[1994 · Akron Beacon Journal • Public Service]
In 1992, four white Los Angeles police officers were acquitted for the roadside beating of Rodney King, a black man. This sparked outrage not only in Los Angeles but across the country, including Akron, Ohio.
PULITZER ENTRY MATERIALS:
The cover letter accompanying the submission explains how the paper sought to not only report on racial issues, but also build community.
The cover page for the series.
Bob Paynter, who oversaw the series, is congratulated by Beacon Journal publisher John Dotson after winning the Pulitzer.
The Beacon Journal front page from April 13, 1994, announcing the Pulitzer win.