Congratulations to Hank Klibanoff for winning the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for History along with co-author Gene Roberts. Klibanoff is a Florence, Alabama native. Congrats!
Awarded to “The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation” by Gene Roberts and Hank Klibanoff (Alfred A. Knopf).
orence native, Hank Klibanoff, wins Pulitzer Prize for History
Florence native Hank Klibanoff has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for History.
Klibanoff was recognized for his book, “The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation.”
He wrote the book with Gene Roberts.
The book details the attention the media, both print and television, gave to the plight of black Americans as they sought civil and voting rights in the 1950s and 1960s.
Klibanoff, who grew up in Florence, graduated from Washington University in St. Louis. He spent 20 years at The Philadelphia Inquirer, serving in various positions, including deputy managing editor. He was also a reporter for the Boston Globe and spent six years at newspapers in Mississippi.
Klibanoff is now the managing editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
He is scheduled to appear at the Florence-Lauderdale Library at 11 a.m. Saturday.