Mieke Kirkels wins AAHGS Book Award

The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society in Washington DC has awarded Mieke Kirkels, research fellow at Maastricht University, an Internatonial AAHGS Book Award for her book Dutch Children of African American Liberators. It illustrates how the complex racial relations in the US entered another dimension when African American soldieres were deployed overseas for the liberation of Western Europe, and tells the stories of the descendants of these ‘Black Liberators’.

Last this year, the John Adams published a blog series about this topic to which Mieke Kirkels also contributed. (Picture above by Brian Elstak).