• Brooks, Gwendolyn

    Brooks, Gwendolyn

    Gwendolyn Brooks (1917 – 2000) was an American teacher, poet and author. She remains one of the most highly regarded and widely read 20th-century American poets and was the first black author to win the Pulitzer Prize (for Annie Allen published in 1949). Much of her work explores the experience of the urban black community and the struggles of the civil rights movement.

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