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Monica White wins 2022 Carnegie Fellowship

Monica White, a professor of environmental justice at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, has been awarded a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship.

White will use the $200,000 award to complete the research and writing of her second book, We Stayed: Agriculture, Activism, and the Southern Black Rural Families Who Fought to Keep the Land. The book focuses on three generations of an Alabama family who, instead of moving north in the Great Migration, stayed in the South farmed the land, and used their long-standing community connections to help lead the civil rights movement.