Ethan Mordecai Cargill and Emily Wanger are the 2013 William Pickens Prize winners for outstanding senior essays in the field of African and African American Studies. Both students received a $500 cash prize.
Emily is a Political Science major;her essay is entitled, An “Awkward Silence” – Examining Civil Rights Organizations’ Belated Opposition to Mass Incarceration in the United States.
Ethan is an African American Studies major; his essay is entitled, “The Black Arts Iconography of John Coltrane.”
More about the Pickens Prize and prior honorees: http://afamstudies.yale.edu/william-pickens-prize