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

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

The Pulitzer Prize is a prestigious award given to journalists, writers, and authors for their outstanding work in various categories, including investigative reporting, commentary, criticism, and fiction. Over the years, many African-American journalists, writers, and authors have received this honor for their exceptional contributions to the field of journalism and literature.

Here is a list of notable African-American Pulitzer Prize winners:

  1. Gwendolyn Brooks - 1950, for poetry for "Annie Allen."

  2. James Baldwin - 1985, for his book "The Fire Next Time."

  3. Toni Morrison - 1988, for her novel "Beloved."

  4. Alice Walker - 1983, for her novel "The Color Purple."

  5. Isabel Wilkerson - 1994, for feature writing for "The Chicago Tribune."

  6. Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff - 2007, for their book "The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation."

  7. Sheri Fink - 2010, for investigative reporting for "The New York Times."

  8. Wesley Lowery - 2016, for national reporting for "The Washington Post."

  9. Nikole Hannah-Jones - 2020, for commentary for "The New York Times Magazine."

  10. Kevin Williamson - 2020, for his book "The Blood of Emmett Till."

These winners have made significant contributions to the field of journalism and literature and have broken barriers for future generations of African-American journalists, writers, and authors. Their works have not only been recognized for their excellence but also for shedding light on important social issues and bringing about change.

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