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African-American Pulitzer Prize Winners: A List of Notable Achievements

The Pulitzer Prize is a prestigious award given annually in various categories of journalism and the arts, including literature. African-American writers have made significant contributions to American literature and have been recognized with Pulitzer Prizes in several categories, including fiction, drama, and poetry.

  1. Toni Morrison, Fiction (1988) for "Beloved"

  2. August Wilson, Drama (1987, 1990, 1994) for "Fences," "The Piano Lesson," and "Two Trains Running"

  3. Gwendolyn Brooks, Poetry (1950) for "Annie Allen"

  4. Jhumpa Lahiri, Fiction (2000) for "Interpreter of Maladies"

  5. Colson Whitehead, Fiction (2017) for "The Underground Railroad"

  6. Michael Chabon, Fiction (2001) for "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay"

  7. Jeffrey Renard Allen, Fiction (2021) for "Railroad: A Novel"

  8. George S. Schuyler, Fiction (1932) for "Black No More"

  9. James Alan McPherson, Fiction (1978) for "Elbow Room"

  10. Alice Walker, Fiction (1983) for "The Color Purple"

It is worth noting that this list is not exhaustive and there are many more African American Pulitzer Prize winners in different fields such as music, history, and more. These writers have made significant contributions to American literature and their work continues to be celebrated and studied today.

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