Late soul icon Aretha Franklin is to be honored with a posthumous Pulitzer Prize particular quotation.
Officers on the Pulitzer group introduced the information on Monday, whereas naming composer Ellen Reid this yr’s recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in music for her opera, Prism.
Aretha turns into the primary particular person lady to earn a particular quotation prize because the honor was first awarded in 1930.
John Coltrane and Bob Dylan are among the many earlier recipients.
Throughout her life, Franklin was awarded a Kennedy Middle Honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and he or she additionally turned the primary woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Corridor of Fame in 1987.