Douglas Blackmon

Douglas Blackmon, journalist and historian, received the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in nonfiction for "Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II (2008)." The book reveals how American corporations, particularly U. S. Steel, benefited from wage-free black convict labor for almost a century. Currently, Blackmon serves as the Atlanta bureau chief of the "Wall Street Journal."

Douglas Blackmon