Ida B. Wells awarded special Pulitzer citation in part for Memphis work

By , Daily Memphian Published: May 05, 2020 2:58 PM CT

Wells, whose journalistic roots were formed in the Memphis area, was honored by the Pulitzer Prize committee “For her outstanding and courageous reporting on the horrific and vicious violence against African Americans during the era of lynching.”


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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.

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