Aretha Franklin awarded Pulitzer Prize for 'indelible contribution to American music and culture'
Posted: 3:58 PM, Apr 15, 2019
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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 19: Aretha Franklin performs onstage during the "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" Premiere Concert during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Radio City Music Hall on April 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
(WXYZ) — The Queen of Soul has been awarded a posthumous Pulitzer Prize.
The awards were given out Monday. In awarding Aretha Franklin a Special Award and Citation, the Pulitzer committee said it was "For her indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades."
Franklin died in August of 2018 or Pancreatic Cancer.
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