Gwendolyn Brooks
7 June 1917 - 3 December 2000
Gwendolyn Brooks was an American poet, author, and teacher. She was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry and is considered one of the most important poets of the 20th century. Brooks' work reflects her experiences as an African American woman living in Chicago and her commitment to social justice. Her most famous works include "Annie Allen" and "We Real Cool." Brooks was a highly influential figure in the Black Arts Movement and her work continues to inspire and influence poets and writers today.
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