UM Professor Wins Pulitzer Prize: Hear Heather Ann Thompson’s WDET Interview Here

Blood In The Water

University of Michigan history professor Heather Ann Thompson won a Pulitzer Prize this week for her nonfiction book detailing the events of the Attica Prison uprising of 1971.

Blood in the Water” tells the story of the taking of Attica by prisoners upset with their poor living conditions, and the massacre by armed forces in New York that followed. The book also provides a larger narrative about mass incarceration in America.

Thompson spoke with Detroit Today host Stephen Henderson for the WDET podcast “Created Equal” late last year.

Click on the audio player above to hear that conversation.

Image credit: Jake Neher/WDET

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