B. Henderson is the 22nd African American to win the
Pulitzer Prize since its inception in 1917.
2, 2002 (Lexington, Ky.) --
Angelo B. Henderson, a 1985 University of Kentucky
School of Journalism graduate who won a Pulitzer Prize
for feature writing in 1999, will deliver the 2002
Joe Creason Lecture at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in
Memorial Hall on the UK campus. Henderson won the
Pulitzer for a dramatic narrative detailing the lives
affected by an attempted drugstore robbery that ended
in the robber's death. He is the 22nd African American
to win the Pulitzer since its inception in 1917.
is part of today's Kentucky
Journalism Hall of Fame activities.
Lecture, sponsored by the UK Journalism Alumni Association,
is named for the late Joe Creason, a popular, folksy
columnist with the The Courier- Journal for about
three decades, and is supported by funds from the
Bingham family, former owners of the Louisville newspaper.
is a special projects reporter with The Detroit News.
Previously, he was a senior special writer for Page
One of The Wall Street Journal.
The Wall Street Journal's Detroit bureau in February
1995, reporting on the U.S. operations of all non-American
automakers such as Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor
Co. Eighteen months after joining The Wall Street
Journal staff, he began covering the Chrysler Corp.,
writing stories that ranged from the automotive showroom
to the boardroom, including the attempted takeover
of Chrysler by billionaire Kirk Kerkorian and United
Auto Workers (UAW) labor talks. In June 1997, Henderson
was promoted to deputy Detroit bureau chief where
he managed reporters and wrote stories focusing on
the global automotive industry.
39, Henderson joined The Detroit News, a Gannett Co.,
Inc., newspaper, in December 2001. He continues to
travel across the United States reporting stories
on race, crime, culture and other issues that impact
urban cities. He also can be heard weekday mornings
every other week as co-host of the talk radio program
"Inside Detroit" on WCHB-AM (1200).