Arkansas Native Wins Pulitzer Prize

Monticello is proud.

Monticello is proud.

An Arkansas native has won an Pulitzer Prize. And no, it’s not David Kinkade, but better luck next year, man. (Tip: Enter all your tea party stuff!)

No, it’s none other than Douglas Blackmon, the Atlanta Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal — a native of Monticello. Blackmon has won a Pulitzer for general nonfiction. Congrats!

Blackmon is the author of “Slavery by Another Name: The Re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II.”

Mark Hengel, media writer for Arkansas Business, spoke briefly with Blackmon today. A snippet from their conversation is available here. Hengel promises more in his next Outtakes media column in the paper’s print edition on April 27.

Meanwhile, you can see all the winners in this year’s competition here.

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