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Aretha Franklin Honored With Posthumous Pulitzer Prize

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is now a Pulitzer Prize winner.

Franklin on Wednesday became the first woman to win a special citation award for her “indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades.”

It was a posthumous honor. Franklin passed away in August at the age of 76.

After her death, Morning Shift sat down with three Chicago musicians: jazz singer Tammy McCann, soul and jazz singer Lili K, and “Rock N’ Soul” artist Krystal Metcalfe to hear what Aretha Franklin meant to them.

GUEST: Tammy McCann, jazz singer

Krystal Metcalfe, singer-songwriter

Lili K, soul and jazz singer

LEARN MORE: Aretha Franklin Awarded a Posthumous Pulitzer Prize (Ebony 4/16/19)

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