Pickens Prize

The Department of African American Studies awards the William Pickens Prize annually for outstanding senior essays in the field of African and African American Studies.

  • To read a tribute to the life and activism of William Pickens, Sr click here
  • To read more about Yale Phi Beta Kappa graduate, William Pickens (‘04), a leading civil rights activist of the early 20th century click here

2023 Pickens Prize Recipient