Celebrated novelist Colson Whitehead was also awarded the coveted Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel The Nickel Boys, which tells the two boys at horrifying reform school in Jim Crow-era Florida.


African-American artists were also recognized in the categories for poetry, drama, and music, with prizes going to playwright Michael R. Jackson, poet Jericho Brown, and composer Anthony Davis respectively.

See the full list of 2020 Pulitzer Prize awardees here.

Clarification, 5/4/20, 6:43 p.m.: Ida B. Wells, the acclaimed civil rights era journalist whose investigating reporting inspired Hannah-Jones herself, was also given a posthumous Pulitzer Prize citation.