Aretha Franklin receives posthumous Pulitzer citation

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NEW YORK (AP) Aretha Franklin's family says she would be so happy to learn that her body of work has been honored by the Pulitzer Prize board.

It gave a special citation Monday to Franklin for her "indelible contribution to American music and culture for more than five decades."

Franklin is the first woman to receive the citation since 1930, the year it was first given.

Franklin's niece, Sabrina Owens, says Franklin has received almost every award imaginable, and to get recognition from the Pulitzer Prize board is "just amazing."

The Pulitzer Prize in music was given to the operatic work "Prism" by Ellen Reid.