The St. Louis Workers’ Education Society proudly hosted the first-ever WES Awards on September 22nd, 2017, honoring Gerald Horne.

Gerald is a St. Louis native, WES supporter, distinguished professor and prolific historian of over 30 books, primarily on African American history. He holds the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston.

He is considered one of the most prolific and important historians alive today.

WES is committed to on-going worker-education with a special focus on the intersection of workers’ rights, racial justice, sexual and gender-minority rights and disabilities empowerment.

We hope you will agree that Gerald embodies the overall mission of WES and our emphasis on education as liberation and is well deserving of the first ever. As part of the Awards ceremony we presented Horne with a Board Resolution and announced the creation of the Gerald Horne Academic Excellence Scholarship. 

We appreciate your support for WES, the work we’re doing and our Awardee, and we hope that you will consider becoming a sustaining member of the organization with a monthly contribution. See the link below for details.