On May 17, 2022, AHI Resident Fellow Mary Grabar will be one of five recipients of the “George Washington Award for Taking a STAND” by STAND (Standing True to America’s National Destiny) founded by Bishop E.W. Jackson. Bishop Jackson hosts a daily program, The Awakening, on American Family Radio from 1 to 2 p.m. ET, and a daily podcast, and directs the Awakening Hearts and Minds Project, an outreach to black, Hispanic, and other minority voters.

Mary Grabar, AHI Resident Fellow

Dr. Mary Grabar is being recognized for Debunking Howard Zinn and Debunking the 1619 Project, which are described by STAND as “two outstanding books which provide truth about the tragedies and triumphs of America’s past and refute the anti-American propaganda which masquerades as history.”

The other 2022 award recipients are North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson and Virginia Lieutenant Governor Winsome Sears who were “elected without compromising their conservative Christian values”; Jason Johnson, the President of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, for “defending law enforcement officers wrongly prosecuted for doing their lawful duty”; and Mark Gonzales, the Founder and President of the Hispanic Action Network, for “educating, equipping, and engaging the Hispanic faith community.”

STAND, a nonprofit organization established in 2009, seeks to “unite Americans as one nation under God” and to advance the Constitutional and Judeo-Christian values that have “built the greatest nation in history.”

The awards ceremony will begin with a sponsors’ reception at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m. It will be held at the Tysons Corner Marriott in Tysons Corner, Virginia (near Washington, DC). Tickets can be purchased from STAND at the organization’s website (or call (757) 375-6444).

“STAND is a wonderful organization doing very important work at a critical time,” Mary said. “I have appreciated the opportunity to discuss my books with Bishop Jackson on his programs and am honored to receive this award alongside such outstanding and accomplished Americans. I am also, as always, grateful to the AHI for helping me and encouraging me in my scholarship and writing.”