American Masters

Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize Night

Clip: Season 26 Episode 3 | 3m 25s

Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize in the spring of 1937, to the dismay of some critics and the delight of others. Mitchell received news of the prize by phone, along with multiple requests for interviews. Hating publicity, she fled to a gospel concert at a small black church in Atlanta with her husband and close associates. The press scoured the city but never found her.

Aired: 04/01/12

Rating: NR

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