Two African-American Academics Awarded Pulitzer Prizes

Annette Gordon-Reed, a law professor at New York University who also teaches on the Newark campus of Rutgers University, won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in the history category for her book The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. She had previously won the National Book Award for the same work.

Professor Gordon-Reed is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School.

Lynn Nottage, a visiting lecturer at the Yale School of Drama, won the Pulitzer Prize in drama for her play Ruined. A winner of a genius award from the MacArthur Foundation, Nottage is a graduate of Brown University and the Yale School of Drama.