Despite Pride month’s coinciding with the pandemic this year, Sharron Cooks still had plenty to celebrate.
Currently, museums and communities alike are grappling with the dual pandemics impacting African Americans: COVID-19 and social uprisings after the killing of George Floyd.
Science and nature exhibits are rife with buttons to press, touchscreens to swipe, and levers to pull—all the high-touch activities we’re meant to be avoiding.
The coronavirus pandemic has thrust virologist Shi Zhengli into a fierce spotlight. Many have speculated that the pathogen that causes COVID-19, accidentally escaped from her lab. Some have even suggested it could have been engineered there. Claims “that SARS-CoV-2 was leaked from our institute totally contradicts the facts,” Shi said. “It jeopardizes and affects our academic work and personal life.”
Many health experts say it's clear who should get the first shots: health care workers around the world, then people at a higher risk of severe disease, then those in areas where the disease is spreading rapidly, and finally, the rest of us.
As Southern Illinois University prepares to welcome thousands of students to campus in August amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the University Museum has had to put exhibitions and in-person programming on hold as they pivot their plans for the fall semester.
The Illinois State Museum launched an initiative to record history as it is happening, inviting the people of Illinois to share their experiences living through the pandemic.
Though Illinois allowed indoor museums to reopen June 26, the COVID-19 pandemic still rages across the nation. Museums, historic homes, and gardens in the Quad-Cities have taken differing approaches to reopening.
Nicole Anderson Cobb interviews community members of Central Illinois discussing the Museum of the Grand Prairie and its "Legacy Is Yours" project and Hoskins archive highlighting the African American community.
The Basketball Tournament (TBT), which awarded a $1 million prize to the winner of this year’s 24-team competition, navigated through the pandemic thanks to planning help from a former Olympic swimmer–turned–public health expert.
On March 15, Rockford's Discovery Center closed because of the coronavirus pandemic. At first, Discovery Center announced it would close for two weeks. The shutdown lasted until July 8.
March was going to be a big month for the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Northwestern Illinois. Instead, on March 16, the museum was one of the 85,000 museums that closed worldwide because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Over the years, individuals who suffer US Supreme Court losses have sought friendlier hearings closer to home. Now state courts are becoming frontiers for litigation by school voucher opponents.
Twelve percent of the US population has some form of disability, but only one percent of scripted TV roles show individuals with disabilities. A major campaign in Hollywood is out to change that.
The Appalachia mountaintop removal resistance movement is strongly tied to the history of the region, and yet activists involved in the cause are drawn to the mountains from a variety of places.
Anti-corruption leader Anna Hazare burst on the scene in early 2011, a mystery to most Indians and much of the world. He is no mystery in the village where he has put Gandhian principles to the test.
Kem Sawyer, author of "Mohandas Gandhi: Champion of Freedom," discusses the influence of Gandhi's thinking on the work of Indian anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare.
Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellman reporting on so-called honor killings in Pakistan where women are seen as property of men.
Sam Mathews travels to Guatemala to volunteer with Global Dental Relief. During his stay, Sam learns about the reality of life for the country's ethnic Mayan population.
Washington area students--from three-year olds to university undergrads--learned about critical global issues from Pulitzer Center photojournalists.
After last August's riots, what's next for Britain?
Grantee Amanda Sperber's story on rape survivors in Uganda won the OWM award in the Popular Features category.
Eye on Ohio was awarded the Best Government Issues Reporting prize for their work investigating property tax loopholes costing small business owners thousands of dollars.
In conversation with TIME for Kids Executive Editor Jaime Joyce, author Susan Burton and her daughter Antoinette Carter share their personal experiences, their work with others and their efforts to change the system.
Throughout Summer 2020, SF Camerawork, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization supporting cutting-edge photography, will exhibit Cell Signals, an online photo exhibition curated by Pulitzer Center grantee Pete Brook and featuring the work of grantees Brandon Tauszik and Pendarvis Harshaw.
Corrine Chin and The Seattle Times won a Regional Emmy Award for their work covering the lives of those affected by deportation.
The cohort of 40 Fellows plans to cover underreported issues from more than 20 countries, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
As part of the Focus on Justice series, grantee Carol Rosenberg and ACLU National Legal Director David Cole dive into the history of Guantánamo's detention center and the impact of COVID-19 on the 9/11 trial.
Pablo Albarenga was named the Photographer of the Year and winner of the Latin America Professional Award in the Sony World Photography Awards 2020.
New Yorker contributing writer explores the consequences of troop withdrawal, merging his research and on-the-ground reporting including from a devastated Raqqa.
The 1619 Project of The New York Times Magazine, an in-depth study led by Nikole Hannah-Jones, was awarded two 2020 Ellie Awards.
Journalists consider common threads, individuals' stories uniting their Pulitzer Center-supported reporting, honored with the 2020 Hal Boyle Award for the best newspaper, news service, or digital reporting from abroad.
This year's winners will investigate the intersection of exoneration projects with prison abolition theory and the effects of coronavirus on Islamophobia in India.