Alain Locke

Pulitzers Honor Work of Three Black Icons

Aretha Franklin wins a history-making honor, and works that explore the lived experiences of Frederick Douglass and Alain Locke snag the coveted prize.

Book cover with Black woman rendered with gray skin and black hair in front of pink and red and orange hues and text near black text; black and white dog underneath white text on red and green and yellow and blue background

Writers of Color Sweep National Book Awards

Here are the authors, poets and translators whose books and collections won one of the United States’ most prestigious literary prizes.