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Monday, April 20, 2009

Hendrix alum wins Pulitzer

Posted By on Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 3:35 PM

Hendrix College proudly announces:

Hendrix College alumnus Douglas A. Blackmon has received the Pulitzer Prize in general nonfiction for his book Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. The 93rd annual Pulitzer prizes in journalism, letters, drama and music were announced today by Columbia University. 

Blackmon, a native of Monticello, is presently the Atlanta Bureau Chief of the Wall Street Journal. He has written extensively on race, the economy, and American society, which led to his Pulitzer-winning book about the complex issues of race in American society.

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