Pulitzer Prizes

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Aretha Franklin Posthumously Honored With 2019 Pulitzer Prize

Jennifer Hudson surprised the audience with a performance of “Amazing Grace” in tribute to the Queen of Soul.

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Kendrick Lamar, James Forman Jr., Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah Honored With Pulitzer Prizes

This year’s winners include artists and journalists who fearlessly explored contemporary racial identity and oppression.

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These Creators of Color and Race-Focused Works Won Pulitzer Prizes

From Lynn Nottage’s “Sweat” to Hilton Als’ theater reviews, here are the people and pieces whose race-concerned work earned the top journalism and arts honors.

'Hamilton,' Police Shooting Database Net Pulitzer Prizes

This year marks the award program’s 100th anniversary.