- 2018 INDIES Winner
- Gold, Anthologies (Anthologies)
- 2018 INDIES Finalist
- Finalist, Political and Social Sciences (Adult Nonfiction)
The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery is a plea to America to understand what life post-slavery remains like for many African Americans, who are descended from people whose unpaid labor built this land, but have had to spend the last century and a half carrying the dual burden of fighting racial injustice and rising above the lowered expectations and hateful bigotry that attempt to keep them shackled to that past.