This Day in Black History: March 12, 1982

This Day in Black History: March 12, 1982

Charles Fuller wins Pulitzer Prize for his work, "A Soldier’s Play."

Published March 12, 2012

Playwright Charles Fuller won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A Soldier’s Play, a story of a Black captain’s search for the murderer of a Black sergeant on a Louisiana army base during World War II. The story would later be turned into a film, 1984’s A Soldier’s Story, which was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Writers Guild of America Award.

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Written by Britt Middleton


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