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From the Pulitzer timeline: 1969
Feature Photography: "Deep Sorrow" Moneta Sleet Jr., photographer, Ebony magazine
Letters, Drama, and Music
House Made of Dawn
by N. Scott Momaday (Harper)
The Great White Hope
by Howard Sackler
Origins of the Fifth Amendment
by Leonard W. Levy (Oxford Univ. Press)
Biography or Autobiography
The Man From New York: John Quinn and His Friends
by Benjamin Lawrence Reid (Oxford Univ. Press)
Of Being Numerous
by George Oppen (New Directions)
The Armies Of The Night
by Norman Mailer (World)
So Human An Animal
by Rene Jules Dubos (Scribner)
String Quartet No. 3
by Karel Husa
First performed at the Goodman Theater, Chicago, on October 14, 1968 by the Fine Arts Quartet.
There are no special citations for this time period.
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Los Angeles Times
For its expose of wrongdoing within the Los Angeles City Government Commissions, resulting in resignations or criminal convictions of certain members, as well as widespread reforms.
Local General or Spot News Reporting
John Fetterman of
Louisville Times and Courier-Journal
For his article, "Pfc. Gibson Comes Home," the story of an American soldier whose body was returned to his native town from Vietnam for burial.
Local Investigative Specialized Reporting
Albert L. Delugach and Denny Walsh of
St. Louis Globe-Democrat
For their campaign against fraud and abuse of power within the St. Louis Steamfitters Union, Local 562.
Robert Cahn of
The Christian Science Monitor
For his inquiry into the future of our national parks and the methods that may help to preserve them.
William Tuohy of
Los Angeles Times
For his Vietnam War correspondence in 1968.
Paul Greenberg of
Pine Bluff (AR) Commercial
For his editorials during 1968.
John Fischetti of
Chicago Daily News
For his editorial cartooning in 1968.
Spot News Photography
Edward T. Adams of
For his photograph, "Saigon Execution."
Moneta Sleet Jr. of
For his photograph of Martin Luther King Jr.'s widow and child, taken at Dr. King's funeral.