Hooks Scholar in Residence Wins Outstanding Book Award

The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change is pleased to announce that the African American Communication and Culture Division of the National Communication Association (NCA) has awarded Hooks Scholar in Residence, Andre E. Johnson its “Outstanding Book of the Year Award” for No Future in This Country: The Prophetic Pessimism of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner. This is the third time that Dr. Johnson won this award. He won previously in 2013 for The Forgotten Prophet: Bishop Henry McNeal Turner and the African American Prophetic Tradition and in 2019 (with Amanda Nell Edgar) for The Struggle Over Black Lives Matter and All Lives Matter. Dr. Johnson received the award at the Division’s annual business meeting on November 21, 2021.

The African American Communication and Culture Division’s purpose is to promote substantive scholarship, creative and innovative teaching, and improved practice of communication about the peoples of Africa and the African Diaspora. Working in conjunction with the Black Caucus of the National Communication Association, members of the division have a genuine interest in attending to issues that impact the people of the African Diaspora.

Andre E Johnson

Dr. Johnson is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Media Studies in the Department of Communication and Film at the University of Memphis and is the editor of the forthcoming, The Press, The Platform, and the Pulpit: The Speeches of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner. (University Press of Mississippi, 2022)