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01/05/1950 Gwendolyn Brooks is first African American awarded the Pulitzer Prize

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Gwendolyn Brooks Biography

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Gwendolyn Brooks Interview from 1967

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Gwendolyn Brooks reads her poems aloud

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An interview with Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was an American poet, author, and teacher. Her work often dealt with the personal celebrations and struggles of ordinary people in her community. She won the Pulitzer Poetry Prize for Annie Allen making her the first African American to receive the Pulitzer.