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African-American Pulitzer Prize Winners: A List of Pioneers

The Pulitzer Prize is a prestigious award that recognizes excellence in journalism and the arts. African-Americans have made significant contributions to the fields of journalism and literature, and many have been honored with Pulitzer Prizes throughout the history of the award.

In the category of journalism, African-American winners have included Ida B. Wells, who won in the category of public service in 1991 for her coverage of the issue of lynching in the United States, and Eugene Robinson, who won in the category of commentary in 2009 for his columns on the 2008 presidential campaign.

In the category of literature, African-American winners have included Gwendolyn Brooks, who won in the category of poetry in 1950 for her collection "Annie Allen," and Toni Morrison, who won in the category of fiction in 1988 for her novel "Beloved."

Other notable African-American Pulitzer Prize winners in literature include James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, and August Wilson.

These African American Pulitzer Prize winners have made significant contributions to the fields of journalism and literature, and continue to inspire and influence new generations of writers and journalists. Their achievements stand as a testament to the power of their talents and the impact of their works on American society.

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