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Ida B. Wells Receives Pulitzer Prize Citation

Ida B. Wells is being honored with a posthumous Pulitzer Prize citation.

The late investigative journalist received the award for her work as a reporter. Wells was born into slavery in 1862 in Mississippi but built a legacy as an activist, leader of women's suffrage and political strategist in Chicago.

The Pulitzer Prize board is donating at least 50-thousand-dollars in support of Wells' mission to recipients who will be announced at a later date.

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