The Question: Which Black writer was granted a posthumous Pulitzer in 2020?
A Gwendolyn Bennett
B Zora Neale Hurston
C Ida B. Wells
Wells spent much of her life as an investigative journalist in Chicago, writing vividly about lynchings and mob violence. Almost 90 years after her death, the Pulitzer committee recognized ‘her outstanding and courageous reporting on the horrific and vicious violence against African Americans.’
The correct answer is Ida B. Wells.