Sammy Younge Best Student Paper Award

Chair: Dr. Najja Baptist,

This award is named in honor of Sammy Younge (1945-1966), who was an undergraduate student at Tuskegee University during the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Active in the Tuskegee Institute Advancement League and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Younge was killed by white terrorists, as he attempted to use the “For-whites-only” restroom at a local Tuskegee Service Station.

The best paper by a student is selected from papers or posters presented at the Annual Meeting of the immediately preceding year. Panel chairs are encouraged to forward those papers that they believe to be outstanding to the Awards Committee Chair for consideration. Papers must be received by February 1, 2024.