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Photo Contest 2023: Winners Announced

The Photo contest winners have been selected and can be viewed here. Go to Northwestern’s main library and see all of the photos in One South.  The exhibit will be up until March 10th.

2022-23 One Book Selection

"How the Word is Passed" by Clint Smith

One Book One Northwestern is pleased to announce that the One Book selection for 2022-2023 is How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with The History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith. In How the Word Is Passed, Smith presents both historical research and interviews with ordinary people at historic sites, thus painting a picture both of history and a variety of people’s contemporary — and often inaccurate — understandings of it. Smith will be on the Chicago and Evanston campus in conversation with history professor and One Book faculty chair Leslie M. Harris on October 18th. 

Blog Articles

Blog Articles
Blog Articles
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Upcoming Events

Burge & Beyond:The Continued Fight for Reparations

11:00 AM - 3:30 PM, 6337 S Woodlawn Ave,

NU in Chicago’s spring 2023 trip invites students to learn more about Chicago’s history of police torture and the fight ...

2nd Annual Traditional Spring Pow Wow - Hosted by NAISA

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Welsh-Ryan Arena/McGaw Memorial Hall, 2705 Ashland Avenue

Northwestern University Second Annual Traditional Spring Pow Wow - Hosted by the Native American and Indigenous Student ...

History of the Book lecture by Derrick Spires (CCH/Libraries event)

4:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Harris Hall, 1881 Sheridan Road

Joint CCHS/University Libraries Lecture on the History of the Book:  Derrick R. SPIRES (Cornell University), author of T...


One Book Director

One Book Director

During her tenure, Nancy Cunniff has elevated the “One Book” brand to become a signature University program involving the entire campus.

Meet Nancy Cunniff
One Book Faculty Chair

One Book Faculty Chair

One Book One Northwestern is also pleased to announce that the One Book faculty chair for 2022-2023 is Leslie Harris, a historian of slavery and professor of history in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences.
Meet Leslie Harris

Student Fellows and Ambassadors

The One Book fellows and ambassadors are integral to the running of the One Book program. The fellows are paid to help run the office on a weekly basis by working on the newsletter, website, social media and marketing.  The ambassadors assist with events throughout the academic year as needed.  All students contribute to the blog and are readers of several books for the selection of next year’s common read program.

Meet our Student Fellows

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