Awards for Community Service and Literary Activism

Of Marita’s literary activism Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison said “It is always heartening to see women step up to the writer’s table. When the results are as adroit and affecting as Marita Golden’s work, it is more than satisfying, it is a cause for celebration.”

 

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Barnes and Noble Writers for Writers Award

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Distinguished Service Award from the Authors Guild

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“Virginia Heroes” Award

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Honorary Doctor of Arts and Letters University of Richmond

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2008 Maryland Author Award, Association of Maryland Librarians

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Woman of the Year Award Zeta Phi Beta

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Distinguished Black Woman Award 2009

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2007 Fiction Award, Black Caucus American Library Association

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2003 Honor Book Award for GUMBO from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association

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International Hall of Fame African Descent Gwendolyn Brooks Center at Chicago State University