The following are the Pulitzer Prizes for 1931.
|Public Service||The Atlanta Constitution||"For a successful municipal graft exposure and consequent convictions."|
|Reporting||A. B. MacDonald of The Kansas City Star||"For his work in connection with a murder in Amarillo, Texas."|
|Correspondence||H. R. Knickerbocker of the Philadelphia Public Ledger and New York Evening Post||"For a series of articles on the practical operation of the Five Year Plan in Russia."|
|Editorial Writing||Charles S. Ryckman of Fremont Tribune||"For the editorial entitled 'The Gentlemen from Nebraska'"|
|Editorial Cartooning||Edmund Duffy of The Baltimore Sun||"For 'An Old Struggle Still Going On'"|
The Atlanta graft ring was a corruption scandal that erupted in 1930 which generated
26 indictments and earned a Pulitzer Prize for the Atlanta Constitution newspaper.
Atlanta had prided itself for a relatively corruption-free government throughout its history, but this changed in the 1920s.
On November 18, 1929, Fourth Ward Alderman Ben T. Huiet told the city council he had heard that payment of $3,500 was asked for in order to approve electrical wiring that had been installed in the new Atlanta City Hall, then under construction.Soon after, Atlanta Constitution president Clark Howell, wrote a ringing editorial demanding the Fulton County grand jury to investigate. Foreman Thomas Lyon and Solicitor General John A. Boykin began the lengthy investigation during which, more than a thousand witnesses were called to look into the Mayor I.N. Ragsdale's administration and city council. Twenty-six indictments were made, of which fifteen were guilty and seven of those received prison sentences, including councilman Harry York.The press coverage earned Howell and the Atlanta Constitution the 1931 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
Solicitor General Boykin went on to break up Atlanta's numbers game operation in 1936.Bernadotte Everly Schmitt
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