Nikole Hannah-Jones, a 1998 University of Notre Dame alumna and an investigative reporter for The New York Times Magazine, has been awarded with the Pulitzer Prize for commentary. After earning her bachelor’s degree in history and Africana studies from Notre Dame, she received a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina. She has also worked for the Raleigh News and Observer, Oregonian and ProPublica. 

Hannah-Jones was recognized for her introductory essay to the newspaper’s landmark “1619 Project,” an ongoing and interactive series she created that focuses on the 400th anniversary of when enslaved Africans were first brought to what would become the United States.

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