Kelly & Rembert Win Pulitzer Prize

Erin Kelly, professor of philosophy at Tufts University, together with the late Winfred Rembert, have won the the 2022 Pulitzer Prize for biography/autobiography for their book, Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist’s Memoir of the Jim Crow South.

The book (see the previous post about it here) tells the story of Rembert, an artist, who was imprisoned and forced to work as part of a chain gang owing to his involvement in the civil rights movement in Georgia. The Pulitzer Prize announcement calls the book “a searing first-person illustrated account of an artist’s life during the 1950s and 1960s in an unreconstructed corner of the deep South—an account of abuse, endurance, imagination, and aesthetic transformation.”

The prize includes $15,000.

Rembert died in March, 2021.

(via Afton Greco)

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V. Alan White
2 years ago

Is this a first in philosophy? Just curious. But kudos to the max!

Catherine Womack
2 years ago

The artist’s first name is Winfred, not Winifred (easy typo to fix).

Barry Lam
2 years ago

Congratulations to Erin, what an accomplishment.