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First Mississippi Pulitzer Prize

MS First Pulizter Prize  WinnerThe first Mississippian to win a Pulitzer Prize was Tennessee Williams. He received the award in 1948 for A Streetcar Named Desire. Williams was awarded a second Pulitzer in 1955 for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Willams won three Tony Awards and three New York Drama Critics’ Awards. In 1980, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Excerpted by permission of The Nautilus Publishing Company from 501 Little-Known Facts, Obscure Trivia, World Records & Historical Minutia from the State of Mississippi
 
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