Chapel Hill, NC: Pulitzer Prize Display Case

November 18, 2015



Horace Carter, an alumni of the UNC School of Journalism, was the founder, owner, and operator of ‘The Tabor City Tribune’. In 1953, the newspaper won the Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service, the most coveted Pulitzer of all.


Horace Carter earned the prize for his crusade against the Ku Klux Klan. The crusade resulted in 62 Klan convictions, the first in history. The Pulitzer was the first to go to a weekly newspaper.


He presented his Pulitzer to the school in 1990, hoping to inspire future generations of students.


Award Display Case


The new display was designed to fit inside a piece of existing cabinetry and honors the prize with its own column, light, and text. While bringing focus to the prize, it also tells the story of Horace Carter and ‘The Tabor City Tribune’.


The panels include newspaper clippings from the Tabor City Tribune, images of Horace Carter, and a video display of his prize acceptance speech.





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