Civil Rights and the Pulitzer Prize in Georgia

The digital exhibition Civil Rights and the Pulitzer Prize in Georgia celebrates the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes, with a focus on recipients that both connect to Georgia and promote civil rights. The exihibition is sponsored by Georgia Humanities in partnership with the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, and was funded by a grant from the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative.
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Hank Aaron (b. 1934)

"Hammerin' Hank" Aaron, a player for the Atlanta Braves, hit 755 home runs, a record that stood unchallenged until 2007, during his

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Alfredo Barili (1854-1935)

In 1880 the Italian-born pianist Alfredo Barili became the first professional musician to move to

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Masters Tournament

First played in 1934, the Masters Tournament is one of golf's four "major" events, alongside the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship.

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Zell Miller (1932-2018)

Zell Miller played a significant role in Georgia politics during the last half of the twentieth century, serving as mayor,

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Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries