The 1999 Pulitzer Prize Winners

Special Awards and Citations

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Bestowed posthumously on Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, commemorating the centennial year of his birth, in recognition of his musical genius, which evoked aesthetically the principles of democracy through the medium of jazz and thus made an indelible contribution to art and culture.

Columbia University Provost Jonathan R. Cole (right) presents Lene Ellington and Paul Ellington with the 1999 Pulitzer Prize Special Citation.