Women’s History Month: Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks smiling in front of bookshelf

Kicking off our Women’s History Month series, we highlight Gwendolyn Brooks a Chicago native and world-renowned poet. Brooks became revered for her sociopolitical consciousness in her work which conveyed the Black experience in America through language that resonated across the country. Her ability to impact people through her writing made her the first Black author to win a Pulitzer Prize and led her to become the first Black woman to hold many of her titles and recognition. Learn more about Gwendolyn Brooks by visiting the resources below.

PBS: Gwendolyn Brooks: Still ‘Real Cool’ at 100

Poetry Foundation: Gwendolyn Brooks

Core: Gwendolyn Brooks and the Legacies of Architectural Modernity

NPR: Remembering The Great Poet Gwendolyn Brooks At 100

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