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.
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