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African-American Pulitzer Prize Winners: A List of Remarkable Writers

The Pulitzer Prize is a prestigious award that recognizes excellence in journalism and the arts. African Americans have made significant contributions to these fields, and many have been honored with Pulitzer Prizes. Some notable African-American Pulitzer Prize winners include:

  1. Gwendolyn Brooks, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950 for her collection "Annie Allen."

  2. James Baldwin, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1985 posthumously for his novel "Go Tell It on the Mountain."

  3. Toni Morrison, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988 for her novel "Beloved."

  4. Cormac McCarthy, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2007 for his novel "The Road."

  5. Isabel Wilkerson, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing in 1994 for her series of articles "The Black Elite" and the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 2010 for her book "The Warmth of Other Suns."

  6. Hilton Als, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2017 for his work as a theater critic for The New Yorker.

  7. Kendrick Lamar, who became the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2018 for his album "DAMN."

  8. Nikole Hannah-Jones, who won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2020 for her work on The New York Times' "The 1619 Project."

These are just a few examples of the many African-American journalists, writers, and artists who have been recognized for their excellence with a Pulitzer Prize. Their achievements serve as an inspiration to others in their fields and their contributions are an important part of American cultural history.

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