Pulitzer News Flash- The Prize Goes to Sally Hemings
By WVFC on April 20, 2009
As journalists around the world rush to see who's just been awarded the Pulitzer Prize, WVFC's eye was drawn by one non-journo on the list. The Pulitzer for history, whose past winners include Doris Kearns Goodwin and Carl Sandburg, can now add to its ranks The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family, by Annette Gordon-Reed (W.W. Norton & Company), which the Pulitzer committee called "a painstaking exploration of a sprawling multi-generation slave family that casts provocative new light on the relationship between Sally Hemings and her master, Thomas Jefferson."
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