Wynton Marsalis performing at The Pulitzer Centennial

The Pulitzer Centennial: Celebrating 100 Years of Excellence in Journalism and the Arts
Power: Accountability and Abuse
September 10-11, 2016 at Sanders Theatre, Harvard University

The event kicks off on Saturday evening (September 10) with a discussion and performance by world-renowned jazz pioneer Wynton Marsalis and his quintet, introduced by Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust. Marsalis will reflect on the themes raised by “Blood on the Fields,” his epic oratorio of one couple’s journey from slavery to freedom, and the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer.

Additional presentations by:

Danielle Allen, former chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board
Dean Baquet (Investigative Reporting, 1988)
Robert Caro (Biography, 2003 and 1975)
Junot Díaz (Fiction, 2008)
Caroline Elkins (General Nonfiction, 2006)
Mark Fiore (Editorial Cartooning, 2010)
Sara Ganim (Local Reporting, 2012)
Annette Gordon-Reed (History, 2009)
Donald Graham, former Washington Post publisher
Stan Grossfeld (Spot News Photography, 1984; Feature Photography, 1985)
Maria Henson (Editorial Writing, 1992)
Mary Jordan (International Reporting, 2003)
Julia Keller (Feature Writing, 2005)
Yusef Komunyakaa (Poetry, 1994)
Ann Marie Lipinski (Investigative Journalism, 1988)
Wesley Lowery (National Reporting, 2016)
Fredrik Logevall (History, 2013)
Lin-Manuel Miranda (Drama, 2016) (prerecorded)
Lynn Nottage (Drama, 2009)
Sacha Pfeiffer (Public Service, 2003)
Laura Poitras (Public Service, 2014)
Eugene Robinson (Commentary, 2009)
Joby Warrick (General Nonfiction, 2016; Public Service 1996)
Bob Woodward (Public Service, 1973; National Reporting, 2002)
Lawrence Wright (General Nonfiction, 2007)

Plus a performance of “On the Transmigration of Souls” by John Adams, winner of the 2003 Pulitzer for Music, conducted by Federico Cortese of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra with Voices Boston and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, And other special guests

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