Diane McWhorter is an journalist, commentator, and author who has written extensively about race and the history of civil rights. She won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize in 2002 for Carry Me Home: Birmingham, Alabama, the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution. She is a long-time contributor to the New York Times and the op-ed page of USA Today, among other national publications. She is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, and now lives in New York City.
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