26 Plympton St., Cambridge, MA 02138
1st Fl., Dining Hall Entry, Adams House
In 1976, Eileen Jackson Southern became the first black woman to receive tenure at Harvard. She held a joint appointment in the Music Department and in the Afro-American Studies Department, which she chaired from 1975 to 1979. Professor Southern received the 2000 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of American Music, the Outstanding Contributor to Music Award from the National Association of Negro Musicians, the Deems Taylor Award from ASCAP, and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the National Black Music Caucus. In 2001, she was named as a National Humanities Medalist.