Aretha Franklin receives Pulitzer Prize

Aretha Franklin receives Pulitzer Prize
Aretha Franklin awarded Pulitzer Prize. (Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Queen of Soul was given an honorary Pulitzer Prize.

The honor was given to Aretha Franklin for her contribution to American music for over 50 years.

Franklin, who died last summer from pancreatic cancer, is the first woman to receive an honorary Pulitzer Prize.

Other previous music recipients include Bob Dylan and John Coltrane.

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