Pulitzer Prize administrator and award-winning writer Dana Canedy announced one of the world’s most famous rappers, a trailblazing Black journalist and other media personalities of color as winners of this year’s prizes today (April 16).
“The winners this year affirm the impact of arts and letters on American culture,” Canedy said about the 14 journalism and seven art and literature honorees during the announcement ceremony.
Here, a few of the winners of color and the categories in which they won:
- Music: Kendrick Lamar, “DAMN,” the first hip hop work to win the Pulitzer
- Feature Writing: Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah, “A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof,” for GQ
- International Reporting: Manuel Mogato (alongside Clare Baldwin and Andrew R.C. Marshall), “Duterte’s War,” for Reuters
- General Nonfiction: James Forman Jr., “Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America“
Watch the full awards announcement: