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FILE - In this June 10, 2012, file photo, playwright and screenwriter Suzan-Lori Parks arrives at the 66th Annual Tony Awards in New York. Parks has won the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize and its $300,000 prize, one of the largest cash awards in the arts. Parks, the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, wrote the play “Topdog/Underdog,” adapted “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” and penned the screenplay for Spike Lee’s “Girl 6.”(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

FILE - In this June 10, 2012, file photo, playwright and screenwriter Suzan-Lori Parks arrives at the 66th Annual Tony Awards in New York. Parks has won the prestigious Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize and its $300,000 prize, one of the largest cash awards in the arts. Parks, the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, wrote the play “Topdog/Underdog,” adapted “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” and penned the screenplay for Spike Lee’s “Girl 6.”(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

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