Michael Paul Williams, a veteran journalist and longtime columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, has earned a Pulitzer Prize in Commentary for his work in 2020.
The Pulitzer board honored Williams for his “penetrating and historically insightful columns that led Richmond, a former capital of the Confederacy, through the painful and complicated process of dismantling the city’s monuments to white supremacy.”
A Richmond native, Williams, 62, is a graduate of Hermitage High School and Virginia Union University. He also holds a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
The Pulitzers are the highest honor that a U.S. journalists can receive. They were announced today via a live streaming video.
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