, and freelance reporter for Native and Non-Native publications. He is currently writing a legal treatise on Native American sovereignty and working on a book on the war crimes committed by the U.S. against the Maya people in the Guatemalan civil war. He is a consulting attorney on Indigenous sovereignty, land restoration, and Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) issues and a former staff attorney with Legal Services of Eastern Oklahoma (LSEO) in Muskogee, Okla.