Listen: Aretha Franklin Posthumously Awarded Pulitzer Prize Special Citation
"The Pulitzer committee honored three newspapers who were reporting on suiting massacres in their communities this year. The Associated Press was honored for its coverage of Yemen, civil war and a special citation was given for the Queen of soul. The Pulitzer board has awarded a Retha Franklin a special citation for her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades. Franklin is the first woman to get the citation since the board. I gave the honor in nineteen thirty Franklin died last August at the age of seventy six the citation is not given out every year. The last time it was given was in twenty ten to Hank Williams the Pulitzer prize in music was given to the operatic work prison by Ellen"