Tuesday, May 5, 2015

September 27, 1950 – Gwendolyn Brooks Wins Pulitzer Prize

  1. Gwendolyn Brooks
  2. Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was an American poet and teacher. She was the first black person to win a Pulitzer prize when she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950 for her second collection, Annie Allen. 
  3. BornJune 7, 1917, Topeka, Kansas, United States
  4. DiedDecember 3, 2000, South Side, Chicago
  5. ParentsKeziah Wims, David Anderson Brooks
  6. AwardsPulitzer Prize for Poetry, United States Poet Laureate, more
  7. ChildrenNora Blakely, Henry Lowington Blakely III

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