Nick Kotz

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Nathan "Nick" K. Kotz (September 16, 1932 – April 26, 2020) was an American journalist, author, and historian. He was born in San Antonio, Texas. He was best known for his 2005 book Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Laws that Changed America[1] talking about the roles of President Lyndon B. Johnson and Martin Luther King Jr. in the passage of the 1964, 1965, and 1968 civil rights laws. Kotz won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 1968.[2]

Kotz was killed outside his farm on April 26, 2020 in Broad Run, Virginia after being hit by his car, aged 87.[3]

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  1. Nick Kotz (2005), Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Laws That Changed America, Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, NY, ISBN 0-618-08825-3
  2. 1968 Pulitzer Prize Winners
  3. “Nick” Kotz, author and journalist killed in accident