JP Resident Named Administrator for Museum of African-American History’s Inaugural Book Award

Jamaica Plain resident Pamela D. Waterman has been named Book Award Administrator for the inaugural Museum of African-American History (MAAH) Stone Book Award, which will honor non-fiction literature that celebrates African American history and culture. The award, which includes a $25,000 prize, will be presented in the summer of 2018 at the African Meeting House in Boston, a National Historic Landmark, and one of MAAH’s properties. The winning title will be selected by a panel of judges that will include respected historians, authors and academicians. Waterman will serve as staff liaison for both the book award committee and jury and will oversee the nomination process as well as event logistics. According to Museum Executive Director Marita Rivero, Waterman’s background in literature and project management makes her well suited to her new role.