Gwendolyn Brooks Quotes

What I'm fighting for now in my work... for an expression relevant to all manner of blacks, poems I could take into a tavern, into the street, into the halls of a housing project.

 
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Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Born: June 7, 1917
  • Died: December 3, 2000
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Poet

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was an American poet and teacher. She was the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer when she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950, for her second collection, Annie Allen.