Civil Rights in the Texas Borderlands: Dr. Lawrence A. Nixon & Black Activism by Will Guzmán has been honored with the C. Calvin Smith Award presented by the Southern Conference on African American Studies, Inc. (SCASSI)
The C. Calvin Smith Book Award recognizes the most distinguished scholarly book on African American Studies published in the calendar year preceding the SCAASI Annual Conference.
The Book Award is named for the late C. Calvin Smith (1943-2009). Dr. Smith earned the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in History at the University of Arkansas, and was a distinguished faculty member and administrator at Arkansas State University. Dr. Smith was a founding member and former president of SCAASI.
Guzmán was presented the award during the annual conference on February 12, 2016.