Contact the NJ Historical Commission
NJ Historical Commission
P.O. Box 305
Trenton, NJ 08625

Tel: (609) 292-6062
Fax: (609) 633-8168


Mildred Barry Garvin Prize

The Mildred Barry Garvin Prize is an award of $1,500 to a New Jersey teacher, guidance counselor, or school librarian for outstanding teaching of black American history at any grade level between kindergarten and high school. The prize is also awarded to individuals demonstrating outstanding performance in a related activity such as developing curriculum materials. One prize is awarded annually.

Nominations for the 2014 prize must be submitted by November 1, 2013. Nominees must be New Jersey teachers, guidance counselors, or school librarians. Individuals may be nominated by others, or they may self-nominate.

To nominate an educational professional submit the nomination form on the New Jersey Historical Commission's website that describes the nominee’s qualifications and why he or she should receive the prize.

PLEASE NOTE: The prize will be given at the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture series in Newark, New Jersey on February 15, 2014. The prize winner is encouraged to attend the conference to accept the award. The award recipient may also send a designate if he or she is unable to attend.

Nomination Form